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Youth AOD Support Worker

Anglicare Victoria
  • Part Time ongoing position 0.8 FTE / 30.4 hours a week
  • Based at the Preston office with flexible work arrangements
  • $88k - $92k pro-rata (Level 6 SCHADS Award) with Salary Packaging available

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

We are seeking an experienced alcohol & other drug (AOD) practitioner to provide outreach intervention and support to young people in Melbourne's northern suburbs. The Youth AOD Support Worker is responsible for providing alcohol and drug treatment and support to young people (12-25 years) with complex life issues and who present with at-risk behaviours. This program utilises an assertive outreach and strengths based model, providing support to young people who require early intervention and/or alcohol and drug treatment to stabilise, reduce or cease harmful alcohol and drug use. The program provides linkages to a range of specific support services provided locally, including Anglicare Victoria services.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need: 

  • Victorian Drivers Licence
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare Work and/or Community Development and at least two years’ experience in working with people with AOD issues
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with disadvantaged and marginalised young people, experience in working with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours
  • Strong and demonstrated experience delivering a range of evidence-based AOD treatment interventions and modalities
  • Demonstrated understanding of care planning and case management approaches
  • Understanding of the principles of harm minimisation and approaches to the treatment of AOD problems including relapse prevention
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legislative and operating environment of the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems
  • Experience working with CMS databases including: Infoxchange, Penelope and Riskman highly desirable

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.  AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

Detailed Position Description: Download File PD_Preston Youth AOD Worker_ AOD _North PT_JUN22.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Leon Jordan on 0408 306 815.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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