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Case Worker

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
23 Oct 2019
Western QLD
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Position Overview

The Case Worker will deliver a structured intensive, evidence informed, contemporary AOD day based program using psychosocial interventions that are evidence informed. Interventions typically will include individual and group counselling that address harmful substance use, and develop coping skills, relapse prevention, living skills (e.g. health and nutrition, financial management, interpersonal relationship skills) self-help and peer support and recreational activities. For aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, interventions may differ and be based on social emotional wellbeing and other culturally responsive models of care.

Position Responsibilities

The Case Worker will be responsible to operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Drug Strategy (2014-19) and the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service Delivery Framework 2015 (and subsequent revisions of these documents)

The case worker will;

  • Be informed by contemporary evidence based treatment services of people experiencing problematic AOD use.
  • 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)
  • Consider the support needs of the client and their family, including dependent children.
  • Be culturally appropriate and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples social and emotional needs and whole of health treatment frameworks
  • respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly
  • work with other relevant service providers and agencies as indicated in treatment planning to achieve client identified treatment goals
  • Flexibly meet clients’ and needs varying including ways to maximise participation such as outreach, and hours of operation.

Core components of the role will include intake, screening and assessment, treatment planning, brief interventions, counselling using endorsed therapeutic approached, harm reduction education and information, referral to other services, discharge planning and post-treatment support. Counselling may include group and individual sessions.

Prerequisites for the Position

Clinical (i.e. counselling) and therapeutic interventions (e.g. daily living skills) must be delivered by staff who are suitably qualified and or skilled and experienced and/or culturally recognised as suitable in the provision of specialist AOD treatment services in service settings appropriate to the target group.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Undergraduate qualifications in health/human services; minimum two (2) years’ experience in the sector; and membership with a relevant professional body OR
  • Achievement of/be working towards a relevant undergraduate qualification with experience in delivering alcohol and other drug services; OR
  • Certificate or Diploma level qualifications with strong experience in delivering AOD services: OR
  • No qualifications but intensive experience in delivering AOD services.
  • Staff will be required to have membership with a relevant professional body (or be working towards) and be a holder of a current Blue Card.


SC1     Relevant qualifications and/or experience based on the pre-requisites for this position.

SC2     Demonstrated understanding of alcohol and other drug issues and psychosocial issues     

affecting adults aged over 18 years with moderate to severe alcohol and other drug use.

SC3     Experience delivering a strength based model that build the persons capacity through tailored interventions including CBT, MI, Group peer and family support services.

SC4     Experience delivering individual case work, including, community activities, life skills, discharge planning and follow up aftercare.

SC5     Familiarity with multi-modal service delivery, including online and ‘app’ tools for clients to complete psycho-education.

SC6     Demonstrated experience in delivering culturally appropriate psychosocial interventions,

SC7     A good knowledge of, and skills in using the internet, Microsoft Outlook, report writing and client management databases.

Other requirements:

  • Willingness to work within the Christian principles of the organisation;
  • The successful applicant must hold a current valid Driver’s licence;
  • This position may require travel to the National Office or other locations for development and training;

It is not expected that applicants may have all the required experience, skills and/or knowledge in all the identified areas. The most suitable candidate may be the one who is honest about his/her limitations and open to new learning and skills.

How to apply for this job

Please direct application to the contact person:

Katie Farmer
Drug ARM Australasia
Or call 07 3620 8801
Email application to: using the subject line

Please note that all applications must include the following to be considered for the advertised position:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Response to the Essential Selection Criteria

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