Family Drug Support Australia
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FDS Positions Available

  • FDS is seeking a motivated Family Project officer to establish and expand the service in Victoria (primarily covering Melbourne and some Regional Areas), providing support to families affected by alcohol and other drugs. FDS is offering a 4-5 day (28-35hour) position, working flexible hours, to suit client family’s requirements.

    Applications close: Friday, 11th June, 2021 at COB

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  • FDS is seeking a motivated Family Project officer to establish and expand the service in New South Wales (primarily covering Sydney, Central Coast & Hunter), providing support to families affected by alcohol and other drugs. FDS is offering a fulltime (35hour) position, working flexible hours, to suit client family’s requirements.

    Applications close: Friday, 18th June, 2021 at COB

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  • FDS is seeking a motivated person to manage the key functions and infrastructure of FDS to support the ongoing operation, effectiveness, promotion and fundraising of FDS. Manage the smooth running of Head Office functions, reporting, compliance and the operational issues of Head Office and State based managers. Ensure the requirements of funding organisations and other key stakeholders are met.

    Applications close: Friday, 18th June, 2021 at COB

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  • Family Drug Support is seeking a Finance Officer with a minimum of 5 years accounts and payroll experience to work out of the Katoomba office. You must have experience using MYOB and preferably an understanding of Not for Profit Organisations. The offer is for 3-4 days per week (7hour days) and the pay rate is between $40 and $45 per hour, depending on skills/qualifications.

    Applications close: Friday, 18th June, 2021 at COB

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  • FDS is seeking a motivated Family Project officer to maintain and expand the service in Rockhampton (and surrounding areas), providing support to families affected by alcohol and other drugs. FDS is offering a full-time (35hour) position, working flexible hours, to suit client family’s requirements.

    Applications close: Friday, 30th June, 2021 at COB

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Items of Interest

Not My Family, Never My Child Book

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A practical handbook by Tony Trimingham for anyone who suspects (or knows) someone they care about is a drug user.

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Walking a Tightrope

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Alcohol and other drug use and violence: A guide for families

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Explanation of the Tight Rope Walker and Balance Pole Metaphor

When someone is confronted in a major crisis in their life, such as a breakdown of marriage or relationship, diagnosis of a serious illness, business collapse or loss of a job, or in particular realising they have a drug problem in the family.
 

Letter to Family and Friends

Someone you care about is drinking or using drugs. You can see many ways he/she is creating problems in his/her life and creating harm in yours.

Tough love has no place in the FDS model

There is often a debate on ‘tough love’ as an effective strategy for families dealing with alcohol and other drug issues. At FDS we believe that applying punitive strategies is not really effective and, in some cases, may lead to more problems than solutions.
 
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Language Matters!

At FDS we have always tried to avoid using negative labels such as junkie, druggie and addict which tend to shame and stigmatised people who use drugs and by association their families. We would rather use terms like substance user, people who use drugs, drug dependant etc.

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