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AOD Youth Worker / AOD Senior Youth Worker
Stepney (Casual)
  • Multiple casual pool positions available 
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award (SCHCADS), Social and Community Services Employee Level 3 (Youth Worker) OR Level 4 (Senior Youth Worker)

Perfect role to supplement an existing income or for those who are studying and looking to pick up shifts flexibly and build work experience in youth work.


About Us

At Centacare Catholic Family Services, our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ approximately 500 staff across our metropolitan and regional locations and we deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is an inclusive, child safe and a quality accredited organisation.


About the Position

AOD Youth Workers provide support to young people who are residing at Centacare’s Integrated Youth Substance Misuse Specialist Service (IYSMSS) and have the following key responsibilities:

  • Support young people to reduce their substance use through therapeutic conversations and skills development
  • Provide supports related to mental health, well-being, and relationships
  • Co-facilitate a range of group sessions and activities
  • Assist young people to develop independent living skills
  • Support Young People to safely sober-up, through monitoring their health and wellbeing and providing brief intervention

In addition to the above listed duties, the AOD Senior Youth Workers will:


  • Take responsibility for the shift with the support of the Team Leader, Operations Manager and the on-call manager.
  • Help ensure that the young people are receiving safe, quality services
  • Support the team to correctly apply polices and procedures. 

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following criteria:


Essential Criteria

  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Certificate IV Alcohol & Other Drugs or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a similar role (AOD Senior Youth Worker role only)
  • Must have the ability to work a rotating roster, including overnights and weekends

Desirable Criteria 

  • Willingness and availability to work overnight passive shifts highly desirable
  • Experience in working with young people
  • Experience working with individuals impacted by Alcohol and Other Drugs 
  • Relevant tertiary qualification

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position as outlined in the position description. Please also tell us if you are applying for the Level 3 or Level 4 position.


To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button!


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Elaine Reynolds, Team Leader, on 8215 6785.


Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 20 July 2020.


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