Case Manager, Men’s Alternative to Custody Program Groote Eylandt (2 Vacancies) Drug and Alcohol Services Australia Ltd

JOB DESCRIPTION

12-month contract – with possible extension.

Opportunity to live on Groote Eylandt full time, or Fly in Fly Out (negotiable).

DASA has two 12-month vacancies for experienced Case Managers to work at the newly developed Marble Point Justice Camp on Groote Eylandt. 

We are Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), a non-profit organisation. We work with the Northern Territory Department of The Attorney-General & Justice to deliver upon the aims of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement. Taking a ‘whole person’ approach, we work with key stakeholders to provide alternatives to imprisonment that address the underlying causes of offending.

We aim in everything we do to be a place of healing, and as many of our clients are Aboriginal people, we ensure cultural understanding is at the forefront of all of our programs, and our interactions.

Working alongside the Anindilyakwa people, our stakeholders and funders, we ensure Aboriginal Territorians in contact with the justice system as offenders are treated fairly, respectfully and without discrimination. The program is a 32-bed rehabilitation facility designed as an alternative to incarceration for Aboriginal men, providing programs to help them with their substance use and underlying issues, and provide trauma-informed practice to support them with rehabilitation. This six-month program aims to help these men gain the tools needed to prevent recidivism and encourage their productive participation in their communities. 

We now have the exciting opportunity for two experienced Case Managers to work at the newly developed residential service on Groote Eylandt, working closely with the Anindilyakwa people on an initial 12-month Fixed-Term Contract.

The successful candidates 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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Essential:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the factors linked to the over-representation of Aboriginal people within the justice system
  • 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 Check 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.

The Benefits

  • Salary range $110,500 – $112, 700
  • Generous Salary Packaging to increase take home pay
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 4 x paid mental health days per year
  • Be a part of the DASA community
  • Flexibility to live and work on Eylandt, or be on a rotational FIFO roster

To Apply:

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

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED VIA SEEK

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. These vacancies are on Anindilyakwa Country and we acknowledge the Anindilyakwa people as the traditional custodians of the land we work and live on as part of this partnership.

DASA values and welcomes applications from people with Lived Experience of the justice system, mental health or AOD use.

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.

 

Please visit www.dasa.org.au to find out more about DASA. You can also find us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Drug and Alcohol Services Australia Ltd

Job Salary

Contract/Temp