Employment Opportunity – Family Drug Help Helpline Volunteer Coordinator

We’re looking for a Helpline Volunteer Coordinator to work Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm.

The position involves the development and coordination of the Helpline. It includes the coordination of volunteer recruitment and training programs, and the ongoing management, supervision and support of volunteers.

The helpline offers peer-based support between 9am and 5 pm Monday to Friday. At all other times calls are diverted to DirectLine, a service of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug service, Eastern Health. 

Key selection criteria includes a tertiary qualification in the health, social, welfare, family therapy or behavioural sciences field, incorporating training and experience in counseling. Study in psychology or education would also be well regarded.

Position Description available here – Family Drug Help Helpline Volunteer Coordinator

Applications close at 9am on Monday 28th August 2017.

For further information please contact Robert Campbell, Program Manager Family Drug Help, on 9573 1740 or email: rcampbell@sharc.org.au


Employment opportunity – APSU Systemic Advocacy Lead

0.5 EFT

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010

The Association of Participating Service Users (APSU) at the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC) is a state-wide service that facilitates the furthering of consumer participation practices in the Victorian alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. APSU is a vehicle for systemic advocacy and representation of the consumer voice.

We are seeking a person to lead APSU’s systemic advocacy activities on behalf and in partnership with the AOD consumers (service users and family members) and the APSU team.

The successful candidate will have a strong sense of social justice, sound understanding of the issues affecting AOD consumers, and the ability to articulate these issues in a variety of professional and community forums.

As a peer led service, APSU requires a candidate with lived experience of using AOD services.

The complete position description can be viewed at PD – APSU Systemic Lead (2017)

Enquiries about the position can be made to Heather Pickard on 9573 1700 or at hpickard@sharc.org.au.

Application process

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to:

Heather Pickard – CEO SHARC hpickard@sharc.org.au

All applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.