About BDAC

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative provides a range of health, wellbeing and family and community services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community living on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.  

The Position

The AOD support worker will provide clients with confidential addictions education and support to individuals, families and the community and for promoting healthy lifestyles and healthy choices.

Deliver an appropriate range of drug and alcohol treatment programs to meet legislative requirements and health service agreements negotiated with the Department of Human Services.

What we are offering

  • $32.54 per hour
  • Full Time 38hrs p/w
  • Ongoing Contract
  • Access to Salary Packaging 
  • 10% superannuation + further benefits

Some of the Key Responsibilities

Support, Advocacy and Referral for Clients

  • Complete episodes of care with clients
  • Maintain a client load of up to 25 clients including a caseload of forensic clients
  • Accept referrals from individuals, families, and agencies in the community
  • Ensure that you are available to support the clients with these appointments if requested
  • Ensure that the support agencies are supporting the needs of the client
  • Work with the Program Manager of Wellbeing and the Wellbeing team to identify clients who fall through service gaps and are hardest to engage
  • Ensure legislation, standards and guidelines are being followed and maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations, and referrals.
  • Advocate and refer clients to relevant support services

Your skills and experience

  • Knowledge of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of the causes and effects of drugs and alcohol and addictions on individuals, families and communities
  • Qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs or equivalent (AOD skills set)
  • Extensive knowledge of local service providers referral pathways
  • Forensic client experience
  • Experience working within the AOD or Mental Health sector

*If you don’t meet these requirements but strongly believe and are able to demonstrate you have the knowledge and capacity to fulfill this role, please contact us

How to Apply

If this role like the role for you then click on the link below and apply by attaching your CV and a cover letter detailing how you suit the role by the application closing date, at 5pm on the 25th May, 2022.

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

You must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at BDAC. 

For more information about this position please see the Position Description or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected] 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.