Social Worker Access Health The Salvation Army


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Why this role matters
Access Health operates within The Salvation Army’s Alcohol and Drug Services stream, Australia. Access Health provides accessible, responsive Primary Health Care that enhances the health and well-being for people who inject drugs, street sex work and/or experience homelessness. Access Health offers non-appointment based services that are free of cost and facilitates linkages to mainstream services. The program works in partnership with other health and support services to provide clinical and non-clinical health services and practical support.

The role you could play
We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to be the fist point of contact with people attending the Access Health Services in St Kilda. You will play a central function to the Access Health daily activities including: engaging service users, providing orientation, assessment, triage, information, referral and advocacy to people attending the service, managing the flow of service users through the program and coordinating activities and information to other Access Health professionals.

Responsibilities include

  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for all people attending services
  • Work in a manner consistent with trauma informed practice, harm reduction principles and with a good understanding of the social model of health
  • Conduct risk assessments and brief interventions
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and provide administrative support to other health professionals
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with internal and external stakeholders working towards the best possible outcomes for people using services
  • Oversee and lead specific portfolios identified by need such as, co-facilitation of drop in groups

This is a permanent part time position (15.2 hours per week). Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award Level 5.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Social Services or similar
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment preferably the health, AOD, homelessness and/or mental health sector
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Willingness to undergo a national police record and work eligibility check

Benefits working for The Salvation Army

  • We offer our eligible employees NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefit ($2,650)
  • Health, fitness, financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits;
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service;
  • Opportunity for career development;
  • Paid parental leave – 12 weeks
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to ‘volunteer’ in 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

Brigid Buick at [email protected]

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

About Us
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.