Support Coordinator- AOD Ruah Community Services


Ruah aims to promote measures to achieve equality. Section 51 of the Equal opportunity Act applies to this role.

Our mission is open hearts and bold strides. 

Ruah are seeking an AOD Support Coordinator to join Family Services on a full-time, permanent basis. Hours of work are 38 hours per week between the hours of 8am – 6pm. 

The Support Coordinator position is at the forefront of the organisation in providing client facing recovery support interventions. Supported by the Team Lead, you will play an important role in improving the health and social wellbeing, housing, quality of life for clients, maximising self-management, independence, and participation in the community.

This position is responsible for providing assessments, interventions (including crisis interventions) and recovery support interventions to Aboriginal women who are escaping family violence, homelessness, or other life crisis accommodated at Kambarang Place Aboriginal Women’s Service. The speciality area for this role is to provide AOD support to clients.

This position operates across the Perth Metro area and while the position will have a Kambarang office location you may be based at any of Ruah’s offices at any time. 

The ideal candidate will develop and facilitate AOD groups and one on one sessions with an emphasis on developing and delivering education and training to clients, harm minimisation and relapse prevention. Experience in group facilitation and delivering training is crucial for this position. They will also have a understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal history and culture and the impact of this on the women we support.

At Ruah we work as one Ruah to support vulnerable clients to make a positive change. We need compassionate, experienced and trauma informed employees to drive our missions and values.

Who are we looking for? 

It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Relevant qualifications in a related discipline at degree, diploma, or certificate level/less formal qualification with work or lived experience to perform sufficiently at this level/or demonstrated work experience at the level.
  • Personal goal planning skills that contribute to the achievement of client goals in line with the Model of Care.
  • Skills in reflective practice and highly developed report writing using analytical reasoning.
  • Ability to support, mentor and work alongside supporting staff members.
  • Advanced computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and client reporting system.
  • Ability to engage and maintain professional relationships with clients, and their wider formal and informal supports, with multiple needs and challenges.
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex issues facing people who experience chaotic life circumstances such as homelessness, AOD use, family/domestic violence and mental health issues.
  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, mission, core values and the guiding principles of the organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture.

Please apply if you have demonstrated understanding of complex issues facing women experiencing crisis life circumstances as a result of family/domestic violence. 

Required Compliance Documents

  • Current drivers’ license
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate

Candidate Notice: Ruah works with vulnerable clients in a range of health/hospital, public access, and client home locations. As a result, employees are required to have certain immunisations, including for COVID-19 even in the absence of public health orders. The is important for both client and staff health and safety controls. An applicant and/or new employee will be required to provide evidence of their immunisation status in accordance with Ruah’s Immunisation Procedure – a copy of which can be provided upon request. 

To apply please submit a one page expression of interest outlining your experience and why you would be suitable role, and a copy of your current CV.

Closing date: COB Wednesday, 27 September 2023. If the suitable candidate is successful prior to this date the ad will close early.

We are building a workplace where difference is embraced and encouraged – and to do this, we  need people on our team who are representative of the clients we work with, who are passionate about change and courageous enough to stand up for what is right. 

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs. 



Ruah Community Services

Job Salary

Full time