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.
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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close 9 December 2022