Alcohol and Other Drugs Team Manager

    The Salvation Army
    Applications closing date: 24/02/2023
    Shepparton, Australia
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Job Salary
    $96,962 - $101,250


    Start your career in Australia with The Salvation Army today!

    The successful applicant will provide high level evidence-based, therapeutic services to AOD clients and their families on an individual and group basis in the Greater Shepparton Region and Seymour in Victoria.

    We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

    The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

    The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest providers of alcohol and other drug services.  We offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). We work to a modern, evidence based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed here: 1._AOD_Model_Of_Care_2021.pdf

    Why work with us

    The Goulburn Valley Alcohol & Drugs Service (GVADS) is based in the West Hume region of Victoria and provides a range of services to support consumers and their families who are affected by drugs and alcohol. The service is delivered by an integrated team from three consortium partners: Goulburn Valley (GV) Health, Odyssey House Victoria, and The Salvation Army Australia. These programs are divided into two streams: Health and Community, the community Stream programs offered include assessment, counselling and care & recovery, therapeutic day rehabilitation and the medical stream include: withdrawal and addiction medicine services.

    Why this role matters

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a values-driven and proactive AOD Team Manager, reporting to the AOD Regional Manager North.

    This position will be instrumental in providing oversight of the Community Stream of Goulburn Valley Alcohol & Drugs Service (GVADS) across the Salvation Army Shepparton and Seymour Sites.

    This is a permanent full-time position, 38 hours per week, with flexible location arrangements via negotiation. 

    Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the SCHCADS Award, Level 6 with an annualised salary range of $96,962 to $101,250 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation.

    You will successfully

    • Be the First point of contact for GVADS community staff
    • Assist with delivery and management of client complexity
    • Facilitate GVADS community team meetings
    • Oversee engagement with GV medical, ensure staff are connected and feel connected to broader team
    • Foster positive supportive culture, address issues as they arise to ensure staff feel heard and treated with dignity and respect
    • Communicate with employing agency in a timely manner regarding any issues that arise
    • Manage critical incidents via GVH risk management system alert GVH manager and TSA regional manager
    • Periodically review case notes/ data entry in Redi case to ensure data quality

    You will have

    • Bachelor of Human Services, Master of Social Work, or similar relevant qualification with at least two (2) years of relevant post-qualification employment experience.
    • Diploma in Health or Community Services or similar relevant qualification with at least 3 years of relevant post-qualification employment experience.  
    • AOD skill set or willing to obtain within 12 months
    • Relevant experience in a social service environment
    • Forensic Fundamentals
    • Current Victorian Employee Working with Children Check
    • A current Drivers Licence
    • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

    What we offer

    • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
    • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
    • Supportive and encouraging organisation
    • Flexible working conditions
    • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
    • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
    • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
    • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
    • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
    • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate, and professional team members
    • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

    Enquiries: Leanne Sharp at 

    The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

    Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

    We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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