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Drug and Alcohol Practice Support Worker


Reference: 3987326

Do you believe in possibilities?

We do, come and help us turn hope into reality for our clients!

  • Innovative not-for-profit leader
  • Identified position
  • New full-time ongoing positions
  • Located in Orange, New South Wales with travel to the Murdi Paaki region
  • Rewarding position building capacity of the drug and alcohol workforce in the Murdi Paaki region

This is an exciting opportunity for qualified and experienced Drug and Alcohol Practice Support Worker to join our Murdi Paaki Drug & Alcohol Network (MPDAN) program in Orange, New South Wales.

About us

At Lives Lived Well we are passionate about the possibilities, for our clients and our workforce.

Lyndon in partnership with Lives Lived Well, is a leading not-for-profit organisation delivering innovative and accessible services aimed at influencing behaviour, reducing harm, aiding recovery and bringing about positive change in people's lives.

With 36 locations across New South Wales and Queensland, we work with people to help get their lives back on track by delivering a wide range of programs and services across Queensland and through Lyndon in New South Wales.

About Murdi Paaki Drug & Alcohol Network

The Murdi Paaki Drug & Alcohol Network's Hub in Orange focuses on improving access to specialist drug and alcohol knowledge and supporting existing primary health care services to provide evidence-informed and culturally appropriate:

health promotion; prevention; early intervention; treatment; and, care, through workforce development, capacity building and community development strategies.

Clinical services are provided by the Aboriginal medical services at the Network sites.

The Murdi Paaki region covers almost one third of NSW along the Murray Darling Basin in the north and west. More than 8, 700 Aboriginal people live in the region, in towns such as Broken Hill, Bourke and Walgett and in some of the more remote and isolated Aboriginal communities in NSW such as Brewarrina.

About the role

Working with Aboriginal Health Services and other agencies in the Murdi Paaki Region, the Aboriginal D&A Practice Support Worker will help build capacity of the drug and alcohol workforce in the Region.

What you will bring to the role

  • Qualifications in Drug & Alcohol, Health, Health Science, Welfare, Community Development, Community Services, Education, Mental Health, Social Science, Social Studies, Training or similar field
  • Demonstrated skills in working with / for Aboriginal organisations and communities - including an understanding of the social determinants of health for Aboriginal people
  • Experience in service delivery in the industry - experience and/or training as a Clinician would be advantageous
  • Willingness to travel the Murdi Paaki Region approximately one week per month

Lives Lived Well considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). To help us provide a culturally appropriate and holistic service, applicants who identify with Indigenous cultures are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the role please refer to the position description (link below) or contact Julie Proctor, Program Manager on 1300 LYNDON (1300 596 366) or m 0409 835 178.

Tick all these boxes? Share our passion?

We'd love to hear from you, just click "Apply now".

Offer of employment will be subject to candidate's ability to gain or hold a Drivers Licence, Working with Children Check (NSW) and National Police History Check.

Applications Close: 04 Mar 2018