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- Job Description:
This position sits within the AOD and Homelessness Cluster. The Cluster delivers value-based care through codesign and by developing the capacity and capability for teams to work to the top of their scope of practice and in self-organising ways.
The Yarra Sobering Up Service will deliver a health response to people intoxicated in the City of Yarra in line with the recent decriminalisation of public intoxication by the Victorian Government. As a Harm Reduction Worker in this pilot program, you will respond to calls for support by developing and delivering outreach support to intoxicated individuals, transporting them to places of safety, creating health and social care pathways and broader prevention strategies. The Program will be delivered in Partnership with Dardi Munwurro and The Salvation Army. This role will provide outreach, triage, transport and a bridge between Police, Ambulance and Sobering Safe House supports.
Please refer to the Position Description for more information.
Your duties include:
Service Delivery / Clinical care
General Organisational Requirements
Commitment to the values and objectives and values of cohealth
Minimum certificate IV qualifications in Alcohol & Other Drugs, Counselling, Social Work or similar. Other appropriate tertiary qualifications may also be considered
Experience working with, and an awareness of the issues that affect, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from marginalised communities
Demonstrated ability to work with people who are disadvantaged and are experiencing chronic health issues, including rough sleeping and substance dependence
Capacity to engage and assess client need to provide appropriate immediate support and on-referrals about/to health and other community services