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Youth Drug and Alcohol Project Worker

Advertiser: Core Community Services LimitedMore jobs from this company

Job Information

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.


Responsibilities include

  • 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.


Selection Criteria

  • 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


Desirable Criteria

  • 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


Applications close:

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.


The application form will include these questions:
  • 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?

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