DATE:    February 28, 2024

Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker

The key purpose of this role is to provide culturally appropriate health care that contributes to improvement in Social and Emotional Wellbeing, and substance abuse outcomes of Aboriginal community members, through the provision of:

  • Intensive case management and direct support to Aboriginal people and families with complex needs
  • Raising awareness within the Aboriginal community on how to take positive action to deal with alcohol and other drugs issues.
  • Encouraging access to culturally appropriate alcohol and other drug support services.
  • Collaboration with the Health Service team, other Wathaurong programs and external agencies to develop effective strategies for appropriate referral and case management of clients.

This position also undertakes a number of program development activities based on a harm minimisation approach, including health promotion, information provision, education activities, development and maintenance of community linkages, referrals, counselling interventions, the provision of advice to generalist services, liaising with relevant programs and fulfilling an advocacy role on behalf of the service user.


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