AOD Outreach Worker Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited


  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-time, ongoing position based in Ballarat

About the opportunity

The AOD Outreach Worker will provide practical as well as therapeutic, supportive engagement for individuals and liaises with a wide range of Uniting AOD and MH and other collaborating services to ensure that, regardless of length of wait for residential withdrawal or rehabilitation treatment, the person remains engaged until the point of admission. Family engagement (where applicable) is a key component in managing expectations of treatment outcomes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health – Desired
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Familiarity with the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector, knowledge of the relationship with the Forensic AOD System and Central Intake Services.
  • Experience in developing individual treatment plans, post withdrawal and discharge planning.
  • Experience delivering group work.
  • Experience working with people with AOD and/or Mental Health issues.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the  position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Get in touch

For more information regarding the role, please reach out to Heather Humm, Team Leader – AOD on [email protected]

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.



Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

Job Salary

Full time