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Community Support Worker


Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service, North West Hospital and Health Service, DOOMADGEE

The Community Support Worker develops, supports and assists with implementing initiatives, in accordance with community wishes and priorities, to reduce harm associated with the misuse of alcohol and other drugs and to improve mental well-being. The core service delivery includes consultancy, assessment, intervention, treatment and health promotion. This position is community based, and the successful candidate will be expected to work with a broad range of individuals.

If you are looking for the next career challenge, have an interest in rural and remote health care and would like to take advantage of the generous remuneration package and additional benefits on offer, then this could be the role for you.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification AO3
Workplace Location North West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/MI301910
Closing date 27-Mar-2019
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Ruth Dewar
Contact details (07) 4744 9100

Job Ad Reference: MI301910

Salary: Remuneration package of up to $81,398 p.a. comprising salary range of $63,830 - $71,341 p.a. (AO3), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%). (Permanent full-time position).

About North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island.

About the Role

  • Provide cultural support and cultural assessments to improve the holistic treatment of those accessing Mental Health and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Services.
  • Act as a resource person for self-help groups, and by facilitating appropriate programs in areas such as life skills and labour market training to individuals and families trying to overcome alcohol and other drug problems and mental health problems.
  • Connect individual and families with specialized services, such as mental health, alcohol and drug services, and other allied health services.
Requirements
  • Applicants must provide a reference from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to their knowledge, skills or experience to demonstrate cultural capabilities where required. This person may be a community member, supervisor or work colleague.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a class “C” motor vehicle, and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided before commencement of duty.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

Benefits of working with North West HHS
We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees. Our health service offers generous remuneration packages and employment benefits which include salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

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