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Youth Drug and Alcohol Worker
Brookvale and Naremburn, Sydney
  • Brookvale and Naremburn based
  • Permanent Part-time position (22.8 hours per week)
  • Access to excellent salary packaging benefits


About the program


Join our vibrant, faith-based agency providing innovative social care services to 14,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in the Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast.


We are seeking a Youth Drug & Alcohol Worker to join our Family and Youth Support Team based across Naremburn and Northern Beaches Family Centres. This position provides case management, counselling and mentoring to young people and their families with a focus on Drugs and Alcohol. As well as developing and delivering groupwork programs and outreach initiatives.


Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a positive model to young people and being able to engage with Young People aged 12-24 years old;
  • Providing one to one support via counselling, mentoring or case management
  • Facilitating high quality and innovative group work for young people;
  • Delivering outreach support services;
  • Working collaboratively with health services, schools and local community networks;
  • Meeting internal and external reporting requirements;
  • As well as other duties specified in the attached Position Description.

About you


To be considered for this role you will :

  • Have Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline and or demonstrated relevant industry experience;
  • Demonstrate experience working and engaging with young people aged 12-24 years, as well as in delivering effective case management/counselling;
  • Have knowledge of drugs and alcohol and their effects;
  • Possess experience in conducting training and group work facilitation;
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills;
  • hold a valid working with children check clearance;
  • Able to work occasional evenings;
  • Have a valid NSW drivers’ licence and own car;
  • As well as other criteria specified in the attached Position Description.

Working with CatholicCare


CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote your life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Working for a not for profit organisation who strive for a world where people are safe, happy, well and connected with each other in inclusive communities;
  • Great training and learning opportunities to help further your career;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

To apply


If you are a passionate person who realises the tremendous opportunity that this role offers and want to utilise your skills and passion in a rewarding environment, we want to hear from you!


Please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume.  

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


Please apply by 15 August 2019.


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CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All child related roles are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position

No recruitment agencies please

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