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Alcohol & Other Drug Worker - Health & Wellbeing

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

About Us

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Housing and Homeless and other services to meet the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and their families. Our services operate across Victoria.

About the Job

You will provide culturally safe and appropriate outreach case management support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are affected by alcohol and/or other drug use.

You will provide access for affected individuals to comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) and psychosocial treatment options that address whole of person, are cognisant of culture, identity, family and communities as well as recognise the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Within a culturally safe and harm minimisation framework you will undertake:

  • AOD assessments using evidence based assessment tools in a culturally appropriate way
  • Assist client to complete, implement and review Individual Treatment Plans
  • Provide psycho-social support to clients
  • Refer and link clients to specialist AOD and other agencies
  • Advocate on behalf of clients

You will also undertake community development activities including:

  • Health promotion, information provision, and health education activities
  • Development and maintenance of community and service linkages & networks
  • Cultural competency advice and support to specialist services

About the Perks

  • Part-Time - 30.4 hours per week / 4 days per week
  • 2 Year Contract
  • Annual FT Salary of $64,300 - $68,900 + Superannuation
  • NFP Salary Packaging Benefits up to $15,900

About You

  • Certificate IV in AOD
  • Experience working with AOD and/or dual diagnosis clients including a willingness to participate in relevant training
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of screening, assessment and support to people and their families with AOD issues
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality advice, education and support to clients and families
  • An understanding of the intergenerational loss, grief and trauma that is experienced by Aboriginal community members and the subsequent AOD issues that result.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please provide the following before the application close date:

  • A cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for this role
  • A resume which outlines your educational and employment background

*Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including a Police Check, Working with Children Check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check as well as right to work in Australia Check.

How to apply

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