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Youth Drug and Alcohol Counsellor / Project Worker

CORE Community Services Ltd

Applications Closing: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 17:00
  • Exciting opportunity to plan and deliver a range of programs
  • Full time position based in Cabramatta

The position will be responsible for the planning and delivery of a range of programs including counselling and casework support which aims to provide early intervention and prevention young people, families and communities.

Responsibilities include

  • Consult with stakeholders to develop and implement alcohol and other drugs early intervention and prevention programs
  • Promote and market programs and activities to ensure young people, parents and the community have the opportunity to participate
  • Develop appropriate workshops and programs to build client and community’s awareness about alcohol and other drugs and access and to relevant services
  • Provide alcohol and other drug counselling and support to individuals, families and groups in the community
  • Provide casework support, counselling and group counselling as requested
  • Accept referrals from individuals, families and agencies as well as referring clients to other agencies
  • Advocate for clients to participate and connect with community resources, services and information
  • Undertake outreach to different services and organisations to provide workshops and programs about alcohol and other drugs, health and wellbeing
  • Attend festivals and special events to promote awareness of programs to clients and communities
  • Coordinate and implement camps and activities/excursions to provide community development and capacity building activities
Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: South West Sydney
About us

CORE Community Services (CCS) - we are a not-for-profit community organisation which has been operating in South West Sydney for almost 40 years. We deliver a wide range of services, activities and programs across five key service areas - Children's Services, Youth Services, Multicultural Communities, Aged and Disability Care and Community Engagement.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive experience in this area and in related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience working with young people 12 to 25 years and families and extensive experience working in D&A capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients and communities.
  • An understanding of the issues affecting young people and the community in relation to AOD misuse, early intervention and prevention and harm minimisation strategies.
  • Counselling/Case Work Experience
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in needs identification, project development and project management
  • Ability to liaise with a broad range of Government and non-government organisations including community and government agencies, as well as local schools, counsellors and other Health Services
  • An understanding of child protection issues and relevant legislation
  • Developed interpersonal, mediation and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated experience in needs identification, project development and project management
  • Current NSW drivers licence
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Current First aid and/or Youth Mental Health First aid
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to cultural diversity in casework practice and experience working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
How to apply

If this sounds like you please submit a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria, current resume and details of three professional referees to

Applications close 13 March 2018

You will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Check, NSW Working With Children Check, hold a NSW Driver’s License and have working rights in Australia.


Date posted: 27 February 2018

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