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Alcohol and other Drug Support Volunteer

  • Location: Richmond VIC
  • Category: Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Suitable for
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Commitment

    Regular - less than 6 months

  • Time Required

    4-8 hours per week during weekday (business hours)

  • Training

    On the job

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Please refer to Position Description

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement

    Travel reimbursement provided, with prior approval

AN APPLICATION FORM (VIA NRCH WEBSITE - UNDER 'JOIN US' - VOLUNTEERING) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ROLE DOES NOT INVOLVE DIRECT CLIENT CONTACT

The Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Program of NRCH's purpose is to reduce the harms associated with substance use in the community by employing a range of strategies with both the individual, the drug using community and the broader north Richmond community. The AOD Program utilises harm minimisation strategies and provides needle syringe equipment, AOD information, brief interventions and health promotion. It also works to support individuals enter the broader Alcohol and Drug service system.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the role of staff and the operations of the AOD Program.

AOD - Needle and Syringe Program

• Assist with packing and storing of needles/syringes and other injecting equipment for the for the Needle & Syringe Program. • Assist in refilling the Secure Dispensing Unit (SDU) when required. • Assist in maintaining needle and syringe stock levels. • Maintain client resource directory. • Participate in needle and syringe retrievals when required. • Record and document work as required.

AOD - General Duties

• Participate in program development and evaluation including data collation. • Participate in event planning. • Assist in development of resources including graphic design. • Assist in the distribution of donated food and other items. • Other general and administrative duties as requested.

Key Selection Criteria

Role Specific Competencies

• An understanding of harm minimisation policy, in particular harm reduction in relation to health and illicit drug use issues. • Able to follow direction and with an eye for detail. • Ability to multi-task, prioritise effectively and achieve quality outcomes alongside a dynamic AOD team. • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision. • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.

Qualifications / Registration

• Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs desirable. • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

A Position Description and Application form is accessible via NRCH website, under the'Join Us' section (scroll down). Successful Applicants will contacted for an Interview. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive team environment.


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