Peer Outreach Worker

  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options
  • Make a difference to people’s lives in a client facing role
  • $63,992.76 to $68,600, plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits

What we give YOU!

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people real flexibility in their work. Our Workplace Flexibility policy enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too! OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Flexible work arrangements including 48/52 purchased leave
  • A vast array of training and professional development opportunities
  • A progressive workplace culture committed to making your workplace experience an engaging and rewarding one

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a motivated AOD professional to really make a difference by assertively engage those at risk of overdose, particularly those in residential abstinence-based programs (for example residential rehab, withdrawal units and prison), as well as other cohorts known to be at high risk of overdose to support clients in changing harmful behaviours. If this sounds like you then this could be the role for you!

The position

The position is a full time, maximum term, 18-month contract based in Footscray and servicing the north west and south west AOD catchments. A requirement of this role is that the successful applicant will have lived experience of addiction with a minimum of two years in recovery.

The key purpose of the Peer Outreach Worker position is to provide assertive outreach support to program clients and informal supports, through a brief intervention service delivery mode.

A day in the life of this position includes: undertaking outreach, providing psychoeducation, supporting clients at various stages of their journey, working collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans and goals, case notes, consultation with the outreach coordinator, attending and participating in clinical review meetings and other relevant meetings.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. For more information, please download our safety screening information.

Application information

Download the full position description before applying. This document contains key selection criteria that you will need to respond to in your cover letter. Applications will only be accepted via the application link below. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Please remember to address your application to Mishma Kumar, Outreach Coordinator, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Applications close at 5pm, Friday 25 June 2021. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Mishma Kumar, Outreach Coordinator on 0435 656 550 or at

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