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AOD Support Worker

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest providers of alcohol and other drug services. We offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). We work to a modern, evidence based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed here.

The Salvation Army is continuing to provide essential services to those in our community at this challenging time. We are looking for people who can provide effective support to Participants (Clients) ensuring a safe and structured environment is maintained in accordance with The Salvation Army guidelines, within a Participant lead recovery based service on a casual basis.


The Support Worker supports clients of Canberra Recovery Services through the process of alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation, ensuring a safe and structured environment is maintained in accordance with TSA guidelines, within a person centred, recovery-based service.

Support work roles are generally rostered on a 24/7 cycle and may include some Day, Afternoon & Night shifts.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a casual position.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 2.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge of AOD/gambling, community services and health sectors (preferably residential treatment settings).
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work with those impacted by substance abuse, gambling and mental health conditions.
  • Experience working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • Experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and religions.
  • Experience working in collaboration with other organisations.
  • Minimum of Certificate IV level qualification in a relevant discipline (AOD, Community Services, Case Management).
  • Completed 4 AOD Skill Set Units (or willing to undertake/complete during employment)
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations and behaviours utilising deescalation techniques.
  • At least 2 years' experience in recovery, if applicable.


  • Must be available for overnight shifts.
  • Professional development required to maintain skills for the role.
  • Current Drivers licence.
  • Current NSW/ACT Working With Children Check
  • First aid certificate.


Please submit a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria together with a CV/Resume.

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background


Diana Rodrigues at Diana.rodrigues@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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