Position: Drug and Alcohol Worker

Position Location


Type of employment


Hours per week


Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position


Minimum Qualifications

  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits.
  • Flexible work practices.
  • Opportunities for learning and development and internal career progression.
  • Above award pay rates.

Minimum Qualifications
Mandatory compliance requirements of the position:
1. Driver’s License
2. National Criminal Record Check
3. Working With Children Check
4. Immunisation Record; Including evidence of Health Worker Vaccinations (DTP, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, Annual Influenza) & evidence of COVID vaccination
5. Cert IV in Drug and Alcohol

Essential Criteria
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
• Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
• Ability to deliver and/or coordinate culturally appropriate programs and experience in the delivery of health promotion programs and activities to Aboriginal people
• Understanding of client case management and demonstrate experience in client case management processes incorporating the development of holistic and ability to develop plans to assist and support clients in achieving health outcomes
• Knowledge of appropriate services available for those at risk of substance misuse and ability to make appropriate referrals
• Well developed oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team

About The Position

The role of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Worker is to provide culturally respectful and sensitive drug and alcohol programs and services for Aboriginal people, including referrals to specialist services, health promotion and case management activities to achieve improved health outcomes.

Key Duties
• Maintain the privacy and dignity of clients at all times
• Act with tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature
• Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personal and/or client information is kept secure
• Deliver safe and culturally appropriate holistic programs / services to all clients
• Manage client assessment and referral to Drug and Alcohol Counsellor, GP’s and other referring agencies
• Implement client case plans, including monitor and support treatment and medication
•Monitor and review Drug and Alcohol program to ensure structure and design change to meet specific needs
•Provision of education and awareness programs for both individuals and family members that are developed to address the specific needs of clients/issues
• Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
• Compliance of EEO, WH&S and Ethical Work Practices
• Maintain up-to-date program and client records/files
• Accurately input client data into COMMUNICARE data base
• Maintain secure and accurate filing of all files/records
• Monthly/annual activity and evaluation reports compiled as required
• Must be willing to undertake relevant training and this position will involve Block Travel to complete an approved course.

Closing Date

29/03/2024 5:00pm

Position Enquiries

Contact Leteisha Peckham on or email recruitment@wachs.net.au

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