St Vincent de Paul Society Drug and Alcohol Case Worker – Rendu House Full Time in Campbelltown NSW

St Vincent de Paul Society

Branch Campbelltown NSW AU

Drug and Alcohol Case Worker – Rendu House
Campbelltown NSW

Willingness to work within the established Rendu House AOD Services and SVDP NSW Support Services Case Management protocols and Client-centred Service Delivery…

Permanent x 2; full-time 38 hours per week

Current NSW Driver’s Licence is required

Based at Rendu House Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services, Campbelltown NSW; involves travel within South Western Sydney

About the Organisation

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision .

Organisational Overview

SVDP NSW Support Services provides support for people experiencing need in NSW. It is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society of NSW and is comprised of more than 40 different programs across the state. SVDP NSW Support Services provides programs across areas including drug and alcohol, gambling, homelessness, disability, mental health, community development and refugee support.

Program Overview

The Rendu House AOD Services is committed to minimising the harm related to drug and alcohol use and other associated issues and 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, Rosalie House Day Program in Tamworth and Maayu Mali Centre in Moree.

Rendu House AOD Services aims to provide high quality, innovative and flexible responses for the treatment of problematic drug and alcohol use and other areas of complex need. Rendu House AOD Services provides onsite and outreach case management and drug and alcohol treatment services for people seeking treatment for problematic drug and alcohol use and post treatment support.

About the Role

The Drug and Alcohol Case Worker is responsible for the delivery of high quality outreach and onsite case management, group work and general drug and alcohol and other support to clients of the Rendu House AOD Services. The Case Worker will be based at Rendu House in Campbelltown and will also work in an outreach capacity meeting with clients and delivering group programs at various locations across South Western Sydney.

You can find more information about this role in the position description .

What you need

A relevant qualification or working towards, 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 the same;

Demonstrated experience in case management including; managing a case load, case planning and assisting clients with implementing case plans, including with persons who have complex support needs (e.g. co-occuring drug and alcohol issues along with mental health, homelessness or contact with criminal justice system);

Demonstrated ability to work therapeutically with clients (e.g. provide therapeutic interventions)

Willingness to work within the established Rendu House AOD Services 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;

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.

What we offer

By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.

Training and development opportunities

Employment Conditions

The conditions of employment are governed by the Social Community Home Care & Disability Services Award (SCHCADS). The position is classified as Level 4 (transitional) and hourly rate range from $29.18.

Pre-employment Clearances

Pre-employment checks will include two (2) reference checks, signing of a Health Declaration, National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check (click here for information http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/Paid-workers ). You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.

How to Apply Online:
Applications will include the following:
Claims to the Essential Criteria in the cover letter :
The claims to the essential criteria is an important part of your application . Please explain how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the essential criteria. The essential criteria can be found in the position description . Please also provide information about why you are applying for this role.

Current curriculum vitae: This will include your q ualifications & trainings; work history with a brief description of duties for each role; Referees – at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address). Or please be prepared to provide details when requested.

Please apply online – follow the prompts below and attach your documents . (Note: We do not accept applications sent to the HR email address).

If you have questions about this role , please email to Helen Williams (Program Manager, Rendu House) [email protected] , with email subject line: Drug and Alcohol Case Workers – (Rendu House AOD Services) / VIN416.

Applications close at 11:30 pm on 3 May 2017

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Society 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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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Campbelltown, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-26
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