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Jobs: Project Officer – Western Australia

The Western Australian Substance Users Association (WASUA) is a state-wide, community based organization that aims to improve the health and social circumstances of people who use drugs (PWUD) in WA.

WASUA is staffed and governed by people who have had personal experience of substance use and /or people who have an interest in substance use issues and support WASUA’s practice and principles.

The Overdose Prevention and Management Program (OPAM) and Peer-administered Naloxone Project aim to reduce the incidence of death and morbidity associated with opioid overdose (OD).

They work to educate community members and to increase awareness of risk factors and knowledge of prevention and management strategies appropriate to OD.

Duties include recruiting, training and supporting a small team of volunteer peer educators and delivering training to, and supporting, people who use drugs, their families and significant others to develop skills, including; recognising an overdose and responding as a first aider, basic life support, and how and when to administer naloxone.

 

Job tasks and responsibilities;

  • Support the recruitment and training of volunteer peer educators,
  • Facilitate accurate record keeping and ongoing supervision of peer volunteer activities,
  • Organise and facilitate the provision of Naloxone training events as per the service contract,
  • Participate as a productive team member.

 

Further details can be found here;

https://www.seek.com.au/job/31662309?pos=1&ref=beta&tier=no_tier&type=standard&userqueryid=51562be740feeff031a0f56ca49a4e5f-2268423&whereid=3107

Jobs – Clinical Director, South Austraila

Clinical Director, Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)

 DASSA is looking for an esteemed medical consultant with superior skills and experience in addiction medicine to fill the role of Clinical Director. An individual with well-developed networks in the alcohol and drug field including links to academic institutions and a track record of published research would be well regarded.

While reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, System Performance and Service Delivery, SA Health, the appointee will work in partnership with the State Director, DASSA, on a day to day basis.  This role will contribute to the achievement of relevant key performance indicators and strategic and operational deliverables for government operated alcohol and other drug treatment services for South Australia. Operationally, the Clinical Director will be responsible for the overall management and operation of clinical services and infrastructure across DASSA, including inpatient and outpatient services.

It is essential that the Clinical Director has a high level of knowledge of state, national and international drug policy and an understanding of the legislation and the structural mechanisms, which impact on drug related harm in South Australia. The position will also provide significant state-wide clinical leadership, particularly with the ongoing implementation of the DASSA model of care.

Highly developed communication skills with an exceptional degree of initiative with proven ability to develop innovative solutions to organisational issues and operational practices is required. Proven ability and experience in public speaking and media communication skills are also key to the success of this role.

DASSA has a well-established clinical governance framework and this role is the clinical lead and Chair of the DASSA Clinical Executive Committee.  Importantly, DASSA maintains a high level of transparency and accountability to internal and external stakeholders. The Clinical Director is an ex-officio member of the Community Advisory Council, a strategic committee for clients, carers and community to participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of DASSA programs and broader policy.

Through providing advice to the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and membership on the SA Health Safety and Quality Strategic Governance Committee, the Clinical Director has a significant opportunity to provide high level advice and influence to ensure drug and alcohol policy service delivery initiatives are appropriately prioritised.

Since 2003, DASSA has worked with the University of Adelaide to operate the DASSA World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems. The Centre has developed project and research based collaborations with many overseas organisations interested in evidence based treatment. In addition, the Centre provides valued support to the Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on Drugs and Alcohol. Up to 0.3 FTE of the Clinical Director role can be dedicated to further the achievements of the Centre.

Employment Terms: A competitive salary and flexible on-boarding arrangement including relocation and accommodation support will be negotiated with the successful candidate. In addition, from October 2016, there will be the option for this role to undertake private practice arrangements.

 For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Search Consultant, Chris Thorburn
m: +61 (0) 407 620 918 e: cthorburn@hardygroupintl.com.

To obtain selection documentation please email thawksford@hardygroupintl.com quoting Ref No. H16_2320.

Applications Close: Friday 29th July 2016

Jobs: CEO – Canberra ACT

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of Australians who use drugs, people in drug treatment and people living with hepatitis C? Would you like to lead a dynamic national organisation committed to improving the health and human rights of people who use drugs?

The Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL), is the national organisation representing people who use or have used illicit drugs and is the peak body for the state and territory organisations. AIVL is looking to fill the position of Chief Executive. This role will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the organisation.

This full-time position is based at the AIVL office in Canberra with a salary range of $105,000- $120,000 p.a. plus superannuation and salary packaging.

AIVL operates on a peer-based philosophy and strongly encourages applications from people with lived experience of drug use and who identify with the community of people who use drugs.

Applicants will need to address all key selection criteria to be short listed for interview. The position description/application pack can be obtained by calling Amy McDonell on 02 6279 1600  or by visiting the AIVL website.

The closing date for this position is close of business on the 27 May 2016.

Jobs: Case Worker – Sydney

WHOS (We Help Ourselves) is based in NSW and QLD, and caters for individuals who are experiencing difficulties with Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) dependence. Our programs are based on the Therapeutic Community model of care. Transitional and Exit Housing is available to all WHOS clients after they have completed the residential treatment program.

We are currently looking for a Full Time Case Worker to join the WHOS Gateway Aftercare/Outreach service.

The primary focus of the Case Worker role will be working with clients in the Aftercare (‘Gateway’) phase of the WHOS program based in Rozelle (NSW). This program works with clients who have completed the main residential treatment programs and focuses on clients  re-integration back into the community through a structured and supported program.

 

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum Cert IV in AOD / Community Services
  • Minimum two years paid work experience in Alcohol & Other Drugs treatment services
  • Case management experience
  • Experience and knowledge of assisting clients into employment and training, relapse prevention and the development of independent living skills
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible, motivated and enthusiastic team player
  • Computer literacy and word processing skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Drivers Licence

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Therapeutic Community model.

The position reports to the WHOS Service Enhancement Team Manager and will also be expected to contribute to policy development, maintaining data records in relation to KPIs relating to this service and producing monthly activity reports.

Remuneration: Negotiated dependant on qualifications and experience equivalent to SCHDS Award. Successful applicants will need to provide current Police Record Check.

Please forward a covering letter addressing the Essential Selection Criteria and a copy of your current Resume to Steve Hocking, Service Enhancement Team Manager stephenh@whos.com.au .  (02) 85727482

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY

Applications close: 5pm Monday May 23rd 2016.

Jobs: Community Aboriginal Worker – Western Australia

South Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service –  Mandurah

 Community Aboriginal Worker – drug and alcohol

Full time contract to 30 June 2017

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit organisation supporting people with alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues in Western Australia.

Based in Mandurah the Community Aboriginal Worker will provide AOD support to the local Aboriginal community in the Peel region. The successful applicant will have significant life skills and experience in building trust with local Aboriginal communities. The role includes outreach services, yarning and support to individuals and families struggling with alcohol and other drug issues, working with allied agencies including referrals and shared care. A strong sense of community connection is essential, along with good communication and individual support skills.

Palmerston can offer you:

  • an organisation that understands the importance of culture
  • excellent working conditions and environment
  • salary packaging benefits
  • training, development and support

Salary range is: $63,000 to $67,700.

For further information please download the job description form (JDF) from www.palmerston.org.au.

This appointment will be made under a Section 50(d) exemption of the Equal Opportunity Act.

For a confidential chat, please contact Terry Slomp on 9581 4010 or email: tslomp@palmerston.org.au

Applications to jobs@palmerston.org.au by 5pm Monday 7 March 2016. Please include your resume along with a statement outlining your interest and suitability for the position.

Jobs: Assistant Manager – Cessnock

Assistant Manager 

An exciting opportunity exists to lead a dynamic team within a larger organisation.

We Help Ourselves (WHOS) – Hunter Valley operates a residential Therapeutic Community for 30 men & women within the Cessnock area.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated, reliable person to coordinate the daily duties of the drug and alcohol facility and assist in managing 10 staff members.

Ideal qualities: 

  • AOD or related field Qualifications
  • 2 yrs Experience working in AOD, mental health or related field
  • Experience coordinating teams
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • 1st aid certificate
  • NSW drivers licence

Desirable:

  • Experience working within a therapeutic community

Remuneration: Negotiated based on qualifications and experience equivalent to SCHDS Award. Salary packaging applies. Applicants required to undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Please forward your resume to gemmac@whos.com.au

If you require any further information contact Gemma Campton, Manager, on (02) 49917000

Applications close: 16/12/15 looking to carry out interviews on the 18/12/15

Jobs: Project Officer – Sydney

Part time: 30.4 hours per week (4 days)

12 months contract with possibility of extension

Salary range from $51,331 to $62,251 pro rata (depending on experience) + superannuation contribution + eligibility for salary packaging

The Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. Our goal is to advance and support non government alcohol and other drugs organisations in NSW to reduce the alcohol and drug related harm to individuals, families and the community.

If you have demonstrated experience managing projects, understand the non government alcohol and other drugs (or broader health and community) sector, and have experience in events and/or grants management we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate for this position will have highly organised administrative skills, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have ability the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The Position Description can be downloaded here.

Guide to Applying for NADA Positions can be downloaded here.

All applicants must:

o   Provide a cover letter as part of their application

o   Address the essential and desirable criteria, detailing how they best meet the criteria

o   Provide a curriculum vitae with references.

Contact Robert Stirling robert@nada.org.au or ph. 8113 1320 for more information.

Please forward all applications to robert@nada.org.au

Closing date for applications is COB Friday 14 August 2015

Jobs: Health Service Manager – Sydney NSW

Health Service Manager, Level 2
Alcohol & Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital

 Position No: 235394
Applications Close: 24/07/2015 5:00 PM
Location: St Vincents Hospital- Darlinghurst Campus Sydney NSW
Work Type: Permanent – Full Time (Mon – Fri 38 hrs)

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual seeking a Full Time management role within the Stimulant Services of St Vincent’s Alcohol and Drug Service. The Stimulant Services (incorporating the Stimulant Treatment Program and “S-Check”) is a leading innovator in responding to stimulant use disorders within the drug and alcohol sector. As the Stimulant Services Manager your responsibilities include all operational, financial, and human resource management of the unit. Working within a harm minimisation framework, you will be responsible for ensuring high quality patient-centred care is delivered in a safe environment for both staff and clients. In addition, the Stimulant Services Manager will provide both clinical oversight and leadership, and drive quality improvement initiatives, clinical policy and procedure development and implementation.

St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney (SVHNS) is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

All applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in their application:

Selection Criteria:

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission, and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries.
  • Postgraduate tertiary qualification in a drug and alcohol-related clinical specialty or management (or willingness to undertake the same in 12 months) or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated financial, quality and risk management, human resource, workplace health and safety and skills within an organisational context.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate, inspire and organise staff to achieve organisational, professional outcomes with the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of pharmacotherapy treatment as part of harm minimisation approach to alcohol and drug problems.
  • Demonstrated advanced computer literacy with MS Excel, Word, email and an electronic patient record system.
  • Proven effective negotiation and communication skills (written and verbal) with a wide range of stakeholders including patients, public and network representatives.
  • Demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads within a complex environment.

Enquiries: Jenny O’Mahony, Manager Inner City Health, 02 8382 1519 or 0418 247 178

For further information and to apply, please go to: http://www.careersatsvmhs.com.au

Jobs: Program Manager, Sydney NSW

Program Manager at NADA

Redfern, NSW

Full time – 38 hours per week

12 months contract with possibility of extension

Salary range from $76,414 to $92,670 (depending on experience) + superannuation contribution + eligibility for salary packaging

The Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. Our goal is to advance and support non government alcohol and other drugs organisations in NSW to reduce the alcohol and drug related harm to individuals, families and the community.

If you have experience managing multiple projects, understand the non government alcohol and other drugs sector, and have the ability to develop and implement workforce development initiatives we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate for this position will be highly organised, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have ability the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The Position Description can be downloaded here.

Guide to Applying for NADA Positions can be downloaded here.

All applicants must:

o   Provide a cover letter as part of their application

o   Address the essential criteria outlined in the position description, detailing how they best meet the criteria

o   Provide a curriculum vitae with references.

Contact Robert Stirling robert@nada.org.au or ph. 02 8113 1320 for more information.

Closing date for applications is COB Friday 24 July 2015

Jobs: CEO of NUAA – Sydney NSW

Chief Executive Officer 

 

Permanent Full-Time Position 

  • Are you a dedicated individual with experience and passion for making a difference to people who use and inject drugs?
  • Do you have an energetic and inclusive operational and leadership style? 
  • Do you have a proven track record in developing relationships across the community, Blood Borne Virus Sector, NSW Government and key stakeholders? 

If you answered YES to the above questions then NUAA could be a place for you to work.

 

The Organisation

NUAA is the state wide drug user organisation which aims to advance the rights, health and dignity of people who use and inject drugs.

 

The Role

Reporting to the Board of Governance, this role is responsible for leading and managing NUAA’s services and programs.   This will include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisation planning, policy, development and quality improvement
  • Program, project and service delivery management
  • Advocacy, media and public relations
  • Representation, liaison and building NUAA membership
  • Financial and administrative management
  • Partnershipbuilding
  • Fundraising

 

Enquiries

For more information about the role, please contact Andrew Herning, Corporate Services Manager, on telephone (02) 8354 7300.

 

Salary and Conditions

Wage Range $99, 564 – $113, 141 per annum.

Attractive salary packaging and enhancements are available – as a health promotions charity NUAA can provide access to non-taxable fringe benefit salary packaging.

 

How to apply for this job

For all the details, download the Chief Executive Officer job pack at http://www.nuaa.org.au/employment-opportunities/or request an information package by calling NUAA switch on (02) 8354 7300 or e-mail andrewh@nuaa.org,au

 

Closing Date

Applications close on Wednesday 10 December 2014, 5.00pm.

Interviews will be held on 16 and/or 17 December 2014.