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Aboriginal AOD Worker (Male)

Job No: 87128
Location: Bega, NSW

  • Live and work in Bega where you'll be surrounded by National Parks and only a 20 minute drive to the gorgeous Sapphire Coast!
  • Bring your Drug & Alcohol service delivery skills, and enjoy real job security in the healthcare sector!
  • Make a difference to local Aboriginal communities!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $64,319 - $70,000 plus super and salary packaging options, mobile and laptop

About the Organisation

Lyndon is a non-government organisation providing alcohol and other drug treatment  and services in residential and non-residential programs. The organisation provides residential services in Orange and outreach programs to much of the Central West, the Blue Mountains, the Murdi Paaki Region (West and Far West NSW), and Bega on the South Coast of NSW.

Spanning a wide variety of detoxification, support services, counselling, intervention, education and professional development programs, Lyndon has a strong commitment to providing high-quality care and support in the communities in which they are based, driven to achieving the best outcomes for their clients through continued research and ongoing development of industry partnerships.

It is Lyndon's mission to provide accessible, high quality drug and alcohol services to reduce the risk of harm and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and the community.

About the Wandarma Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Service

The Wandarma Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service is a program run by Lyndon, working in partnership with Aboriginal communities and service providers on the far south coast of NSW. The program is designed to deliver culturally appropriate drug and alcohol services and support to Aboriginal communities in the Far South Coast region of NSW, from Wallaga Lake down to Eden.

About the Opportunity

Lyndon has a fantastic opportunity for a full time Male Aboriginal AOD Worker to join the Wandarma Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service team in Bega.

Reporting to the Program Manager, you will deliver drug and alcohol services and programs to Aboriginal individuals, families, groups and communities on the south coast. 

More specifically, you will be required to:

  • Provide culturally appropriate assessment, referral, counselling and group work to clients;
  • Work collaboratively with external service providers to provide seamless service delivery and support to clients during residential rehabilitation and return to Community;
  • Document casework and report to management;
  • Support the development of culturally appropriate and effective local programs to minimise the harm done by alcohol and other drug use to Aboriginal Communities;
  • Provide education to members of the Aboriginal Community on alcohol and other drug issues; and
  • Facilitate access to culturally appropriate drug and alcohol resources and programs.

To be successful, you will hold a minimum of a Certificate IV or relevant qualifications in a health or welfare discipline, or be willing to undertake further study. You will have experience delivering culturally appropriate drug and alcohol services. A strong knowledge and connection to South Coast Aboriginal communities will be an advantage but not essential.

Lyndon is seeking a personable, problem solving and flexible applicant with an understanding of service delivery approaches for clients with co-existing mental health and substance use issues. You will need exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), the ability to work with a broad and diverse range of people, and a high level of computer literacy.

The role may involve travel around the Bega region, so a current driver's licence is required. Your hours will generally be between 8.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, with the need for flexibility when required.

Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be male and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. In this position an applicant's race and gender are a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by division 2, section 14 & 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.

About the Benefits

If you've been looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a capital city and would like to live and work in a town surrounded by national parks and only a short drive to the beautiful beaches on the Saphire Coast, look no further!

In return for your hard work and commitment you will enjoy attractive remuneration circa $64,319 - $70,000 plus super, commensurate with your experience. 

You'll also receive generous salary packaging and be provided with a mobile phone and laptop.

Enjoy extensive support as well as access to an employee assistance program and ongoing training! Lyndon is committed to the professional development of their staff as such you will enjoy access to conferences and courses to grow your skill set in this highly specialised field of care.

Best of all you will be joining a friendly, close-knit team dedicated to the provision of high quality health care.

This is your chance to join a growing organisation, dedicated to assisting those affected by substance abuse - APPLY NOW!

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