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Drug and Alcohol Clinician (Outreach)

Job No: 85842
Location: Wide Bay and Burnett, including Bundaberg & Fraser Coast, Qld

  • Do you have hands-on experience as a Counsellor, Case Manager or Clinician in a Drug and Alcohol setting?
  • Take on this varied and rewarding role within a well established and highly regarded community organisation!
  • Attractive remuneration up to $75,000!
  • Ongoing professional development and opportunities to progress within the organisation!

About the Organisation

Since 1997 Bridges Health & Community Care has been providing specialist community-based mental health programs and in 2007, expanded their service to include drug and alcohol services and a Psychology Practice for the Bundaberg & District communities. Bridges now offers additional mental health and AOD services across the Wide Bay Burnett and Fraser Coast regions.

Bridges Drug & Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS) offers a comprehensive therapeutic drug and alcohol service for both youth aged 12 years plus, and adults. They also assist families and carers who may have difficulty coping with their loved ones problematic drug or alcohol issues.

About the Opportunity

Bridges Health & Community Care has a rewarding full-time opportunity for Drug & Alcohol Clinicians (Outreach) to join its growing Wide Bay team. Ideal applicants will currently reside in the Wide Bay area, or be willing to relocate.

Bridges are looking for dedicated, reliable, professional people with a can do flexible attitude and the ability to get along well with others.

In this role, you will be providing evidence-based interventions for individuals with drug and alcohol issues, and family members impacted by someone else's use. Your role will include counselling, case management, care coordination, brief interventions, community education, pre and post detoxification support, referrals to rehabilitation or other AOD services. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering evidence-based psychological and psychosocial AOD treatments in a range of settings;
  • Providing relapse prevention and ongoing assistance to improve psycho-social and family functioning;
  • Minimising the harm associated with the misuse of alcohol and/or drugs;
  • Improving the family functioning, social connectedness and life skills of people who misuse substances;
  • Ensuring electronic and paper-based client files are maintained as per statutory compliance requirements; and
  • Promoting the Bridges DATS to gain broader community awareness.

The ideal candidate will have relevant qualifications in the health, social or behavioural sciences fields, and have experience working with individuals with drug and alcohol issues. 

Importantly, you'll have a demonstrated ability to apply harm minimisation practices in the treatment of people with AOD issues, along with preparing client assessments and treatment plans based on those assessments. 

Suitable candidates must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a drug and alcohol treatment setting and experience working with all types of licit and illicit substances.

You'll need to be flexible and dedicated to providing best practice solutions, and be able to work effectively both in a team environment as well as autonomously. Strong communication skills are essential, enabling you to liaise appropriately with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. Innovative engagement strategies and strong collaborative relationships with the health and community sector will be vital.

IT and computer skills including use of databases is also essential. A solid understanding of community resources, treatment services and referral networks would be held in high regard.

To be considered you must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a Blue Card for Working with Children and Young People, as well as a current drivers' licence. You must also be prepared to undergo a police check.

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About the Benefits

Bridges is committed to ensuring employees maintain a healthy work/life balance in a flexible, family-friendly working environment.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll receive an attractive salary up to $75,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications). Initial training and orientation will be provided as well as ongoing professional development opportunities to progress within the organisation.

To apply please respond to the key selection criteria questions, as outlined below, and attach a current resume on request.

If you want to truly make a difference to the community - Apply Now!

 

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