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Registered Nurse with AOD experience

Apply now Job no: 980008
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Utilise your health assessment and AOD experience to help those in need
  • Location:  Cairns, 12 month fixed term contract
  • Not for Profit - Salary Packaging benefits available

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

The role

In this role you will address the complex health needs of clients of Douglas House by providing outreach support, comprehensive health assessments and support to access the appropriate health services.  Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Conduct comprehensive health assessments and medical services as required
  • Administration of medication in accordance with prescription
  • Work within a Recovery framework to provide health related support and advice as part of the case management plan
  • Facilitate referrals to mainstream medical services and hospitals as part of the case management plan
  • Actively advocate for clients with other services and government agencies where necessary, and assist in attendance to appointments and transport to and from support services
  • Conduct patrols of the city area and known homeless meeting places in order to identify and engage with rough sleepers
  • Actively engage with rough sleepers and develop ongoing relationships with the intention of building trust and providing support services
  • Actively participate and engage in case conferencing, interagency meetings, forums etc. for the development of services for homeless people
  • Work with the outreach team to develop creative engagement strategies and solutions to issues facing individuals or groups of rough sleepers  


To be successful in this role, you will need to possess: 

  • Qld Nursing registration
  • Experience in community based nursing, alcohol and drugs and/or mental health
  • Have a commitment to therapeutic interventions for disadvantaged people
  • Current Working with Children Card
  • Current driver’s license


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates at participating Centres
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close midnight 5th October 2017.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File Registered Nurse PD - updated.docx

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