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Penrith 1 Fulltime position & Windsor 0.6 part-time position

WHOS provides a range of alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment programs in NSW and Queensland. Information on the range of services provided by WHOS can be found at

WHOS Penrith and Windsor Day Programs have positions available for Aboriginal AOD workers.

  • Penrith Fulltime Aboriginal AOD Worker Identified - Aboriginal applicants only.
  • Windsor Parttime Aboriginal AOD Worker position - Aboriginal applicants only.

Key responsibilities for the positions are to provide the WHOS Day Program a range of services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clients in a culturally appropriate manner. This includes the use of WHOS assessment and care planning processes and group work materials. Training on the use of these will be provided.

The successful applicants will:

  • Address harmful AOD use as it relates to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Provide AOD assessment and referral, case management, one to one and group support.
  • Provide AOD information, education relapse prevention and harm reduction sessions in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Liaise with allied service providers, in particular Aboriginal service provide. Applicants must submit a resume and provide a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria below. Selection Criteria for both positions:
  • Qualifications or working towards achieving same in AOD, Community Services, Aboriginal Health Care or related fields
  • Experience working in AOD, mental health or a related field
  • Networking experience, particularly with Aboriginal specific service providers
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current driver's license and satisfactory driver declaration
  • Knowledge of AOD Harm Reduction approach
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal specific services, AOD and health services in the Penrith area

Being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


SCHADSI Award, based on qualifications and experience. Salary packaging is available.

Applicants must provide a current National Police Clearance Check.


Applications CloseMay 27, 2024
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Job CategoryPsychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job FieldAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Alcohol & Other Drugs
Employment BasisFull Time, Part Time
LocationWestern Sydney

How to Apply

Forward your application addressing the above criteria and resume via e-mail to Scott Hassett - Enquiries: 0438 913 156

Closing date 27 May 2024

We Help Ourselves (WHOS)

ContactScott Hassett
Phone number 0438 913 156
Email address