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  • Make an impact - work closely with Aboriginal/and or Torres Strait Islander community!
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits.
  • 30.4 hours per week, part-time contract till June 2022 (with likelihood of extension).
  • Hourly rate $37.54 on SCHCADS Award 4.

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW considers that being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as authorised under section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).  (Only those who meet this occupational requirement are eligible to apply for this role.)

 The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who’s key values is to shape a more just and compassionate society

The Role 

Based in Armidale, this is a vital role for an Identified Case Worker to provide high-quality case management support, group work, and general drug/alcohol treatment to clients of Freeman House. You will work closely with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people accessing Freeman House programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide drug and alcohol case management and treatment support services to clients of Freeman House & associated programs in accordance with the Society and Freeman House policies and the Society’s AOD Model of Care.
  • Assist and support clients transitioning from withdrawal to internal and external services including residential rehabilitation, partnering treatment programs, and community organisations.
  • Provide direct strengths-based recovery-oriented support & Conduct psychosocial progress assessments in line with participants’ treatment stages
  • Work in partnership with other members of Freeman House staff including other Case Workers, Nurses, Counselors, and Support Workers in order to ensure quality client outcomes
  • Support and engage with participants within a culturally sensitive framework, including seeking out guidance and advice where needed.
  • Facilitate groups within the Freeman House group program schedule and maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required.

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • Be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and have experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
  • Minimum TAFE Certificate IV or currently undertaking tertiary study, in welfare or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing treatment approaches designed to support clients in their treatment journey.
  • Experience in managing a caseload and case planning, including with persons with complex needs (e.g. co-occurring drug and alcohol issues along with homelessness, mental health, contact with criminal justice system).
  • Ability to use sound/ethical judgment and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Basic computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection.
  • A valid NSW drivers’ licence.

If this sounds like you, apply now, as we are interviewing applications as they are received. Click here for the position description  & submit your application with a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirement.

If you have questions about this role, please email Oliver Olds (Acting Regional Manager - North West), quoting: Identified Case Worker: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander/VIN2540

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check*

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants. 


Reference No.VIN2540
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Job CategoryCare & Support Work
Job FieldAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment BasisPart Time, Contract
LocationNorthern Tablelands NSW

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How to Apply

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St Vincent de Paul NSW

ContactOliver Olds
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