UPPER HUNTER DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES INC.
Title: Case Worker – MERIT Program Coffs Harbour
Location: Mid North Coast, Coffs Harbour
Hours: Permanent Part Time – up to 32 hours per week
Permanent part time, up to 32 hours per week. The Magistrate’s Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) Program is a program aimed at breaking the drug cycle; reducing crime associated with illicit drug and alcohol use. The MERIT Program Case Worker operates within a multidisciplinary team environment as part of the Upper Hunter Drug & Alcohol Services Inc. based in their Coffs Harbour office.
Award: NSW Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 – Grade dependent on qualifications and experience.
2.1 Relevant tertiary qualifications in health, science, social, education, behavioural
sciences or equivalent.
2.2 Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methods of drug and alcohol client
2.3 Demonstrated capacity to provide written reports, assessment, case management and
co-ordinate care to clients referred to the MERIT Program.
2.4 Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
2.5 Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, strong interpersonal
2.6 Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including report writing.
2.7 Experience working with multicultural, Aboriginal and CALD communities with
strong cultural awareness, empathy and understanding of a wide and diverse
2.8 Sound computer and typing skills.
2.9 Current driver’s licence.
2.10 Understanding of and commitment to Equity, Workplace Health and Safety and
2.11 Experience in facilitating groups.
2.12 Experience in the Criminal Justice system as it applies to the Local Court.
2.13 Experience in working with a variety of health and welfare settings.
Closing Date: Friday 30 November, 2012
Enquiries contact: Libby George (02) 6543 2677
For Position Description: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Send applications: by email (above) or post
Postal address: PO Box 370, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333
Selection Criteria must be addressed to be considered. Standard background/criminal checks will apply for the successful applicant