Full-time fixed-term | Hobart based | SCHADS Level 6 (salary packaging available) | Closes 12pm 21-09-2020
The Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector is world-class, helping people from all walks of life manage a range of personal health challenges.
Whether it be excessive drinking, a smoking habit or an illicit drug dependence there are hundreds of Tasmanians working hard, using their expertise and giving their all to make a difference to the lives of others.
But they can’t do it on their own, it is well recognised that services become better when they listen to the voices of the people that use them.
This specific type of expertise is called lived experience and it is vital. Everyone agrees that we need to hear the voices of Tasmanians who have experience with accessing alcohol and other drug treatment and support.
Our members, the organisations delivering alcohol and other drug services also agree.
This is where you come in.
We are looking for a ‘change maker’ – someone who understands how community service organisations operate and has experience and insights into introducing new systems or ways of operating.
This person would ideally have a qualification in health/welfare or social sciences supported by experience in working in small to medium non-government organisations.
We would be asking you to work with our members to increase opportunities for Tasmanians with lived experience to shape how services are delivered. To achieve this will involve consultation to understand what supported is needed. From there, it involves collaborating on a suite of resources, tools and training that will support them to drive change. You would then work with each organisation to draft ‘action plans’ that map out where and how these organisations can make change.
So the kind of skills we are looking for include: consultation and stakeholder management skills, analytical skills and written and oral skills.
Our sector may be small, but the issues that we respond to have big impact. So we look forward to welcoming someone who is excited about working in an organisation that is fiercely committed to evidence-based policies and practices that treat drug use as a health issue, and seeks to reduce the stigma, harm and discrimination associated with drug use.
The successful applicant would be joining a small organisation of seven staff who are all committed to supporting each other and working collaboratively to deliver services and programs that make a difference.
Want to chat with me? I can be contacted on 0438 347 056.
If you do apply, in no more than two A4 pages (plus a CV) tell me who you are and why you are the best person for the job and our team (no recruitment agencies please).
Send it to me, Jackie Hallam at firstname.lastname@example.org by midday, Monday 21 September.
If you think you are the right person for this role, and you also have a lived experience of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, I encourage you to apply.