AOD Assessment Practitioner The Salvation Army


We are currently looking for a passionate and values-driven AOD Assessment Practitioner in Highgate!

The role you could play
In this role you will be providing comprehensive initial assessments to all clients accessing services through Alcohol and Other Drug Services Western Australia. The position will also be responsible for ensuring smooth referral pathways and co-facilitating in education groups as and when required.

In this role, your key responsibilities would be

  • Establish effective relationships are established with clients that encourage self-determination and participation
  • Ensure ongoing assessment is made of client’s issues, needs and circumstances from initial assessment through to entry into serviceAssist clients to access support services and establish community supports, and where needed, are assisted through advocacy with service providers
  • Identify risks to clients, staff and TSA and bring these to the attention of the Bridge House Manager as soon as possible
  • Identify service gaps are and make recommendations for service delivery improvements to the Bridge House Manage

This is a max-term (12 month contract), full-time position, located in Highgate, WA. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the SCHADS Level 5 Award.

What you will bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, AOD counselling, Psychology or related disciplines
  • A degree qualification is strongly preferred
  • Motivational interviewing training and experience
  • Clinical Handover experience
  • Knowledge and experience in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector is essential
  • Current WA Drivers licence

Benefits working with The Salvation Army

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits ($2650)
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate, and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.