Case Worker / Group Facilitator (Part Time) Drug ARM


Position Overview

The Case Worker primary role will be group facilitation and they will be required facilitate (and/or co-facilitate) a range of psycho-education group sessions to persons in custody or under community supervision to address substance use and related issues. The groups will consist of, short and low intensity groups, moderate intensity groups, and high intensity group programs. 

They will be required to engage with program participants to assist in the development of rapport and to establish agreed individual outcomes for the participant. QCS Case Workers will be responsible for participant enrolment paperwork (manual) and all electronic reporting in relation to engaging in the intervention and group participation (including case notes). Pre and post testing may be conducted with participants to gauge their level of knowledge regarding program content and for short, low and moderate programs will align to the intensity of the program being offered. For higher intensity programs completing a psychological assessment as required.

Position Responsibilities

Responsible for operating within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Drug Strategy (2014-19) and the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service Delivery Framework 2015 (and subsequent revisions of these documents)

Drug ARM Case Workers; 

  • recognise the spectrum of substance use and stages of change
  • work with clients across all stages of substance use
  • respond to the full range of psychoactive substances available (including alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drug use, pharmaceutical drug misuse, emerging synthetics, poly drug use)
  • consider the support needs of the client and their family, including dependent children.
  • respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly
  • Will always be sensitive around the issues of trauma and the risk of re-traumatisation 

Core components of the role will include engagement and pre and post testing assessment, group dynamics and facilitation, a knowledge of brief interventions, counselling using endorsed therapeutic approached, harm reduction education and information, and possible referral options to other services.
*Please note that it is a requirement for this role to have your own transport and be able to travel to Gatton 

Please contact Katie Farmer for a copy of the full application-pack [email protected]