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Reference Number 10160
Position Title Case Worker
Employment Type Maximum Term Full Time
Organisation Sydney Wide Area
Location Penrith Corps
Award/Enterprise Agreement Soc Cmmty Hm & Dis Srvcs
Position Summary

Case Worker - Pathways

Join an organization that makes a real difference in the life of one million Australians every year!

  • Full time- 38 hours – maximum term contract until 30 June 2018
  • Attractive Salary Packaging options
  • Friendly and Supportive team environment

Who are we?

The Salvation Army (TSA) is one of this country’s most loved non for profit organisations. The ‘Christianity with its sleeves rolled up’ ethos has endeared it to the Australian public and each year we provide assistance to over one million Australians.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Case Worker to join our small friendly team. Working within a recovery-based case management framework you will be required to provide assessment, referral and intensive case management to people engaged with the opioid substitution stabilization, reduction and cessation service. 

The successful Case Worker will have essentially:  

  • A commitment to the Christian faith and mission of The Salvation Army. 
  • Tertiary or other qualifications within the Alcohol and Other Drugs, Community Services or Social Work sectors or similar discipline, or extensive relevant experience in AOD work
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Driver’s licence
  • Evidence of further professional development
  • Imperative that the incumbent maintains an Alcohol, Other Drug and Gambling free presence at all times.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in AOD service setting, utilising case management processes
  • Experience in dealing with people on opioid substitution treatment programs and with comorbid mental health conditions
  • Experience in working with disadvantaged and/or complex needs participants.
  • Experience working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Skills and behaviours required

  • Ability to work with people undergoing opioid substitution treatment.
  • Ability to case plan for the stabilisation, reduction and cessation of opioid substitution treatment of participants.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advanced problem solving, decision making and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations and behaviour, violence and problems associated with alcohol and other drugs use and mental health conditions.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills and computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement



  • The ability to offer prayer and explain the Christian Gospel.

The Salvation Army is a great organisation to work for, with a commitment to staff development, training and work/life balance, as well as a supportive and friendly organisational culture which will further increase your job satisfaction. Join us and be recognised and valued for your contribution! 


Application closes 28th August 2017


How to Apply - External Applicants

1. Click the 'Apply Now' button
2. Click the 'Register' button and complete online form
3. You will be sent an email - Follow the link in your registration email and login
4. Apply for the role on our job board

How to Apply - Current Salvation Army Employees
1. Click the Apply Now button
2. Click 'Login & Apply' button 
3. If you do not have a password, click the 'Forgotton password or username' link.
4. Enter your payslip email address and follow the prompts
(If you experience difficulties, please contact your local HR team.)

Closing Date 26/09/2017
Position Description
PD - Pathways Penrith Case Worker.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.