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Support Coordinator (Cranbourne - part time)

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Our purpose is to empower people through life-changing services, wraparound support, and pathways. TaskForce plays an important role across communities in south east, whether helping individuals and families due to challenges with alcohol and other drugs or family violence, or enabling people through education, training, and employment. Operating for 50 years, we aim to help realise the potential of every client, through achieving outcomes and working towards healthier lives, relationships, and communities.

ABOUT RESETLIFE

ResetLife is an evidence-based Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment program based on the Matrix Treatment Model. It involves 16 weeks of structured intensive outpatient treatment, followed by 36 weeks of continuing care. During the intensive phase, clients attend group sessions three days per week as well as periodic individual sessions. The program consists of:

  • Individual Sessions
  • Early Recovery Skills Groups
  • Relapse Prevention Groups
  • Family Education Groups
  • Continuing Care Social Support Groups

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Peer Support Coordinator will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and deliver the intensive outpatient treatment service to individuals experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drug use. The Support Coordinator will act as a co-leader to the primary therapist in the initial stages of program implementation. Acting as co-leader in ERS and RP groups, the peer support coordinator will help translate material into real-life situations. The role is part-time, 22.8 hours (3 days) per week.  Please click here for a position description. Applications close 9 December 2022

ABOUT YOU

The successful applicant must have lived experience but be advanced in their own recovery with at least 12 months of sobriety. You will have genuine empathy for those whose lives have been affected by problematic alcohol and other drug use/ and or mental health disorders.

WHY JOIN US?

When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a range of great benefits, including access to salary packaging of up to $15,900 per year with an additional $2,650 for meals and entertainment. Our teams are offered regular training and professional development opportunities and everyone has confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program. We work hard to ensure that all new team members feel welcome and supported with a comprehensive onboarding program and regular supervision.

We are an inclusive workplace that is committed to embracing diversity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Behaviour Change Program (BCP) Facilitator

A little about us

Our purpose is to empower people through life-changing services, wraparound support, and pathways. TaskForce Agency plays an important role across communities in south east, whether helping individuals and families due to challenges with alcohol and other drugs or family violence, or enabling people through education, training, and employment. Operating for 50 years, we aim to help realise the potential of every client, through achieving outcomes and working towards healthier lives, relationships, and communities.

Our values are:

  • We start with care | We are here to meet participants where they are at, to support, empower and respect them and each other in the work we do. We commit to behaviours that demonstrate our care and compassion, bringing out the best in everyone in every interaction.
  • We always listen | We are here to listen, to think of the whole of a person in every connection. We commit to listening, learning, responding, and adapting to the needs of our clients, our staff, and our partners.
  • We are non-judgmental | We are here to help everyone belong; to realise their potential. We commit to supporting every person who walks through our doors or engages our services without judgment.
  • We are continuously learning | We are here to learn, innovate and bring the highest quality of service to our participants. We commit to seeking out and sharing knowledge within and beyond our sector and from our communities, not standing still in our models of care and program offers.

About the program

TaskForce is a leading provider of Driver Education Programs in Victoria and has been assisting people to restore their licences through the provision of both Drink and Drug Drive Education Programs for the past 3 years.

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program Services will involve the delivery of up to three programs for clients:

  • Victorian Drink Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Drug Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Intensive Drink and Drug Driver program (10 – 12 hours)

The first two programs are primarily based on cognitive behavioural and motivational approaches and include some education.  Each of the programs includes screening and assessment for alcohol and other drug dependency and where appropriate assertive referral to treatment services.  The more intensive program is delivered over three weeks and is for more serious driving offences.

About the role

TaskForce now has exciting opportunities for accredited Facilitators to facilitate the BCP Program across various locations.  The role of the Facilitator is just to facilitate the program, all other duties are looked after by our intake team!  So come and join our client-centred teams, training is based at various sites across South East Melbourne. Reporting to the Program Manager, your responsibilities include delivering specific Behaviour Change group programs to men and women to assist them to restore their licences.

About you

You will be a current fully accredited Facilitator with Vic Roads and ideally an experienced Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles.  You will be skilled in the use of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.  Experience running therapeutic groups will be highly regarded.

Mandatory skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Full accreditation by VicRoads to deliver all the VicRoads Drink and Drug Drive  Behaviour Change Programs offered
  • at least 2 years’ experience working with mandated clients and behavioral change interventions with a reputable drug and alcohol treatment provider;
  • experience facilitating groups with mandated clients;
  • at least Bachelor level qualifications in psychology, social work, health, human services or a related discipline; and
  • Certificate IV in AOD.

Naturally you will have a genuine passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.

What we can offer

When you join our team, you will be offered regular training and professional development opportunities, and everyone has confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program. We work hard to ensure that all new team members feel welcome and supported with a comprehensive onboarding program and regular supervision.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming work environment
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements to suit your personal circumstances
  • Access to generous salary packaging, which allows you to save on tax and increase your overall take home pay
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular clinical and peer supervision opportunities
  • Hybrid work arrangements with a blend of office based and remote work for some roles

Next Steps 

Access the position description here

We are an inclusive workplace that is committed to celebrating diversity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people from LGBTIQ+ communities. People with disability can request reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process.

Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be forwarded to jobs@taskforce.org.au. Applications close 9 December 2022

Youth and Family Outreach Clinician (Cranbourne)

A little about us

Our purpose is to empower people through life-changing services, wraparound support, and pathways. TaskForce Agency plays an important role across communities in south east, whether helping individuals and families due to challenges with alcohol and other drugs or family violence, or enabling people through education, training, and employment. Operating for 50 years, we aim to help realise the potential of every client, through achieving outcomes and working towards healthier lives, relationships, and communities.

Our values are:

  • We start with care | We are here to meet participants where they are at, to support, empower and respect them and each other in the work we do. We commit to behaviours that demonstrate our care and compassion, bringing out the best in everyone in every interaction.
  • We always listen | We are here to listen, to think of the whole of a person in every connection. We commit to listening, learning, responding, and adapting to the needs of our clients, our staff, and our partners.
  • We are non-judgmental | We are here to help everyone belong; to realise their potential. We commit to supporting every person who walks through our doors or engages our services without judgment.
  • We are continuously learning | We are here to learn, innovate and bring the highest quality of service to our participants. We commit to seeking out and sharing knowledge within and beyond our sector and from our communities, not standing still in our models of care and program offers.

About the role

The Youth & Family Outreach Clinician will provide non-judgmental support and outreach to young people and their families in an environment that is accessible, non-threatening and safe. The client group are young people aged 10-25 with complex support needs which may include; drug and alcohol use, ill mental health, school disengagement, criminal activity and family conflict. The Youth & Family Worker will provide intensive therapeutic case work to young people, including family work. The principle of harm minimisation is fundamental to the approach and aligns firmly with TaskForce model of care.

About you

You will have at least 3 years of experience in provision of counselling or case management services to young people. You will have knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles. Experience engaging and supporting families to meet the needs/goals of the young person is essential.

You will have a passion for working with youth and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will be a proactive and engaging worker with a qualification in youth work, social work, psychology, or a relevant discipline.

What we can offer

When you join our team, you will be offered regular training and professional development opportunities, and everyone has confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program. We work hard to ensure that all new team members feel welcome and supported with a comprehensive onboarding program and regular supervision.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming work environment
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements to suit your personal circumstances
  • Access to generous salary packaging, which allows you to save on tax and increase your overall take-home pay
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular clinical and peer supervision opportunities

Next Steps 

A position description can be requested from HR by emailing Katef@taskforce.org.au

We are an inclusive workplace that is committed to celebrating diversity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people from LGBTIQ+ communities. People with disability can request reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process.

Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be forwarded to jobs@taskforce.org.au. Applications close on 9 December 2022

AOD Counsellor (Bentleigh)

A little about us

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk-taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

Our purpose is to empower people through life-changing services, wraparound support, and pathways. TaskForce plays an important role across communities in south east, whether helping individuals and families due to challenges with alcohol and other drugs or family violence, or enabling people through education, training, and employment. Operating for 50 years, we aim to help realise the potential of every client, through achieving outcomes and working towards healthier lives, relationships, and communities.

Our values are:

  • We start with care | We are here to meet participants where they are at, to support, empower and respect them and each other in the work we do. We commit to behaviours that demonstrate our care and compassion, bringing out the best in everyone in every interaction.
  • We always listen | We are here to listen, to think of the whole of a person in every connection. We commit to listening, learning, responding, and adapting to the needs of our clients, our staff, and our partners.
  • We are non-judgmental | We are here to help everyone belong; to realise their potential. We commit to supporting every person who walks through our doors or engages our services without judgment.
  • We are continuously learning | We are here to learn, innovate and bring the highest quality of service to our participants. We commit to seeking out and sharing knowledge within and beyond our sector and from our communities, not standing still in our models of care and program offers.

About the role

TaskForce now has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time AOD Counsellor to join this client-centred team, based in Bentleigh. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD-related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus – with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

About you

You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have at least 3 years of experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles.  You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.  Ideally, you will have qualifications in psychology, counselling, health or welfare, social work or nursing and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

What we can offer

When you join our team, you will be offered regular training and professional development opportunities, and everyone has confidential access to our Employee Assistance Program. We work hard to ensure that all new team members feel welcome and supported with a comprehensive onboarding program and regular supervision.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming work environment
  • Opportunities for flexible working arrangements to suit your personal circumstances
  • Access to generous salary packaging, which allows you to save on tax and increase your overall take-home pay
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular clinical and peer supervision opportunities

Next Steps 

See the full position description here

We are an inclusive workplace that is committed to celebrating diversity. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and people from LGBTIQ+ communities. People with disability can request reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process.

Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be forwarded to jobs@taskforce.org.au. Applications close on 9 December 2022