Case Worker - Day Rehab - Roma

Closing date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 17:00
Background 
 
Queensland Health is funding HOA Drug ARM to deliver an AOD non-residential rehabilitation treatment service that is ‘day based’, structured and intensive. It is delivered in a community setting without a residential (i.e. accommodation) component to clients 18 years and older who are experiencing moderate to severe substance dependence and require more intensive treatment than out client interventions provides. Including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and person from a linguistically diverse background.
 
Position Overview
 
The Case Worker will deliver a structured intensive, evidence informed, contemporary AOD day based program using psychosocial interventions that are evidence informed. Interventions typically will include individual and group counselling that address harmful substance use, and develop coping skills, relapse prevention, living skills (e.g. health and nutrition, financial management, interpersonal relationship skills) self-help and peer support and recreational activities. For aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, interventions may differ and be based on social emotional wellbeing and other culturally responsive models of care.
 
Position Responsibilities
 
The Case Worker will be responsible to operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Drug Strategy (2014-19) and the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service Delivery Framework 2015 (and subsequent revisions of these documents)
 
The case worker will;
  • Be informed by contemporary evidence based treatment services of people experiencing problematic AOD use.
  • Work with clients across all stages of substance use
  • Respond to the full range of psychoactive substances available (including alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drug use, pharmaceutical drug misuse, emerging synthetics, poly drug use)
  • Consider the support needs of the client and their family, including dependent children.
  • Be culturally appropriate and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples social and emotional needs and whole of health treatment frameworks
  • Respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly
  • Work with other relevant service providers and agencies as indicated in treatment planning to achieve client identified treatment goals
  • Flexibly meet clients’ and needs varying including ways to maximise participation such as outreach, and hours of operation.
 
Core components of the role will include intake, screening and assessment, treatment planning, brief interventions, counselling using endorsed therapeutic approached, harm reduction education and information, referral to other services, discharge planning and post-treatment support. Counselling may include group and individual sessions.