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Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention Coordinator - Bunbury

St John of God Health Care

Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is one of the largest private providers of health care services in Australia, employing more than 16 ,000 employees (caregivers). We operate 27 hospitals and services comprising more than 3,500 hospital beds, including home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs.

With over 120 years' experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

The Position

St John of God Social Outreach South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service offers easily accessible counselling and support for people with drug and alcohol issues and their families free of charge throughout Western Australia’s south west communities.

A vacancy is available for an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Prevention Coordinator to commence in our Bunbury office on a permanent full time basis.

The core of the AOD Prevention Coordinator role is in building relationships with organisations and communities by helping them find ways of preventing negative impacts of alcohol and other drug related harms in communities, families and individuals of the South West. Consisting of liaising and collaborating with a range of key stakeholders including government and non-government agencies, professionals, community groups and individuals on AOD prevention activities and initiatives, this is very much about community development and capacity building – supporting communities, group and organisations to develop and implement their own AOD prevention activities.

As the AOD Prevention Coordinator you are energetic and comfortable being out and about in the South West community at events, activities and meetings, in addition to presenting education, training and information sessions. Your demonstrated networking and relationship building skills complement a strategic and responsive approach in harnessing energies from the different community and groups of the South West for the common goal of preventing AOD related harms.

This is a permanent full time position of 76 hours per fortnight and presents as a fabulous career opportunity to make a defining positive impact in our community.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A willingness and capacity to embrace the Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care.
  • A tertiary qualification in health promotion, public health or health/social science.
  • Demonstrated working understanding of public health prevention, including the ability to develop, implement and evaluate community-based prevention initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the effects of AOD on individuals, families and communities in Western Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with health and other community groups on education, health promotion and community action initiatives.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to consult, coordinate and liaise with a range of stakeholders in various contexts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in successfully engaging with Aboriginal people in a culturally secure way.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, managing and evaluating public health programs, especially related to AOD issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, influencing and reviewing policies, strategies, and procedures as they relate to public health issues. Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to negotiate solutions to complex problems in a collaborative setting.
  • Possession of a current 'C' Class driver's license and a willingness to travel through the South West region.

The Benefits:

  • Generous salary packaging options
    • Up to $15,900 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, your rent, or other everyday living expenses
    • Up to $2650 on meal entertainment, holiday accommodation and venue hire
    • Access to novated leasing to use pre-tax dollars for a car and expenses
  • Professional Development
  • A welcoming & supportive culture
  • 10 weeks paid parental leave

To submit an application please select "APPLY NOW" and enter Job Ref:12710 to submit an application.

*All applicants should address the Selection Criteria (as detailed on the last page of the Position Description).

St John of God Social Outreach is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in its care and proactively takes measures to protect children/vulnerable people from abuse.

All caregivers employed by St John of God Health Care are required to be vaccinated from Covid-19, or meet the criteria for exemption, in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.

For enquiries about this position, applicants should contact Simone Dayer on (08) 9271 9256.

A position description is attached.

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