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Support Worker

Vinnies Australia - North Mackay, QLD

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Ways we Reward You!

  • Competitive remuneration package AND salary packaging
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Friendly environment
  • The Role

    The Support Worker position is responsible for delivering high quality case management and support to residents of the Mackay Drug and Alcohol Residential Recovery Services (DARRS) program.

    DARRS offers a structured program designed to help residents recover from the effects of addiction and address issues and contributing factors related to their addiction. The goal of the DARRS program is to help individuals develop practical strategies to live a life free of their drug and alcohol dependency.

  • Please be advised that this position is on a rotating shift and therefore you will be required to work some weekends and public holidays

  • To be successful in the role, you will meet the following criteria:
  • Relevant Tertiary or TAFE Qualification or equivalent in Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) work or relevant discipline
  • Experience at working in an evidence based AOD treatment setting
  • Current knowledge of the issues and the treatment of clients with alcohol and drug issues with a focus on evidence based AOD models
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and web based applications
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills, including interpersonal skills
  • Ability to liaise and negotiate with a diverse range of people and demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Dedication to, and engagement in, ongoing professional development
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to take appropriate directions and to work as both a member of a team and independently with limited supervision
  • Demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude, with a willingness to learn
  • Effective communication and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain appropriate client confidentially at all times
  • Demonstrate genuine respect, assertiveness and compassion for all people regardless of their situation
  • Understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and an ability to work in accordance with policies and procedures to promote the values and mission of the Society
  • Understanding of risk management principles including current WHS legislation and regulations
  • You will be required to complete a police check should you be successful in being appointed to our organisation. To be eligible for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia/New Zealand.

    North Mackay, QLD

    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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