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Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

About Us

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

Are you passionate about supporting your community?

About The Role

We are seeking a dedicated Casual AOD Support Worker for our 24 hour roster! You will provide practical and emotional support and facilitation of program engagement to the Residential Rehabilitation participants.

Responsibilities Include
• Knowledge of lifestyle... pressures faced by disadvantaged people in the community, implement communication strategies tailored to present clients and their needs
• Demonstrate knowledge of AOD sector including role, regulations and legislation
• Conduct scheduled and random breathalyser/urine screening, complete timetabled requirements and transport back to units at required time
• Facilitate group sessions, collect feedback and record attendance
• Work with Program Manager and staff to continually improve a holistic integrated residential program and contribute to the AOD services system review

This is a casual position, based in The Basin, VIC. Salary and conditions are in accordance with SCHADS Level 4 Award.

You must be available to undertake the 24 hour 7 days support worker roster schedule, comprising of the below:

Morning shift: (7am – 3:30pm)

Afternoon Shift: (3pm – 11pm)

Sleepover Shift: (3pm – 8:30am)

Night Shift (Active): (10:45pm – 7:15am)

You will have
• Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Counselling or related discipline
• Certificate IV in Community Services or equivalent (minimum) Diploma (preferred)
• Relevant experience in Social Service environment
• Certificate IV (or equivalent) in the application of AOD interventions or the four competencies required to work within the AOD Sector
• Current Certification in First Aid (HLTAID001) and CPR (HLTAID009)
• Relevant experience in a social service environment and AOD sector
• Sound experience of working with women from diverse backgrounds and with a complex range of support needs
• Current Victorian Driver's Licence

Benefits Of Working At The Salvation Army
• We offer our eligible employees NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
• Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
• Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
• Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
• Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
• An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
• Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration
The Basin VIC Australia


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