About the Role

This role will form part of the Parallel Pathways Substance Misuse team at The Living Room primary health service and takes a specialist role within the team to provide secondary consultation, contribute to practice reflection and program development opportunities. 

This is a part time role and requires 30 hours per week.

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What you'll do

  • Provide comprehensive AOD assessments and short-term case management to assist clients who either experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Engaging clients in structured and semi-structured counselling sessions to reduce the client's level of substance use, reduce the client’s high-risk behaviours and experience of AOD related harm, improve physical and mental health, including emotional and psychological well being.
  • Conduct assertive clinical outreach (where appropriate) to engage and assess people sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD.
  • Ensure high-quality care coordination processes for people engaged through the program interventions with a focus on linkages with Living Room services and programs.
  • Proving secondary consultation across the multi-disciplinary team and to external services, where appropriate.
  • Engage clients to improve health literacy to improve the client’s capacity to better understand and manage their own health and wellbeing.
  • Integration of care with the existing service system to ensure enhance service coordination and collaboration.

What you'll bring:

  • Appropriate qualifications in Health or Allied Health fields (such as social work, psychology and counselling)
  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience with mental health/AOD sectors and treatment provision working with clients with multiple and complex needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing and health sectors (including mental health and AOD)
  • Advanced knowledge of the Alcohol and Other Drug service system and processes
  • Assessment, clinical interventions and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrated organisational skills within multidisciplinary service environment
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking assessment and successful supported referrals

Must Have’s

  • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

What's in it for YOU!

  • Flexible work environment
  • Access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuous growth in owning your own space?
  • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

About Youth Projects

Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

Our commitment to diversity

Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

Safety screening

Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

How to apply

Please apply through the Seek website. 

Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

For any questions or enquiries, please email us.