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    Family Drug Support

    Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia.
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QLD Rockhampton Family worker - position available

Family Drug Support

(FDS) is a caring, non-religious organisation which provides non-judgmental, non-directive support and information for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users across Australia. Since 1997, Family Drug Support has successfully provided programmes/services in this area.

FDS is seeking a motivated family worker to support an existing family worker and the Manager, to establish and expand the service in Central Queensland, providing support to families affected by Alcohol and other drugs. We are offering either a fulltime (35hour) or a part-time (21 or 28hours) position, working ‘flexible’ hours, “to suit family’s requirements”

Location of position: based in Brisbane covering Queensland (travelling where required, as directed by your Manager and/or CEO).

Key activities:
- Liaise with AOD services/workers and assist them to identify skills and capacities in working with families and carers of those in treatment that need enhancement.
- Help establish and run family support groups
- Deliver FDS’ Stepping Forward information sessions for families/workers
- Deliver FDS’ Stepping Stones to Success courses for families

Desirable qualifications:
- Experience in social work or Drug and alcohol services
- Experience in working with families
- Group counselling skills and experience
- Training experience

Essential skills
- Proven administration excellence
- Goals oriented and high level of organisation
- Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Proven experience in working with people experiencing alcohol and other drug-related difficulties and working
with AOD workers
- Commitment to personal and professional growth and development
- Participation in relevant workforce development activities
- Understanding of and commitment to Harm Minimisation, Social Justice and FDS’ model.
- Ability to promote FDS services through delivering information sessions and educational sessions
- Ability to undertake intra-and interstate travel and after-hours work (as required)
- Ability to meet targets and timelines for reporting
- Ability to work with FDS volunteers to support the delivery of this program
- Computer competency, including the use of Microsoft office products and Powerpoint.
- Unencumbered QLD driver’s licence. (This is a requirement of employment).
- Other requirements as directed by the Manager or CEO/Head office.

Training & Support

- FDS will provide full training and support.
Salary package of between $56k to $60k (pro-rata if part-time) to be negotiated - plus Superannuation (dependant on demonstrated skills and experience), with a $3000 regional allowance payment and an option to salary sacrifice. A mobile telephone, laptop computer and printer will be supplied for business purposes and dependant on offer, a company car may also be supplied for work use.
- An initial 12 month contracted period will be negotiated with the successful candidate, with the possibility of extension dependant on funding. There will be a 6-month probationary period.
FDS is proud to be an EEO employer. FDS supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

A Federal Criminal Records check will be conducted and a successful check is a requirement of on-going employment.

Applications close: 18/10/2019, COB

Please email an expression of interest and your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.