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Sobering Up Shelter ATOD Worker

Branch: Sobering Up Shelter, Ainslie Village

Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Alcohol Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD)  Worker with competitive salary and benefits Permanent Part – Time position Working in Canberra’s only dedicated ATOD sobering up facility, you will be working with a team of elite drug and alcohol workers in providing non-judgmental and responsive services that assist men & women over the age of 18 who are under the influence of alcohol & other drugs to recover in a safe and clean environment. We are currently seeking an ATOD Worker to join our team of highly regarded team in the operation of the Sobering Up Shelter. The Role   As a SUS ATOD Worker, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with the other team members to provide support, harm minimisation strategies, and brief intervention to intoxicated peoples in a specialised ATOD facility. As a member of this team you will be required to attend professional development on a regular basis and adhere to the Qualification Standards of the ATOD sector. If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!!! What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment. About us CatholicCare is a large welfare agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.  Ideal person The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Certificate 4 in Alcohol and Other Drugs or higher .
(* Or willing to work on an agreed plan and timeline with CatholicCare within 12 months of employment and complete qualifications within 3 years).
  • Qualifications and/or experience in related fields such as Nursing, Social Work, or Community Work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug issues,
  • Knowledge of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug services within the ACT and surrounding region and ability to liaise, advocate and refer to outside agencies on behalf of clients,
  • Demonstrated capacity for sound work organisation and effective use of time,
  • Sound written and oral communication skills,
  • Capacity to work as a member of a team and individually as required,
  • Demonstrated awareness of the relevant principles and practices such as EEO, WH&S, Confidentiality and Duty of Care,
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a current First Aid Certificate,
  • Basic computer literacy skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and simple databases.
You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:
  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card


To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above selection criteria in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.  Please send your applications to: Matthew Shaw, Administration Assistant. Email: matthew.shaw@catholiccare.cg.org.au  Phone: 6163 7638 Selection criteria can be found in the position description located here :SUS ATOD Worker Position Description doc Closing Date: 15/09/2017 *Please note shortlisting and interviews will be ideally undertaken within two weeks of the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn is committed to equal opportunity in employment, and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.