Case Manager, Alcohol and Other Drugs (12-month vacancy) Drug and Alcohol Services Australia Ltd


12-month contract – with possible extension.

DASA has a 12-month vacancy for an experienced Case Manager to work at Aranda House Therapeutic Community in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Aranda House is a 20 bed residential rehabilitation program, with an additional 8 bed transitional program attached. The successful candidate will form part of a small team of Case Managers and will be committed, reliable and highly motivated.

The Key Responsibilities of the Case Manager are:

  • Developing, facilitating and participating in the community programs relating to relapse prevention, harm reduction, health promotion and wellbeing activities.
  • Developing and reviewing case management plans using a person-centred approach, in collaboration with residents and key stakeholders.
  • Maintaining accurate, timely and relevant client records.
  • Conducting Assessment, Intake & Exit of residents as required.
  • Role modelling healthy, pro-social behaviour through appropriate and respectful behaviour.
  • Encouraging, facilitating and supporting positive contact between residents and their families, friends, significant others, as well as other stakeholders relevant to the resident’s treatment journey.
  • Contributing to continuous quality improvement and a safe workplace.


  • Certificate IV / Diploma (or higher) in Community Services (AOD) or related field or substantial progress toward achieving this.
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAE) Desirable

Experience / Knowledge / Skills


  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to converse with a diverse range of residents and fellow staff in a non-judgemental and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Experience and confidence in facilitating therapeutic group sessions.
  • Knowledge of the harms caused by alcohol and other drug misuse.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Therapeutic Community model and the Community As Method approach.
  • Experience in conducting assessments with sensitivity and eliciting relevant and accurate information.
  • Experience in the development of  various case management plans, including risk management, relapse prevention, treatment, and exit plans.
  • Demonstrated Case Management experience, including brief intervention techniques, motivational interviewing and case noting.
  • The ability to work in a methodical and organised fashion while having appropriate boundaries with residents.

Special Conditions

  • A current and valid driver’s license
  • Ability to be ‘On-Call’ on a rotating roster basis
  • National Police Clearance required
  • Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance) required
  • Smoke Free working environment
  • All employees are required to submit to regular and random alcohol and drug testing by breath, urine and mouth swab analysis.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and a letter of no more than two pages outlining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Inquiries about the role can be directed to:

Jocelyn Dhu

Deputy CEO

0418 663 589

DASA encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are on Arrernte Country and acknowledge the Arrernte people as the traditional custodians of the land we work and live on.

DASA encourages and welcomes applications from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual + Community. You are all very welcome here.

Job Closes: Midnight Wednesday 20th September 2023.

DASA reserves the right to appoint a successful candidate to the position prior to the closing date.


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