Youth Drug and Alcohol Project Worker
Advertiser: Core Community Services LimitedMore jobs from this company
- Job Listing Date
- 11 Jun 2019
- Sydney, South West & M5 Corridor
- Work Type
- Part Time
- Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
- Exciting opportunity to plan and deliver a range of programs
- Part time position based in Miller (6 Month Contract) – 4 Days a week
- SCHADS (Modern Award), Level 4
CORE Community Services (CCS) - we are a not-for-profit community organisation which has been operating in South West Sydney for almost 40 years. We deliver a wide range of services, activities and programs across five key service areas - Children's Services, Youth Services, Multicultural Communities, Aged and Disability Care and Community Engagement.
The position will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a range of programs including intake, referral and casework support which aims to provide support to young people aged 12-24yrs old with drug & alcohol issues within Miller and surrounding suburbs.
- Consult with stakeholders to develop and implement alcohol and other drugs early intervention and prevention programs
- Promote and market programs and activities to ensure young people, parents and the community have the opportunity to participate
- Develop appropriate workshops and programs to build client and community’s awareness about alcohol and other drugs and access and to relevant services
- Provide alcohol and other drug case management and group work to individuals, families and groups in the community
- Accept referrals from individuals, families and agencies as well as referring clients to other agencies
- Advocate for clients to participate and connect with community resources, services and information.
- Undertake outreach to different services and organisations to provide workshops and programs about alcohol and other drugs, health and wellbeing
- Attend festivals and special events to promote awareness of programs to clients and communities
- Develop research examining impact of “Miller Hub AOD Project” over the 6 month period.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive experience in this area and in related fields.
- Demonstrated experience working with young people 12 to 25 years and families and extensive experience working in D&A capacity.
- Demonstrated experience and understanding in working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients and communities.
- An understanding of the issues affecting young people and the community in relation to AOD misuse, early intervention and prevention and harm minimisation strategies.
- Case Work Experience
- Well-developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated experience in needs identification, project development and project management.
- Ability to liaise with a broad range of Government and non-government organisations including community and government agencies, as well as local schools, counsellors and other Health Services
- An understanding of child protection issues and relevant legislation
- Developed interpersonal, mediation and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated experience in needs identification, project development and project management
- Current NSW drivers licence
- Experience working with Aboriginal young communities and or from an Aboriginal Background.
- Current First aid and/or Youth Mental Health First aid
- Demonstrated ability to respond to cultural diversity in casework practice and experience working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
- CALD background also desirable
How to apply
If this sounds like you please submit a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and details of three professional referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 21 June 2019 - COB 5:00pm
You will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Check, NSW Working With Children Check, hold a NSW Driver’s License and have working rights in Australia.
- Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
- Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
- Have you completed a qualification in community services?
- Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
- Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?