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AOD Peer Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 495312
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne North
Categories: Alcohol and Drugs

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-Time, Ongoing
  • Based at Uniting Regen sites Coburg and Preston

About the opportunity

The AOD Peer Support Worker supports Uniting clients in achieving seamless and AOD integrated treatment pathways by mentoring, offering support and a lived experience perspective of treatment services.

The role will work closely with program clinicians by providing practical assistance and support to help clients achieve their longer-term recovery goals. The lived experience aspect of the peer support worker will be vital to building trust and rapport with clients, supporting them with their treatment goals.

You can view the full position description here

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant qualification in a health and/or welfare related discipline or equivalent experience is desirable but not essential
  • Certificate IV in AOD or Alcohol and Other Drug core competencies (or must have willingness to complete the core competencies within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Demonstrated ability in effectively working with clients and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate, and positive manner.
  • Experience working in a similar role (or an AOD/MH support worker role) is desirable but not essential
  • An understanding of the appropriate services network for clients accessing AOD services

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Applications close

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Get in touch

Gene Rhodes – Consumer Team Leader

T: 03 9384 8882


About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us:

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.


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