Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Aftercare Worker

Job No: VIN940
Location: Penrith

  • Maximum term 36 months contract
  • Positions available:  2x full-time 38 hours per week; 1x part-time, 19 hours per week
  • Based at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW; mobile role to work with clients within the Nepean Blue Mountains region
  • SCHCADS Level 4, hourly rates start from $31.05
  • Current, unencumbered Driver Licence

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.



Program Overview

The NBN AOD Aftercare Program is part of the St Vincent de Paul NSW Specialist Drug and Alcohol Network, which includes the Freeman House Centre in Armidale, the New England Drug and Alcohol Outreach Program, the Maayu Mali centre in Moree, Rendu House Day Program in Campbelltown, Rendu House AOD Services in South West Sydney and the State-wide Continuing Coordinated Care Programs.

The NBN AOD Aftercare Program aims to coordinate support for persons exiting or currently being supported by NBM Local Health District Alcohol and Other Drug treatment and care. In particular the program aims to facilitate psychosocial and living skills support in order to enable those with substance use concerns to live well and reduce harms related to drug and alcohol use.

The Role

The Alcohol and other Drugs Aftercare Worker – Nepean Blue Mountains is responsible for the delivery of high quality community support case management to clients experiencing substance misuse and dependence who have completed a period of treatment or are currently being supported by NBMLHD Drug and Alcohol programs.

This role will report to Program Manager- Care Coordination.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing a case load and case planning, including with persons with complex needs (e.g. co-occuring drug and alcohol issues along with homelessness, mental health, contact with criminal justice system)
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake assessment including utilising standardised tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work therapeutically with clients (e.g. provide therapeutic interventions)
  • Willingness to work within the established Drug and Alcohol Aftercare Program and SVDP NSW Support Services Case Management protocols and Client-centred Service Delivery Model
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct self in a professional, ethical and non-judgmental manner
  • A relevant qualification, e.g Certificate IV or Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs or other Community Services field, or approved counselling / welfare / psychology equivalent or working towards same
  • Knowledge of, and an ability to access, a range of relevant community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised
  • Willingness to work within the values and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and NSW Support Services
  • Basic computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection
  • A current, unencumbered Drivers Licence

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.

If you have questions about this role, please email to David Kelly (Senior Operations Manager - Health) quoting job number and position title: AOD Aftercare Worker - NBM / VIN940. 

Applications close at 11:30 pm on 30 May 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume including your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Information on how to apply.

 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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