The Great South Coast Drug Treatment Consortium with the Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre as the lead agency has a vacancy for a full-time Group Facilitator.
The Facilitator will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a targeted service provision.
Position Overview:
The purpose of this position is to support the development and delivery of evidence-based individual and group therapeutic intervention intended to
• Provide a range of interventions including groups to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful alcohol and drug use.
• Assist participants to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use.
• To provide non-residential treatment interventions to support clients.
• Provide support and linking to external services.
• A relevant tertiary qualification is desired.
• A minimum Certificate IV Community Services (Alcohol and other Drugs) or equivalent is necessary. If you do not have Certificate IV Alcohol and Drugs training can be arranged as part of employment conditions.
• An attractive salary including salary packaging benefit is available for this position and will be based on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The salary will be aligned with the Health Professional and other Support Services award.
CONTACT: 1300 009 723 to obtain a job description.
APPLICATIONS to be in writing and forwarded to Geoff Soma, Director, WRAD Centre, 172 Merri Street, Warrnambool 3280 or email to by 5th April, 2017

Sliding Doors Non Residential Rehabilitation Program
Position Description

Position Title Program Group Facilitator and clinical support worker
Program Non Residential rehabilitation program
Status Full time
Tenure end 30th June, 2019 and subject to 6 month Probation period.
Reports to Program coordinator and Operations Manager WRAD
Location Warrnambool
Classification Heath Professional and Support services Award.
Date March 2017


The purpose of this position is to support the development and delivery of evidence based individual and group therapeutic interventions intended to:

• Provide behaviour changing interventions to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful alcohol and drug use;
• Assist participants to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use; and
• Assist participants to avoid and better manage relapse.
• To provide participants with a variety of skill base interventions designed to support their recovery.
• Engage in collaborating external service partnerships to develop and maintain off-site skill building opportunities.



• Provide high quality best practice interventions.
• Facilitate program information group sessions for clients expressing interest in attending the program.
• Ensure that clients on a waitlist have Interim Support Plans to help clients avoid and better manage relapse.
• Work with clients to develop, implement and review their individual treatment goals including discharge plans.
• Collaborate with existing service providers and facilitate referrals to other services if indicated.
• Facilitate a range of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the application of Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
• Provide support and information for families and carers.


• Promote client participation in formal internal and external evaluation activities.


• Maintain file records, data collection processes and reporting as required.
• Contribute to the achievement of quality improvement, both in terms of individual and program performance by encouraging an environment where high quality work is achieved and supported by the adherence to/development of quality systems documentation
• Adhere to and keep informed of all relevant legislative compliance requirements, and report any perceived breaches, risks, hazards, incidents and complaints to line Manager or other appropriate person.
• Undertake other duties as directed by the coordinator.


Whilst executing the key responsibilities you are expected to demonstrate the following attitudes and behaviours:

• Understanding of the philosophy of harm minimisation.
• Teamwork & Collaboration: Work effectively with team members and work groups to accomplish organisational and team goals; respect the needs and contribution of others.
• Innovation: Generate creative solutions, be proactive and a self-starter, seize opportunities and act upon them, to achieve better outcomes for our agency, clients and stakeholders.
• Creativity and Flexibility: Be adaptable, receptive to new ideas, respond and adjust easily to changing work demands and circumstances.
• Life-long learning: Recognise that ongoing professional development and skill enhancement is necessary in order to contribute to the growth of knowledge within the agency.
• Communication: Effectively express ideas in individual and group situations, adjusting language or terminology to the needs of the audience.
• Health & Safety: Carry out tasks with an awareness of Health and Safety concerning self, others and their environment.


• Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
• Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
• Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).

• Experience working with AOD or dual diagnosis clients preferred.
• Demonstrated Knowledge and some experience with case formulation, development of Individual Treatment Plans and discharge planning.
• Capacity to facilitate a range of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, including group interventions for families and significant others.
• Capacity to develop collaborative and productive working relationships with intra and inter service providers and stakeholders.
• Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
• Capacity to maintain file records and data collection processes as required.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
• Current Driver’s License.


• Employees must be willing and able to travel within local area during the course of fulfilling the duties of their position and all employees are required to undergo a police check and those in clinical positions a working with children check. Any offer of employment is subject to the result of these checks.
• Employees in clinical positions are required to maintain up to date first aid and CPR training.
• Employees are required to familiarise themselves with and abide by WRAD policies, procedures, guidelines, operating manuals and relevant legislative compliance requirements.
• Employees are subject to the terms and conditions as per the relevant WRAD Collective Agreement.
• WRAD is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.


WRAD is a leading alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment service and lead agency in the great south coast drug treatment Consortium.
WRAD is an accredited alcohol and drug service as well as an accredited medical practice.
The WRAD Centre began over 30 years ago, determined to provide better services for people with alcohol and drug problems in south-west Victoria.

WRAD has since broadened its base to address a large number of related needs presented by the client group. This has covered physical, psychological and mental health issues and has resulted in a more holistic approach to treatment overall.

WRAD is recognised as a specialist service different from other community-based agencies as it has General Practice Medical Clinic and is combined with counseling and care recovery and co-ordination services.

WRAD employs a staff team of 25 and is funded by the Victorian and Australian Government.
Fee for services and fundraising helps fill the gaps required to operate the service.

Applications to be in writing and forwarded to

Geoff Soma
WRAD Centre
172 Merri Street, Warrnambool, 3280

or Email to by 5th April, 2017