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WHOS® (We Help Ourselves) – Newcastle

WHOS® (We Help Ourselves) programs and services are based in NSW and QLD and cater for  individuals who are experiencing difficulties with substance use dependence. Further information can  be accessed at - 

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated staff member to join WHOS multidisciplinary team at our Newcastle Day Program to work with clients seeking community-based  support. 

About the Role – What you will be doing 

  • Providing extensive AOD assessments, and referrals 
  • Undertaking case management and goal setting 
  • Facilitation of treatment groups. 
  • Maintain data entry and collection of AOD outcome measures. 
  • Ensure compliance with internal policy and procedure, clinical governance, and contractual  requirements in relation to service delivery. 
  • Attend practise supervision and external in services. 


  • Doing work that matters for one of Australia’s recognised leading NGO - AOD organisations. Ongoing training and development with interactive E Learning platform and external training  opportunities 
  • New office space close to Newcastle transport that is technologically furbished. Small supportive team  
  • Remuneration is negotiable based on experience and qualifications SCHADSI level 4. Salary Sacrificing Benefit Card  
  • Monday to Friday day work – 4 days negotiable 


Please note, to apply for this position you must have the right to work in Australia and be willing to  provide a current National Police Clearance. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply


Applications CloseJuly 22, 2024
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Job CategoryPsychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job FieldAlcohol & Other Drugs
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationNewcastle & Hunter

Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Science or Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) /Mental Health or related  fields
  2. Experience working in the AOD/Mental Health field
  3. Experience in assessment and referral of clients with multiple complex needs with mental health  and AOD dependence
  4. Knowledge of Harm Reduction approaches with AOD target groups.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to negotiate and develop referral pathways with allied services.
  6. Advanced case management skills.
  7. Effective liaison, communication, and networking development skills
  8. Competent in computer skills and documentation in client electronic files
  9. First Aid Certificate 

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please send a CV with a cover letter addressing the criteria  to:

Jamie Young – WHOS Hunter Region Manager

By email or for further enquiries 0457 111 344

Applications close: Monday 22nd July 2024

We Help Ourselves (WHOS)

ContactJamie Young – WHOS Hunter Region Manager 
Phone number 0457 111 344
Email address