Job Details - NADA

Case worker

WHOS Hunter


Are you a Social Worker, Community Sector Worker or AOD/Mental Health Clinician experienced in working with complex needs clients with Mental Health and Substance Dependence? We are looking for a case worker to support complex needs clients before and after our residential Therapeutic Community (TC) programs.
WHOS® (We Help Ourselves) programs and services are based in NSW and QLD and cater for individuals who are experiencing difficulties with substance use dependence. Further information can be accessed at -

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated staff member to join WHOS multidisciplinary team at our Newcastle Day Program to work with complex needs clients seeking community based pre and post treatment support.

About the Role – What you will be doing.
  • Providing extensive AOD assessments, and referrals
  • Undertaking case management and goal setting
  • Facilitation of treatment groups.
  • Maintain data entry and collection of AOD outcome measures.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policy and procedure, clinical governance, and contractual requirements in relation to service delivery.
  • Attend practise supervision and external in services.
  • Doing work that matters for one of Australia’s recognised leading NGO - AOD organisations.
  • Ongoing training and development with interactive E Learning platform and external training opportunities
  • New office space close to Newcastle transport that is technologically furbished.
  • Small supportive team
  • Remuneration is negotiable based on experience and qualifications SCHADSI level 4.
  • Salary Sacrificing Benefit Card
  • Monday to Friday day work



Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Science or Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) /Mental Health or related fields
  • Experience working in the AOD/Mental Health field
  • Experience in assessment and referral of clients with multiple complex needs with mental health and AOD dependence 4) Knowledge of Harm Reduction approaches with AOD target groups.
  • Demonstrated capacity to negotiate and develop referral pathways with allied services.
  • Advanced case management skills.
  • Effective liaison, communication, and networking development skill
  • Competent in computer skills and documentation in client electronic files
  • First Aid Certificate
Please note, to apply for this position you must have the right to work in Australia and be willing to provide a current National Police Clearance.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

To be considered for this position please send a CV with a cover letter addressing the criteria to.
Jamie Young – WHOS Hunter Region Manager
By email or for further enquiries 0457 111 344
Applications close: Monday 18th December 2023

Applications close: 18 Dec 2023

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