Ngaanyatjarra Health Service - AOD Counsellor/Coordinator

$90,000 - $110,000

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service is a unique organisation that provides professional and culturally appropriate health care to the Ngaanyatjarra people in remote WA Communities. NHS are seeking suitably qualified applicants to fulfil this important role.

Location: Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment and treatment of clients (aged 14 years and over) who are seeking support with AOD issues.
  • Provide effective case management. This includes the development of a client care plan, provision of direct assistance and/or coordination of resources and services for clients to respond to the range of health and psychosocial issues they may present with.
  • Provide support to parents, families and significant others. This includes contribution of support and advice as part of a coordinated response in relation to AOD use problems affecting children under 14 years.
  • Provide coordinated care in partnership with key human service agencies. This includes the development and maintenance of effective links with Department of Corrective Services, WA Police, Department for Child Protection and Family Services, mental health services and other Ngaanyatjarra health programs.
  • Explore and develop culturally acceptable methods of providing counselling and support services to individuals and families.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Relevant qualification in alcohol and other drugs (such as a Cert IV or Graduate Diploma).
  • Demonstrated high level of working knowledge and understanding of the drug and alcohol treatment sector and community support services.
  • Understanding of harm minimization and reduction principles and ability to work with a recovery-oriented model.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to work respectfully and creatively with a culturally and linguistically diverse client population, including Indigenous Australians.
  • A National Police clearance and WA Working with Children¡¦s check or ability to obtain.
  • Current Manual Driver¡¦s License.

If you are seeking an inspiring and challenging role and would like more information on how to apply visit Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply!

Applications close: Monday 26th February 2018


Level 1
1 Nash St
Perth WA 6000


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