Supported Accommodation Worker Primary Care Connect


  • Employment Type: Full Time Fixed Term until 08/09/2023
  • Hours: 75 hours per fortnight
  • Area: Greater Shepparton Region

Interviews will be held on the 3rd and 4th of October 2023.

Primary Care Connect is a local community health centre operating under the social model of health. We are a not-for-profit organisation that has continued to offer local, quality services focusing on a range of health and wellbeing matters for the past 30 years. We work to achieve this by providing inclusive community health care services of the highest quality. We work collaboratively with individuals and other stakeholders to identify, discuss, and resolve the complex issues affecting our community’s health and wellbeing.

To find out more about Primary Care Connect, please visit

Join Primary Care Connects Alcohol and Other Drugs team as the Supported Accommodation Worker!

About the Role

The Supported Accommodation Women’s Worker will provide sustained support to women who have undergone an alcohol and other drug program and/or women who require assistance in controlling their substance use who are transitioning into housing for a period of 3 to twelve months

The Worker will work with women and their children to provide;

  • Support to clients to acquire long term housing.
  • Support to clients attending appointments with housing providers such as Department of Families Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Beyond Housing and rental agencies.
  • Support to clients to live more independently.
  • Support to clients to apply and gain employment.
  • Support to develop life skills and adjust to living without drugs and alcohol.

This position reports to the Manager Alcohol and Other Drugs and works within the Alcohol and Other Drugs team, it is also expected that this position works within the larger Primary Care Connect team, and network with external organisations.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in AOD or Community Services or willing to undertake and complete Alcohol and Other Drug skill set training within 12 months of commencing employment.
  • Knowledge of the health and welfare sectors relevant to the AOD target group and issues surrounding women’s drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.
  • Demonstrated experience in completing assessments and treatment plans for clients in recovery or who are homeless.
  • Empathic understanding of the issues of – Substance users, Long-term homelessness, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, Persons possessing a co-existing intellectual disability of acquired brain injury, Persons possessing a mental illness, The justice system and Carers and families.
  • Ability to maintain client documentation including care plans, case notes and statistics.
  • Experience in researching, developing, implementation and evaluation of programs.
  • Ability to self-manage a complex workload, handle multiple tasks, prioritise and delegate where necessary to meet prescribed timeline with available resources.
  • Experience using technology to complete daily work tasks.
  • Professional and personal alignment with Primary Care Connect core values.

Benefits and Perks

Primary Care Connect provides a supportive workplace with staff who are committed and passionate about the community that we work in. Some of the many benefits of working with PCC include:

  • Professional Development
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • In house gym

All candidates who are interested in the position must include in their application the following; 

  • Cover letter including address to Key Selection Criteria
  • Resume with at least two professional references, or willingness to provide on request

Further information can be found by:

  1. Visiting our careers page: OR
  2. Contacting Debbie McDonald – Manager Alcohol and Other Drugs (03)5823 3200