Muslim Community Family Worker

Context of Position

SHARC is excited to announce these newly created positions as part of the Muslim Youth, Adults & Families (MYAF) program, a federally-funded AOD initiative supporting the Islamic population of north-west metropolitan Melbourne to access drug treatment when required.

MYAF is funded through the North West Metropolitan Public Health Network (NWMPHN), and comprises a partnership of AOD providers – Odyssey House Victoria (OHV), The Salvation Army’s / VincentCare Victoria’s STAR program, the Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS), and the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). This partnership is strengthened by other significant Islamic community MYAF partners (principally MyCentre, Broadmeadows, with endorsement by the Islamic Council of Victoria).

SHARC – The Self Help Addiction Resource Centre is a community based service with a unique approach to helping people affected by substance use problems. SHARC combines mutual self-help and social support processes with professional therapeutic approaches to provide services in the field of the addictions. 

Position Overview

  • Two part-time positions available (19 hours per week each)
  • Fixed term part-time until 30 June 2018.
  • $55K-$65K pro rata (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience). Salary packaging available.
  • North West Melbourne including Broadmeadows and Glenroy, and travel to other locations as required

The Muslim Community Family Workers will provide family members affected by a loved one’s substance abuse issues with practical support, information and psycho-education.  The family workers will provide a flexible model of family-inclusive engagement, education and support to the Muslim community that will promote linkages into mainstream service systems. 

How to Apply

To view the Position Description  click here

Applications close at 9am on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

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