Case Worker - New England AOD Outreach Program

Job No: VIN2752
Location: New England region NSW

  • Learning and development opportunities to grow your career with Vinnies
  • Based in Armidale, NSW; involves regular travel within the New England LGA
  • SCHCADS Award Level 4, base salary $74k; Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits

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. 

 

Your new  role 

Join the team dedicated to providing case management support to people we assist within the New England region who are experiencing  substance abuse or dependence.  Your goal as Case Worker in AOD Outreach Program is to develop holistic treatment plans targeted to individual needs of clients.  Role will involve travel to locations within New England to deliver specific AOD services to smaller communities.

This role will report to the Team Leader, Health - Rosalie House and New England AOD Outreach.  You can find more information about this role on the the attached Position Description.

The Case Worker – AOD Outreach Program will:

  • Conduct assessments and develop evidence-based treatment plans and therapeutic interventions for individual clients
  • Work in partnership with broader health services e.g. mental health services and other primary health clinicians, Aboriginal medical services
  • Maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as required
  • Provide ad hoc support as needed, e.g. psychosocial support, conflict resolution etc
  • Engage in case review processes with the team, and individually with the Team Leader.

To be successful in this role, you will  need:

  • Relevant qualification/s, e.g. Certificate IV or Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs or Community Services field, or approved counselling / welfare / psychology equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a case load and case planning, including with persons with complex needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work therapeutically with clients (e.g. provide therapeutic interventions).
  • Knowledge of, and an ability to access, a range of relevant community resources.

It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society’s Pandemic Policy - COVID-19  and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities, noting that all staff working in our aged care and disability services require a booster. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Team Leader jessica.toole@vinnies.org.au, quoting:  Case Worker, NE AOD Outreach Program  / VIN2752.

 Apply now.   We are reviewing applications as we receive them. 

Submit your application with a resume that includes responses to the key requirements listed in the Position Description.   Information on how to apply.


 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. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check.

 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 backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

 St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination.  Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment.

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