Team Leader, AOD Programs - Freeman House

Job No: VIN2264
Location: Armidale, NSW

  • Maximum term until 30 June 2022, full-time
  • Based at Freeman House in Armidale, NSW
  • SCHCADS Award Level 5, hourly rates range from $41.89 to $43.89 commensurate with qualifications and experience

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 ‘hand 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

This position is in the Vinnies Services Directorate and is part of the Health Services Team that is responsible for state-wide management of excellent health services.  Freeman House provides both residential and community based programs for adults experiencing homelessness and/or addiction.

The Role 

This leadership role is critical to ensuring that Freeman House continues to effectively deliver relevant alcohol and other drug programs and provide the same high quality of care for people we assist. The person who is a good fit for this role will have demonstrated skills to support and drive a team to accomplish their work goals. 

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • providing guidance, direction and professional development opportunities to ensure that members have the capability to accomplish team goals
  • overseeing case allocation across the case management team, including residential and community drug and alcohol
  • providing oversight of the AOD group program schedule including the review of group material against evidence based practice
  • supervising team case review and providing individual case support
  • ensuring the team's compliance with the Society's AOD Model of Care
  • supporting the Regional Manager in continuous quality improvement through planning, evaluation and research activities.

This role will report to the Regional Manager, Health Services - North West.  You can find the full list of responsibilities and accountabilities in the the attached Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Minimum TAFE Minimum Cert IV in relevant field or qualifications in Social Work/Social Science/Community Welfare or other relevant fields
  • Experience in a supervisory role and an understanding of administrative, accountability and data management processes
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and lead an effective team that contributes to client outcomes 
  • Demonstrated high-level communication, interpersonal, analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated skills  and  experience  in  drug  and  alcohol  and  mental  health  including assessment, case plan development and review, and the use of evidence-based interventions
  • Knowledge of, and an ability to access, a range of relevant community resources, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health, legal assistance, income support, employment service providers, training and accommodation
  • Sound knowledge of WH&S legislation as it relates to the workplace
  • Understanding of child protection issues, legislation and requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a caseload and case planning, including people with complex and/or high-level needs
  • Basic computer skills and proven ability to use health information systems.

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 opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential 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 Elodie Druitt (Regional Manager, Health Services North West) quote:  Team Leader, AOD Programs Freeman House /VIN2264.

Applications close at 11 pm on 2 May 2021

Please submit your application online - attach your Resume and cover letter with your responses to the Role-specific Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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.

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