Jobs: Case Worker, Coffs Harbour





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.


Selection Criteria




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

            service delivery.

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

            Quality Improvement.



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

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