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Alcohol & Other Drugs Practitioner



Melbourne's CBD, VIC, Australia 



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Alcohol & Other Drugs Practitioner


ABOUT THE PROGRAM - Flagstaff AOD, located at Flagstaff Accommodation, operates a primarily harm-reduction service focusing on engaging residents of Flagstaff and The Open Door around safer using practices, providing psycho-education and information on safer practices and health promotion and facilitating access to the mainstream drug treatment service system. The program also delivers Care & Recovery Coordination courses of treatment to residents of the facility. The annual target for these is 40 courses.

ABOUT THE ROLE - To provide a range of AOD interventions to residents of Homelessness Accommodation Services Flagstaff &The Open Door, including:

  • Provision of evidence-based Brief Interventions and Care & Recovery Coordination (CRC)
  • Assistance to clients to access and navigate mainstream AOD treatment
  • Facilitation of evidence-based, therapeutic AOD groups and delivery of group work
  • Provision and promotion of an in-house Harm Reduction strategy and system, including maintenance of a secondary NSP
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of an AOD information and data collection system

ABOUT YOU - We are seeking candidates with demonstrated:

  • Skills in delivering clinical & evidence based AOD interventions to adult men with complex needs including dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge of the AOD sector including harm reduction and treatment services
  • Experience and/or understanding of the working within homelessness context
  • Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in Community Services including AOD Cert 4 min quals or willingness to undertake

If you require more information about the role, please contact Elizabeth Edminson on 03 9329 8547.

Applications close on: 23/12/2019

Job ID: R1247

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