AOD Residential Youth Worker

Location WA


Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need Located in East Perth | Drug and Alcohol Youth Service Residential Service supporting Young People aged 12-21 Rotating Roster with paid penalty rates About Us Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years. Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. Your Opportunity Mission Australia is growing, and we are seeking full-time Residential Youth Workers with an alcohol and drug (AOD) focus to support the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) Withdrawal & Respite Unit. This is a unique opportunity to work in the only Youth AOD residential rehabilitation program in WA.

This role will attract engaging Youth Workers who have a passion for working with young people in rehabilitation; with a strong track record in complex mental health needs and Alcohol and Drug Work. They will be able to point to their skills and previous experience to contribute to positive outcomes for young people aged 12 to 21 who are seeking support from alcohol and other drugs. The young person would have access to clinical treatment, and our Residential Youth Workers would support the progress of the young person to achieve their treatment goals.

They must have a Degree in Social Welfare or Diploma in Community Services or a minimum of three years' experience in the AOD, Youth or Mental Health sector. Your key responsibilities will be to: Induct clients into the service. Develop relationships with young people adhering to boundaries of care practice.

Support client to progress towards achieving their AOD treatment goals. Monitor clients mental health and wellbeing and address and report complex mental health needs Collaborate with the team in the care and management of young people who exhibit challenging behaviour. Facilitate educational groups and recreational activities.

Assist in administering medications. To be successful in this role, you will need to have availability to work days, weekends and nights on a rotational basis. Requirements for Success To be successful in this role, you will have: A degree in Social Welfare or Diploma in Community Services or a minimum of three years' experience in the AOD, Youth or Mental Health sector.

Demonstrated experience providing support and crisis intervention. Strong knowledge of mental health needs and AOD rehabilitation Strong knowledge of behaviour management and capacity t.

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19 Sep 2020


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