Case Worker - Victor Harbor
Program Overview The Community and Family Support Service (CAFSS program) provides a structured brief intervention package for individuals and their significant others in addressing alcohol and/or other drug use and associated issues. Volunteers and students support the caseworker to deliver the CAFSS program and are supervised by the Case Worker. The service is highly accessible because of multi-modal service delivery (face to face, online or telephone), and multi-platform service provision (office, home or community based appointments).
The CAFSS program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention and referral strategies to presenting clients with low to medium complex needs. These are delivered in accordance with Harm Minimisation and the Bio-psychosocial model and Recovery orientation as outlined in the Model of Service, using CAFSS approved interventions as outlined in the Interventions Manual & Toolkit. Position Overview The Case Worker will be responsible for delivering a brief interventions structured around our alcohol and other drug program for individuals and/or families seeking support to address substance misuse and associated issues.
The Case Worker will: Operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2016-21 Recognise the spectrum of substance use and stages of change Work with clients across all stages of substance use Respond to the full range of psychoactive substances available (including alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drug use, pharmaceutical drug misuse, emerging synthetics, poly drug use) Respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly Demonstrate accessibility through prioritising assertive outreach strategies Be flexible, responsive, holistic and responsive to diversity Be client centred The Caseworker works within a team and has accountability and responsibility for delivering a professional service that aims to meet benchmarks set for the program. The position reports Service Operations Manager. Role & Responsibilities Working within a harm minimisation framework to provide a brief interventions program, using a biopsychosocial approach that includes stepped care.
Develop and implement effective group intervention options, including SMART recovery. Build relationships with local general practitioners and medical officers under a shared care model of practice. Liaison and care coordinate with local and regional Social and Emotional Well Being (SEWB) teams and regional drug and alcohol services and programs; and Improve integration between service levels through formalised pathways with tertiary services and other primary mental health care providers.
Ensuring all clients receive the appropriate level of intervention based on risk and identified need. Have thorough knowledge and clear understanding of pr....