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They are looking for compassionate people who share their mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role, they invite you to review our current vacancies.
The Geelong Withdrawal Unit provides a residential medicated withdrawal service for those who are seeking to recover from alcohol and other drugs issues. Clients reside in the Unit during their episode of care and are provided with all meals and facilities. Clients can remain in the programme for a further 21 days (Stage 2) post their medicated withdrawal (Stage 1) to stabilise and plan for their recovery post-discharge.
Nursing staff are employed to cover the 24-hour period with clinical supervision provided by the Nursing Coordinator and Visiting Medical Officer (GP).
The Geelong Withdrawal Unit is currently seeking values-driven Casual Registered Nurses to provide nursing support and care for clients seeking to recover from alcohol and other drug issues.
You will successfully
- Ensure clients are fully aware of their treatment plan and inducted into the programme
- Provide clients with their withdrawal medication in a respectful fashion and in accordance with their medication chart
- Ensure clients are actively encouraged to participate in the programme
- Listen to clients and be involved in their recovery
- Monitor activities and clearly communicate at handover meetings
- Be professional, respectful and collaborative relationship is maintained with AOD Support staff
They have a number of casual positions available. The 12-bed Withdrawal Unit is in Corio.
You will have
- Degree or equivalent in Nursing and a current Div 1 certificate
- Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Competencies CHCAOD 2C, 6B, 8C, 9C AND 10A
- Clinical nursing and assessment skills and an understanding of professional nursing issues
- Practical experience in AOD sector service delivery, with an understanding of addictive behaviour and drugs, both illicit and licit
- A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential
- A current and valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
- Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia
What we offer
- As a registered not for profit organisation, you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
- Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
- Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
- An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.
Applicatoins close on 28.1.2022. Find out more. Click HERE.