Alcohol & Other Drugs Worker
Up to 0.8 EFT for 12 months Maternity Leave Replacement
Nexus Primary Health is a vibrant multi-disciplinary organisation providing extensive health and social support services to communities within the Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires that adjoin northern metropolitan Melbourne.
An exciting opportunity exists for an Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker to join our Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Team. The successful applicant will work within a harm reduction approach, delivering a mix of centre based and outreach services. The role will work closely with other members of the team to provide services to clients and their families where appropriate, based on an agreed Individual Treatment Plan to assist them to attain their goals in relation to healthier use of alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker will participate in community development and health promotion programs in line with the needs of the local community.
The successful applicant will have a Certificate IV in Drugs and Alcohol or equivalent, extensive experience in the drug and alcohol field, experience in working with people of different experiences and backgrounds along with an interest in and commitment to community development and health promotion. Strong interpersonal, advocacy and negotiation skills are essential, as is the ability to assess client’s needs, and to design and implement treatment plans.
Enquiries: Ms Suzanne Miller on 5784 5555.
Position Description: Alcohol & Other Drugs Worker $51,100 per annum pro rata plus 9% Superannuation along with generous salary packaging benefits.
Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be emailed to the Human Resources Manager at HR@nexusprimaryhealth.org.au
The key selection criteria are included in the Position Description on our website at www.mitchellchs.org.au Applications are to include the names of 3 professional referees.
Successful appointees must hold a current Victorian Drivers licence, may be required to undergo a pre employment medical and undertake any relevant checks including Police Records check.
Nexus Primary Health offers flexible working conditions, up to date resources and tax benefits from salary packaging are available to staff. Offices are based in Broadford in the rural and attractive Mitchell Shire located 35 minutes from the northern suburbs. Commuting is hassle free and there is easy access to train stations with free on-site parking.
Applications close. 5pm on Monday 1 October 2012.
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Last Updated: 04-Oct-12