Care Coordinator - AOD Case Work
- Maximum term contract until end of December 2020
- Full-time 38 hours per week
- Based in Wollongong; requires travel to meet client needs
- A current, unencumbered NSW Driver Licence
- SCHCADS Award, Level 5 from $37.03 to $39.11 per hour
What we do
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
About the Service
The Continuing and Coordinated Care Program is a brand new program and model of care for people in NSW who are experiencing AOD use issues. The Program’s objective is to provide enhanced care coordination and wraparound services for high needs clients who, due to their substance use disorder and co-occurring needs, are facing barriers in accessing substance use treatment or remaining connected to services.
The Care Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that those supported by the program receive the care they require and want through direct delivery of support, ensuring care provided by different organisations and services is coordinated and ensuring continuity of care when a person moves from receiving support from one program or service to another.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
- undertaking comprehensive assessment of the clients' complex care needs and developing care plans in consultation with the persons seeking support and with significant others such as family members and friends and other relevant parties;
- developing, promoting and implementing referral pathways for clients' continuing access to AOD treatment and a wide range of community based /primary health services;
- facilitating clients' access to external agencies or services that provide assistance with employment, training/education, homelessness/housing;
- providing direct support and referral to programs that focus on developing daily living skills, promoting / strengthening mental health and general wellbeing; as well as facilitating connection with family and engagement with the community;
- coordinating additional care and support (direct and/or external) with focus on minimising harms related to alcohol and other drugs, such as Motivational Interviewing and relapse prevention strategies.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- A relevant tertiary qualification or VET sector qualification
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating care for persons with complex support needs (including in particular AOD support needs co-occurring with serious mental health issues and other issues such as homelessness, trauma, contact with the criminal justice system and family and cultural separation)
- Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment including utilising standardised tools
- Demonstrated ability to work therapeutically with clients (e.g. provide psychsocial support)
- Demonstrated ability to conduct self in a professional, ethical and non-judgmental manner
- Demonstrated ability to network and access a range of relevant community resources
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised
- Computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection
- A current, unencumbered Drivers Licence
- Willingness to work within the values and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and NSW Support Services
Come and join our team!
We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:
- Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people.
- Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
- Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.
Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.
If you have questions about this role, please email to Patrick Leahy (Senior Program Manager) Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting job number and position title: Care Coordinator - Wollongong / VIN11205.
Applications close at 11:30 pm on 22 October 2018
Please submit your application with your Resume attached and answer the screening questions below this job ad.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.