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Prevention & Diversion Worker

Apply now Job no: 985207
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: WA
Categories: Community Services

  • Fixed Term Contract until June 2020 – full time 38 hours per week
  • Located in South Hedland – Western Australia
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging + remote allowance + rental Assistance

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Located in South Hedland, the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides education, treatment and support for people with substance use issues.  In partnership with local communities you will provide support including assessment, referrals to diversion programs, counselling and case management.

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Western Australian (Alcohol and other Drug) Diversion Program within the South Hedland Magistrate’s Court Circuit, which includes travel to court locations outside of South Hedland.

  • Provide AOD assessment to determine client suitability for participation
  • Provide individual counselling and write assessments and recommendations to the court on clients AOD use and treatment needs
  • Deliver the Diversion Program (WADP) consistent with the Service Requirements for Non-Residential Alcohol and other Drug Diversion Treatment Providers
  • Influence and promote the adoption of evidence-based AOD-related methods
  • Provide expertise, support and consultation to team members regarding Aboriginal cultural issues where appropriate
  • Arrange appropriate referrals for clients to other services as required

Requirement for Success

  • A qualification in Social, Behavioural or Health Sciences or significant experience in counselling
  • Demonstrated and well developed AOD assessment, counselling and referral skills
  • Specialist expertise in the AOD service and case management and frameworks for intervention
  • A valid WA driver’s license

 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. 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Remote location allowance
  • Rental Assistance
  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’. For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File 201703 Prevention and Diversion Worker (2).pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Saturday 20 July 2019

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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