ABORIGINAL METROPOLITAN ICE PARTNERSHIP – PILOT
A new initiative in Metropolitan Melbourne has been announced, that aims to increase services and support in addressing growing ICE related issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and the community.
The Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership initiative is an 18 month pilot project that reflects a new partnership approach between Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Alcohol and Drug services.
This exciting initiative will focus on assertive outreach, alcohol and drug support and clinical interventions as well as better access to alcohol and drug services for Aboriginal people and families with ice and other alcohol and drug issues. There are nine positions in total being recruited to – including a Coordinator position based at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service as well as four Care and Recovery positions and four Counselling positions.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPPORT WORKER – CARE AND RECOVERY POSITION:
This role will provide culturally responsive support and advocacy for Aboriginal clients and their families in supporting improved access to alcohol and drug treatment in relation to ICE use. This will involve referral and support services for Aboriginal people (youth and adult) and will support integrated treatment and care pathways for clients with the highest needs.
These positions will be based in the following Aboriginal Community organisations:
Ngwala Willumbong Cooperative Ltd (1 position) – for a copy of the position description please see www.ngwala.org or contact Glenn Howard on 9510 3233 for information relating to the position
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (1 position) – for a copy of the position description please seewww.vacca.org or contact Siobhan Meechan on 9871 9000 for information relating to the position
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (2 positions for 2 Pilot sites) – for a copy of the position description please see www.vahs.org.au or contact Lesley Day on 9419 3000 for information relating to the positionALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELLING POSITION:
This position aims to reduce ICE related harms by providing an assessment as well as range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members to change harmful behaviours and to increase their capacity to effectively manage ICE related impacts including issues associated with addictions.
The role also links Aboriginal clients and their families to other appropriate services and supports the provision of holistic coordinated care according to the complexity of client and family needs within a recovery framework.
These positions will be based in the following community health services and alcohol and drug services:
Eastern Health (1 position) for a copy of the position description please see www.easternhealth.org.au or contact Gavin Foster on 9843 1288 for information relating to applying for the position
Monash Health (1 position) for a copy of the position description please see www.monashhealth.org or contact Debra Alexander on 9792 7618 for information relating to applying for the position
Odyssey House (1 position) for a copy of the position description please see www.odyssey.org.au or contact Neos Zavrou on 9420 7651 for information relating to the position
Uniting Care Re-Gen (1 position) for a copy of the position description please see www.regen.org.au or contact Brandon Jones on 9386 2876 for information relating to applying for the position