AOD Youth Outreach Worker

Exciting Position working with youth who use alcohol and other drugs

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our AOD clinical team in a youth specific position as part of our Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Service here at WRAD Health. WRAD Health is a recognised leader in provision of comprehensive evidenced based services with a focus on helping people on their journey towards recovery.

Based in Warrnambool, this position provides alcohol and other drug interventions to people of the Great South Coast catchment:

The AOD Youth Outreach Worker will work with young people who are at risk due to their alcohol and drug use or experiencing problems related to their use

This position will provide clinical interventions to youth ranging from 12 – 25 years of age but also work as part of a multi-disciplinary team which provides a full range of AOD services including access to mental health supports.

An above award salary and includes provision of a salary packaging benefit, and 5.1 weeks annual leave, is available. Salary will be based on the skills and experience of the successful applicant and a generous relocation package is available.

Position Overview:

  • This role promotes best practice outcomes for clients between ages of 12-25 and includes outreach as a core component of the role.
  • The position works as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering a highly professional AOD service.
  • Capacity building and growth of the team is something WRAD Health pride itself on and team work is an expectation in this position.


  • A relevant health related tertiary qualification is desired.
  • A Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in youth work either in AOD or related fields to a diverse client group.

WRAD values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our work.  We actively seek to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with disabilities, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, younger people, older people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions.

Contact WRAD and ask for the Operations Manager on  55 645 777 to obtain a position description.

Applications to be made in writing to Geoff Soma, Director, WRAD Centre, 172 Merri Street, Warrnambool 3280, or  Applications close 5pm Friday 19th May 2023.


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Our Vision & Values

WRAD HEALTH’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of those in the South Western Region of Victoria affected by Addictive behaviours and to promote optimal enjoyment of life.

WRAD HEALTH seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.

The philosophy of harm minimisation underpins the delivery of all programs offered by WRAD HEALTH. This principle recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society. Harm minimisation offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.


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