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Apply now Job no: 980018
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

  • Use your support worker skills and experience
  • Rotating rosters, 33 hours per week, several positions available
  • 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. 

About the role

The Stringybark Centre is a new residential rehabilitation facility.  In this role you will be part of a team that provides a safe place for change and assists clients with alcohol and other drug dependencies to recover and rehabilitate. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide care to clients admitted to the shelter, including but not limited to, completing admission, evaluation, assessment, referrals and discharge procedures
  • Advocate and provide assistance to clients, as well as cleaning, food preparation, laundry and domestic duties
  • Provide information about services offered by Mission Australia and other Community Services organisations and Allied Health services
  • Maintain and update all records relating to a client’s admission, case management and discharge
  • Provide assistance to practitioners, other staff, volunteers and other visitors to the shelter

Qualifications & experience

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

  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or other relevant Community Services qualification (or have the capacity to obtain the necessary qualification within 12 months)
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and cultural awareness skills, particularly dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Able to work independently, use your initiative and resolve conflict and problems
  • A current Applied First Aid qualification

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income
  • 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 1st October, 2017

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