Alcohol and other Drugs Harm Reduction Worker

Job posted: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 28/07/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 170984

Reference: 170984

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

  • Make a difference every day to the health and wellbeing of our acute consumers

  • Grow your career at a thriving organisation invested in your development

  • Multiple Permanent Roles Available- Full Time and Part Time Options

Area Profile

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers.

Enjoy the range of lifestyle choices Geelong has to offer including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices and high standard of schooling options throughout the area. You will appreciate the beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries.

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

Part of a Team

Barwon Health Drug and Alcohol Service (DAS) provides treatment and harm reduction services to people wanting to access services regarding their substance use. DAS has a range of harm reduction services including providing the needle and syringe program, naloxone training and provision, opioid replacement assessments and linkages to prescribers, Hep C screening and treatment and overdose support and education.

DAS is located in central Geelong in newly refurbished offices and is in close proximity to University Hospital Geelong. The location provides great access to the Geelong shopping and arts precinct, the Geelong Waterfront and public transport.

About the Role

You will engage in community development and capacity building regarding alcohol and other drugs harm reduction and health issues, contemporary drug trends, and blood borne virus issues via;

  • Providing a range of harm reduction services to the community, including Needle Syringe Program (NSP) services.

  • Providing support, linkages and referral for people who use substances to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence  (MATOD) services, and other health and social services

About the culture

The DAS team are very passionate about the work they do. They are highly experienced and dedicated to providing evidence informed practice and ongoing service improvement for consumers and their families seeking assistance with their substance use.

What we offer

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!

  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments

  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people with diverse backgrounds.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.


Alcohol and other Drugs Harm Reduction Worker

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Janette Byrnes - (03) 4215 8792
Craig Harvey - (03) 4215 8792

Alcohol and other Drugs Harm Reduction Worker