We Help Ourselves (WHOS) Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker

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 www.whos.com.au.

WHOS Penrith and Windsor Day Programs have positions available for Aboriginal AOD workers.
• Penrith Fulltime Aboriginal AOD Worker Identified – Aboriginal applicants only.
• Windsor Part-time 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).

For more information and enquiries about this role contact Scott Hassett – scott.hassett@whos.com.au or 0438 913 156.

Forward your application addressing the above criteria and resume via e-mail to
Scott Hassett scott.hassett@whos.com.au. 

Closing date 27 May 2024