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Sobering Up Shelter Specialist AOD Worker

Branch: Canberra

Permanent part–time and casual positions available


Competitive salary and benefits


In-house training and support


Working in Canberra’s only dedicated AOD Sobering Up Shelter, 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.  Availability to work Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights is necessary.


The Role


As a SUS Specialist AOD 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 AOD 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.


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 the social services arm 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:

  • A Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs OR Certificate IV in related field AND have completed the 4 core competencies of the Certificate IV in AOD.
  • A demonstrated understanding and experience of the key issues facing people experiencing AOD issues and are intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs.
  • 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,
  • A demonstrated capacity for sound work organisation and effective use of time,
  • Capacity to work as a member of a team and individually as required,
  • An awareness and appreciation of the relevant principles and practices such as EEO, WH&S, Confidentiality and Duty of Care,
  • 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


To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


Please download the selection criteria:SUS ATOD Worker Position description 2020


Please send your applications to: Leanne Luff, Administration Assistant.


Email: leanne.luff@catholiccare.cg.org.au


CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.