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Primary Health/Home Based Withdrawal Nurse - Abbotsford

  • Fixed term part-time position (0.8 FTE/60.8 hours per fortnight) to 23 September 2019
  • Division 1 RN + 9.5 % Employer superannuation
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Centrally located in Abbotsford

About us
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive, youth specific community service organisation that enables young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

YSAS provides a range of health and welfare services that enable young people and families to overcome problems associated with substance use, mental health and behaviours such as offending and deliberate self-harm. We provide practical support and evidence based clinical services for young people experiencing serious problems, but also intervene as early as possible with those at risk to prevent problems from escalating and becoming entrenched.

YSAS is a Child Safe organisation. We actively promote the safety and wellbeing of young people, and are committed to protecting young people from harm or abuse who come into contact with and/or access our service. Applicants must undergo rigorous screening and recruitment processes, including providing evidence of current WWCC and National Police Check.

About the position
This position is integral to the provision of a comprehensive, integrated Health Service at YSAS. Our overall objective is to provide optimal primary health care to vulnerable young people with complex health problems.

The key responsibilities of the position includes:

  • Managing home based withdrawal (screening, assessment& treatment)
  • Supported referral
  • Clinical Services and General Health Assessments
  • Education and Health Promotion based on a harm minimisation framework. 

To be successful you will need:

  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Well-developed engagement skills and a passion to work with young people
  • Clinical management of drug withdrawal
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of harm minimisation

For full details of the position, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION on our website

How to apply
To support your application you must provide a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria found in the position description and a current Resume.  Applications received without addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close: COB Wednesday, 17 October 2018 and should be addressed to:, using the subject line:  Primary Health/Home Based Withdrawal Nurse application.

Please note: As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History check and have a current Working With Children Check.

Please note: We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Further Enquiries
For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Arry Valastro (Day Program and Primary Health Manager) 03 9415 1698.

  • YSAS is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
  • YSAS has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation.

Due to the predicted volume of applications, please note you will only be contacted if you are successful in progressing to a first round interview.

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