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Care And Recovery Worker

Latrobe Community Health Service - Morwell, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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25719 - Applications close Sunday 28 March 2021

Located in Morwell, Full Time, Permanent

  • Join a not-for-profit health care provider who is getting back to what matters
  • Support the social and emotional health needs of clients and the community
  • Total remuneration package of $85,094 per annum including superannuation and the full optional benefit of salary packaging
At Latrobe Community Health Service you’ll be part of a positive and passionate workplace. We’re dedicated to providing you with career opportunities through work that is rewarding and meaningful within the community.

Our integrated service model means you’ll provide your specialist expertise as part of a holistic solution for patients. Knowing that co-morbidity is often an impediment to effective patient outcomes, you’ll experience a greater sense of satisfaction in knowing your expertise is combined with others to achieve better patient outcomes. We recognise co-morbidity is an issue, and that better community health outcomes are achieved by treating the whole person, not simply isolated conditions. We structure our operations to combine the variety of allied health, social, community and medical services our communities need.

Behavioural Health Programs (BHP) is a large multidisciplinary team consisting of a number of programs that include Generalist Counselling, Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), Women’s & Children’s Family Violence Counselling, Men’s Perpetrator Services, Forensic Mental Health, Financial and Gambling related services.

Within BHP sits the AOD suite of treatment services which consist of Comprehensive Assessment, Counselling, Care & Recovery Coordination, Day Rehabilitation, Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurses, Pharmacotherapy, Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention workers, and Liver Wise program.

Reporting to the Manager Behavioural Health programs, the Care and Recovery worker is part of the AOD treatment suite and works toward coordination to implement and support integrated treatment and care pathways for high risk, complex clients within alcohol and drug treatment services. The program implements and facilitates a coordinated, strengths based, person centered approach which is individually tailored to the person’s needs. The program supports meaningful involvement by the person and their family in care coordination and goal setting to maximize opportunities for greater social and economic participation. A ‘wrap around’ service model is a key component of the care and recovery program.

To be successful, you will require;

  • Undergraduate degree (or near completion) in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare & Counselling, Social Welfare or other Health related degree.
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of the Victorian AOD reform Strategies.
  • Four Core Modules (minimum) of the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, or willingness to undertake study within the first 12 months.
Other requirements:
  • Current working with Children’s check.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Latrobe Community Health Service complies with infectious disease control and immunisation requirements under legislation. This position is classified as a Health Care Worker B. Evidence of immunisation history must be provided prior to confirmed appointment.
  • A broad understanding of the AOD service system within Victoria and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Current Victorian driver licence.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
For more information please contact Paula Gibb, Manager, Behavioural Health Program on 1800 phone.

At Latrobe Community Health Service we want to help you get back to what matters. To see the full position description and to apply, click the Apply Now button.

We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment. We are partnered with Job Access and pledged to Soldier On. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a lived experience of disability and service personnel and their families to name a few. We will make reasonable adjustments when required. We are a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and an Employee Working with Children Check before we can make any offer of employment.

Latrobe Community Health Service

Morwell, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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