YOUTH DRUG AND ALCOHOL WORKER
ILLAWARRA SHOALHAVEN LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Purpose of Position
The Youth Drug and Alcohol Worker provides a range of services to meet the needs of young people (aged 12-18 years) and their families in the Shoalhaven area who require information, assessment and/or treatment for drug and alcohol related issues. The principal responsibilities of the position are to provide initial assessments, brief therapeutic interventions, health education, community development, training and education.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.
An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.
Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application#
1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or other relevant Behavioural Sciences. 2. Demonstrated experience in the provision of Drug and Alcohol assessment, case management, brief interventions and counselling with young people. 3. Demonstrated ability to facilitate education and training for young people, schools, community groups, health professionals and other key stakeholders in relation to drug and alcohol issues. 4. Demonstrated experience in the promotion of health improvement initiatives and community development activities. 5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise and work in partnership with a broad range of services and stakeholders, including Health, Schools, Community, Juvenile Justice and other organisations. 6 Demonstrated experience in working both independently and as a member of a multi disciplinary team. 7. Current Class C Drivers Licence