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Aboriginal alcohol and other drugs worker

WHOS Sydney


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
WHOS Hawkesbury Region Day Program, located at Windsor, has a part position available for an Aboriginal AOD Worker, three days per week.

This position is available to Aboriginal identified applicants only.


Key responsibilities for the position are to provide the WHOS Day Program range of services to clients in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner.
This includes the use of WHOS assessment and care planning tools, and group work materials. Training on the use of these will be provided.
The successful applicant will be skilled in:
  • Addressing harmful AOD use as it relates to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people 
  • AOD assessment and referral, case management, one to one support and groupwork 
  • Providing AOD information and education sessions in a culturally appropriate manner 
  • Liaison with allied service providers, in particular Aboriginal service providers 
  • The use of electronic client file and data management systems

Applicants must submit a resume and provide a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria below.

Selection Criteria:
  • Being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. 
  • Qualifications in AOD, Community Services, Aboriginal Primary Health Care or related fields 
  • Experience working in AOD, mental health or a related field 
  • Networking experience, including links 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 Hawkesbury region 
  • Applicants must provide a current National Police Clearance Check.

How to apply?

Forward your application addressing the above criteria and resume via e-mail to
Molly Phelan -
Enquiries: 0438 913 156

Applications close: 18 Dec 2023

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