Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service (WCADS)
Holyoake is a leading provider of counselling and support services for people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
The Holyoake Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service Team (WCADS) provides assessment, referral and counselling to adults, young people, and families, and aims to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in the Wheatbelt region.
You can learn more about our team at www.holyoake.org.au
As a member of the Specialist Methamphetamine Team in the WCADS Team this part-time role (50-60 hours per fortnight) is based in Northam (with some outreach required).
The Clinical Nurse operates under the general direction of the Regional Manager. This position has a significant degree of autonomy and responsibility in terms of complex case management and client support.
The Role and its Responsibilities:
- Works closely with other team members in the delivery of treatment programs utilising senior registered nursing skills.
- Provides clinical assessment and intensive case management support to clients via the implementation of a recovery plan that involves mobilising the resources of other community agencies.
- Applies advanced clinical knowledge and skills in clinical assessments, program delivery and referral for clients who are experiencing problems with methamphetamine and other drug dependencies, using a holistic (whole of life) approach.
- Demonstrates effective skill and knowledge in the delivery of nursing care and treatment in the area of methamphetamine presentations as well as other drug and alcohol presentations.
- Plans and provides intensive clinical case management for individuals, groups, couples and families affected by methamphetamine and other drug dependencies.
- Provides comprehensive assertive follow-up for clients on caseload.
- Provides services in a range of locations that may include on-site and community locations.
The Successful Candidate will:
- Be eligible for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia with significant experience as a Registered Nurse.
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues including comorbidity (co-occurrence of AOD and mental health issues).
- Demonstrate assessment and complex case management skills including effective time management and personal organisational skills.
- Have a flexible, friendly attitude, excellent communication skills.
- Hold a Current WA Drivers licence and a willingness to travel to outreach locations.
What we offer:
Holyoake is committed to developing employees and provides a flexible and supportive working environment.
- Salary range from $76,401 to $80,649 (pro rata) plus the ability to salary package
- Attractive salary packaging options and four, five or six week annual leave options
- Flexible working arrangements to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance.
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Regular clinical supervision
- Free parking
- Health and well-being initiatives including Employee Assistance Program
- Friendly and supportive working environment
- Team building events
- A fantastic opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of others as part of a passionate clinical team.
- A completed Application for Vacancy form (found on the Holyoake website)
- A copy of your CV
- A cover letter. Your cover letter should be no more than 2 A4 pages and we recommend that you briefly explain why you are the best candidate for this position. You do not need to answer specific selection criteria.
- Please ensure your full name is on all attachments.
For more information regarding this position please contact Denise Graham, Regional Manager on 9621 1055.