Position Details
Reference Number 16589
Position Title Senior Practitioner
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Adelaide, 43 Franklin Street
Award Classification General Staff Agreement 2015 - Senior Practitioner Level 5/1 to 5/3
Hours Per Fortnight 152
Position Summary

Uniting Communities is seeking 2x full-time Senior Practitioner's to join our New ROADS team across various sites. This is a permanent fulltime position. We encourage suitably experienced candidates to apply for this opportunity to experience a dynamic leadership position with New ROADS, Uniting Communities' largest community service program. 


About Us

Uniting Communities is a leading not-for-profit organisation, working across South Australia through more than 90 community service programs. Our team of over 1500 staff and volunteers support and engage with more than 30,000 South Australians each year. We strive to build compassionate communities and great lives through community strengthening, quality service delivery and advocacy.


About The Role

This is an exciting time for you to be a part of the leadership team of New ROADS, with the program expanding to offer additional services to community. New ROADS delivers residential rehabilitation, outpatient counselling, the police drug diversion initiative, day programs and in-home detox across metrpopolitan Adelaide, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and the Riverland. You will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing, dynamic and supportive service of professionals providing holistic and innovative drug and alcohol counselling and case management. The Senior Practitioner will:

  • undertake client centred coaching and supervision to New ROADS staff
  • engage with the team and business unit to communicate relevant information, provide direction and guidance and effectively strengthen team performance and interaction
  • develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • in consultation with the Service Manager and People and Culture, manage individual and team performance
  • evaluate service delivery processes, propose, develop and implement improvements, and engage in service reporting
  • help to break down the stigma associated with AOD and mental health issues

About You

You will have professional experience in counselling, case management, AOD, co-morbidity, addiction and homelessness issues, demonstrated experience leading, coaching and mentoring a team, the ability to evaluate outcomes against expectations and experience engaging staff and building a positive working environment.


About the Remuneration


As a not-for-profit organisation we provide the ability for our staff to salary package up to $15,900 per annum that enables you to increase and maximise your take home salary. Additionally you can salary package meals, entertainment and holiday accommodation up to a maximum of $2,650 per annum.  


Your Application

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position description and a current resume including the names of 2 current referees.


As an organisation, we are committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are required to work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.

Contact Person Bec Kennedy
Contact Number 0401171839
Alternate Contact Person Melissa Shee
Alternate Contact Number 0409285467
Closing Date 31/05/2020
Position Description
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