Job Details

Registered Nurse


WHOS Hunter


About the Opportunity

We Help Ourselves (WHOS) services located in NSW and QLD provide a range of programs for individuals who are seeking treatment for alcohol and other drug dependence.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Registered Nurse to join our multidisciplinary team at our Hunter Residential Service, in Cessnock.

This position will liaise with community agencies including local GP’s, mental health services and withdrawal management services to coordinate care for WHOS clients from admission to discharge.

WHOS is a leader in AOD services with 52 years of experience providing therapeutic programs aimed at reducing the harm caused by alcohol and other drug dependence, whilst incorporating harm reduction and co-existing mental health support.

We provide residential therapeutic programs known as therapeutic communities or TCs, as well as community-based day programs offering support and care, including harm reduction services. We hold dual accreditation through The Australian Council of Healthcare Standards and Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association To learn more please visit

What you’ll be doing

  • Provide low level withdrawal support for residents within a psychosocial setting
  • Provide mental health assessments for applicants and residents
  • Provide an initial health assessment for residents at admission
  • Manage residents medical appointments with local General Practitioners and other health agencies, including undertaking referrals
  • Resident medication management in partnership with our nominated pharmacy
  • Supervise self-administration of medications by residents

Why Join Us

  • You will be joining an organisation that delivers essential AOD services that make a difference to the individuals that access our services and to the communities in which they live.
  • Our team is engaged and supportive, and we work with compassion and a non-judgmental approach •
  • Monday to Friday dayshift only
  • Salary Packaging is available.


About you

  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Experience in or knowledge of mental health and/or drug and alcohol treatments
  • You must have the right to work in Australia and be willing to provide a current National Police Clearance
  • WHOS follows the NSW Government recommendations for COVID 19 vaccinations.

How to apply?

For further information please contact Jamie Young on 0457 111 344

Forward your application and resume to

Applications close: 27 Jun 2024

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