Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Harm Reduction Practitioner

September 21st, 2022

Public Intoxication Response Trial Project

Fixed Term Part Time – up to 0.6EFT per fortnight until June 2023

About Dhelkaya Health

Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.

Dhelkaya Health delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.

Dhelkaya Health has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.

This Role

The AOD Harm Reduction Practitioner is responsible for providing safety and care to persons who are identified as being intoxicated or drug affected in public when that person’s behaviour poses a risk to themselves or the community.  The role provides both rostered and on-call outreach services.  Working with an AOD Registered Nurse, the program is designed to support clients by providing supervision, monitoring, and transport to a place of safety, therefore minimising possible harm associated with public intoxication

Culture and Benefits

Castlemaine and Maldon are located on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Mount Alexander Shire. The area is renowned for its creativity, history and as host to the Castlemaine State Festival. The shire is a short drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Combined with a wide range of sporting clubs and outdoor recreation opportunities, unique natural environment and historic goldfields, the community offers a rich diverse culture for all to enjoy.

  • Free on-site parking is available to all staff and visitors.
  • Salary Packaging/Salary Sacrificing
  • Fitness Passport is available to all staff members across Dhelkaya Health. You and your family can sign up to unlimited access to more than 120 gyms, pools and fitness facilities on your program!
  • Our Health and Wellbeing program; including access to a Social Worker, Pastoral Care Office, Prevention of Bullying & Harassment Officers, Physiotherapy services, vaccination programs and other health services as required.
  • The Dhelkaya Health Social Club brings staff from all areas of the hospital together in friendly and casual environment, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year

Dhelkaya Health values diversity and encourages individuals from all cultures and backgrounds to apply.

Further information is available from Purdy Buckle, Acting AOD Manager on 5479 1000

Applications close Friday 7th October 2022

To apply, please click here.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police check and compliance with Castlemaine Health Vaccination Policy.

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