Alcohol and Other Drug Central Intake Practitioner

Melbourne, VIC |

1.0 EFT Permanent Position

  • Positive team culture
  • Access to ADO once a month
  • 2 types of Salary Packaging Available

Join our AOD team providing services in the Bayside catchment funded through the State-wide AOD recommissioning of services. This role facilitates and supports clients, families and significant others wanting to access AOD services through an initial screen, a comprehensive assessment, the development of an initial treatment plan, interim support while waiting service access, and negotiation with providers re access. The work will be phone based and face to face as required. This is a crucial role in the successful functioning of the AOD service system.

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health related area (e.g. Social Work, Counselling, Psychology). Applications from peer workers with equivalent qualifications will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in the provision of assessment, risk management, and treatment planning within the AOD treatment system.
  • Skills and experience in working with people who experience dual diagnosis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the AOD service system and the range of treatment options
  • Understanding of harm minimisation including harm reduction
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Sound organisational, analytical and time management skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Social Model of Health

Interested applicants must address the key selection criteria within a covering letter (maximum two pages) and complete our application form directly via our website

Starting date: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Closing date: 
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Star Health
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