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youth and Family AOD support worker

Apply now Job no: 987268
Work type: Max Term (Full Time)
Location: SA
Categories: Community Services

  • Full Time, 12 month max term
  • Location: Elizabeth, SA
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 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 are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

Support clients and other employees in the provision of support activities within the values of Mission Australia that contributes to the outcomes of the service.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide intensive ongoing person-centred case management
  • provide, evidence-informed case management sessions with clients that are sensitive and responsive to, the cultural strengths and needs of each client
  • Assist clients while at the service through brief therapeutic intervention and referral to suitable services
  • Work with clients to create holistic and strength-based individualised support plans
  • Provide specialist advice and share knowledge of local networks and ‘best practice’ with other team members

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant degree with at least 1 years’ experience
  • Alternatively, employee may hold an associate diploma with relevant experience, a less formal qualification with substantial years of relevant experience or equivalent expertise gained through previous industry experience.
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialised or complex therapeutic interventions and manage a caseload of complex client.
  • Has a sound understanding of Mission Australia’s Values and Code of Conduct and applies these in their role when interacting with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed administrative skills and the ability to provide support to management of a complex nature.
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

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:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via AccessPay)
  • 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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email 

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For more information, feel free to view the  PD - Case Manager - Support for AOD Treatment Outreach.pdf. For further information about working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

 Applications for this role will close on Sunday 25 April 2021 but please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to the close date.

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'