We Help Ourselves (WHOS) Community Service Worker – Residential Programs

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.

Our Lilyfield campus includes two residential services for clients on opioid substitution treatment (OST):
• OSTAR (Opioid Substitution to Abstinence Residential) – for individuals whose goal is OST
• RTOD (Residential Treatment for Opioid Dependence) – for individuals whose goal is OST
Both OSTAR & RTOD are residential treatment services based on the Therapeutic Community model
(where the residents themselves, through self-help and mutual support, are the catalysts for
personal change).

WHOS is looking for part-time and casual Community Service Workers to join our OST residential
programs. The roles involve:
a) assessment, referral, and education,
b) supervising and supporting clients in a residential setting,
c) implementing a structured daily program (which includes facilitating groups),
d) conducting therapeutic interventions.

To be considered, applicants MUST:
• submit a copy of their resume,
• provide a cover letter that responds to the selection criteria below, and
• indicate their preferences for part-time or casual roles.

Essential Criteria:
1. Certificate IV or higher in community services, AOD, mental health (or similar).
2. Experience working with clients that have AOD use disorders and/or associated issues.
3. Knowledge and understanding of harm reduction strategies.
4. Ability to work shiftwork, particularly afternoon/evening shifts (and, if required, weekend
5. Up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and able to provide acceptable proof of vaccination

Desirable Criteria:
6. Experience in facilitating groups.
7. Experience in residential treatment centres.
8. Knowledge of opioid substitution treatment.

• Remuneration – SCHADSI Award Level 4
• Salary packaging is available

Contact the Manager for more information about these roles (nick.gouliaditis@whos.com.au) – 02 8572 7461.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Please note applicants must
also have the right to work in Australia and be willing to provide a current National Police
Clearance Check.

Please forward your application addressing the position criteria, and your resume, to the Manager of OSTAR & RTOD (nick.gouliaditis@whos.com.au).

Applications close: 31 May 2024