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May

Duty Officer

Blue Care - Australia,

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, passionate and highly capable Duty Officer to join the team at our Stagpole Street Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit Townsville on a casual basis.

  • Casual position - Flexible working hours (night shift)
  • $30.61 per hour + 9.5% Super + NFP Salary Packaging

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

In this role you will work within the policies and procedures of Pinangba to help people overcome substance abuse with the aim of assisting them to live more productive and fulfilling lives.

What you’ll need:

Essential:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Ability to prevent and manage violent situations in an appropriate manner.
  • Be able to work as a “night owl” from 11pm to 7am.
  • Knowledge of social health and cultural issues of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Sound written skills, including the ability to complete reporting requirements.
  • Ability to follow policy and procedures for the administration of medication to clients.
  • Teamwork skills (including the ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team).
  • Commitment to principles of Workplace Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination.
  • All Blue Care staff must satisfy the relevant probity checks required by legislation or policies.
  • Ability to work as a "Night Owl" - 11pm - 7am

Desirable:

  • Cert III Community Services

Key Responsibilities

  • To check the security of the centre every hour – includes a check on all access points and the entire perimeter of the complex.
  • Prevent and manage, where possible, any violent behaviour on premises.
  • Network and Liaise with other services to provide a service to people in need of assistance.
  • Where possible, consult with the service manager/team leader about decisions regarding any suspicions, or incidents if the service manager/ team leader is not available document and report these suspicions and incidents so the coordinator can deal with them appropriately.
  • Monitor DARU, where possible, to ensure that no residents or visitors bring contraband items on to the premises or come into the premises intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
  • Ensure the residents are following the rules of the centre and role model this behaviour
  • Provide support and assistance to clients in accordance with the DARU Policies and procedures when required
  • Report any maintenance issues to the line manager.
  • Complete documents and reporting requirements as per the DARU Policies and Procedures.
  • Advocate and provide support on behalf of clients who require assistance and provide basic counselling to residents.
  • Work as a team member of a multi-discipline team to support DARU residents in overcoming substance abuse.
  • Provide an afterhours service to telephone enquiries by potential residents and people interested in the DARU.
  • Assist with medication for residents as indicated in the medication record chart.
  • Respond to crisis situations appropriately, ringing police and or ambulance services when necessary, and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Attend staff meetings a least once a month and where attendance is not possible staff meeting minutes must be read and understood.
  • Network and Liaise with other services to provide a service to people in need of assistance.
    • Undertake other duties as required/directed as service needs change or grow (consistent with the above, within the scope of the position and any applicable Duties List and any other legal or industrial obligations).

Supporting you to support others.

We’ve been caring for Queenslander’s for over 65 years. Whether we’re on the road, in people’s homes or in our centres, everything our dedicated team of more than 8,000 people do is built on enabling independence, choice and freedom. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

• Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits

• Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance

• Employee assistance, health & wellness programs

• Values-based culture & rewards and recognition

• Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. Candidates will likely be contacted prior to the closing date.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

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