Drug and Alcohol Case Workers - New England Outreach Program

Location New South Wales


Permanent positions x3; full-time 38 hours per week Positions will cover: Moree Plains, Narrabri, Gwydir, and Inverell Local Government Areas; Armidale Regional, Uralla, Glen Innes Severn, and Tenterfield LGAs; Tamworth Regional, Walcha, Liverpool Plains, and Gunnedah LGAs Current, unencumbered Drivers Licence 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 . 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 Freeman House and its associated programs are committed to minimising the harm related to homelessness, drug and alcohol use, mental health, cognitive impairment, contact with the criminal justice system 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, the Maayu Mali centre in Moree, Rendu House Day Program in Campbelltown and Rendu House AOD Services in South West Sydney. SVDP NSW is committed to providing high quality, innovative and flexible responses to drug and alcohol, homelessness and other areas of complex need in the New England region.

The nature and level of support differs according to individual needs, with a range of services offered including drug and alcohol case management and counselling in the community and in residential rehabilitation, access to psychological and psychiatric care, education and therapeutic group work, harm minimisation, living skills, withdrawal management and holistic health care and homelessness case management. About the Role The Drug and Alcohol Case Worker - New England Drug and Alcohol Outreach Program is responsible for the delivery of high quality case management to clients experiencing substance misuse and dependence across a designated geographical area. Key components of the role include maintaining strong linkages with General Practitioners and other Primary Health Clinicians, and Aborginal Medical Services in order to address the.

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11 Oct 2018


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