Youth AOD Coordinator – Remote Alcohol and Drug Interventions and Outcomes (RADIO) Cape York and Torres Region (Cairns based)

Employer: YETI (Youth Empowred Towards Independence)

Region: Far North Queensland

Closing Date: 4 December 2020

Job Description:

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The Job

The Youth AOD Coordinator (RADIO) will work developmentally from a Senior Practitioner perspective to build capacity, supporting place-based communities in the delivery of positive outcomes for young people, families and communities across Cape York and Torres region. This position is a Full Time (negotiable), Fixed Term position up to 30 June 2022, with a possibility of extension pending ongoing Government Funding.


The Progam

RADIO (Remote Alcohol and Drug Interventions and Outcomes) is a ‘hub and spoke’ style program that delivers Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment to young people across Cape York and Torres region. RADIO is funded by Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN), led by Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI), and delivered by practitioners employed in remote partner agencies. RADIO provides young people in remote communities with information and referrals, AOD counselling, and coordinated therapeutic case management.


The Role

The Youth AOD Coordinator (RADIO) will:

  • Work with local community-based agencies in Cape York and Torres Regions to support the RADIO program, and delivery of youth alcohol and drug treatment program for young people.
  • Provide capacity building support (including training, mentoring and Alcohol and Other Drug best practice support) to youth AOD workers employed in local Cape York and Torres services.
  • Work collaboratively with sub-contracted agencies and YETI Managers to meet contracted service delivery performance measures and outcomes for young people.
  • Undertake a Senior Practitioner role and provide regular practice supervision and guidance to all RADIO workers in relation to youth AOD practice issues.
  • Undertake travel to remote communities including Mossman, Weipa, Cooktown, NPA and Torres on a regular basis to work with partner agencies.
  • Support practitioners remotely through phone and video conferencing as required.
  • Project management including working with YETI Managers in development of any project plans, transition plans, evaluations, stakeholder meetings and program reporting.



The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Educational qualifications and/or sound experience relevant to AOD treatment (i.e., AOD youth work, psychology, social work, public health etc.).
  • Eligibility for a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.
  • Current Queensland driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young people.
  • Sound knowledge and experience working from a community development or capacity building framework, preferably in rural or remote environments. Developmental experience working with communities of practice highly regarded.
  • Experience undertaking assessment, treatment, case planning, safety planning, risk management and care coordination to clients with complex needs.
  • Experience in provision of training support to stakeholders to ensure delivery of outcomes for young people.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote communities in Cape York and Torres Strait region as required and to regularly stay for several nights away at a time including ability to sustain positive relationships from Cairns when not in community.
  • Experience overseeing data collection for reporting and prior experience using InfoXchange-SRS.


The full Position Description and detailed Selection Criteria can be found at

When applying, please attach a current resume and cover letter that describes your relevant experience and interest in the position.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close: COB Friday 4 December 2020

Enquiries can be made to [email protected] 


Address: 3 Winkworth St
Suburb: Bungalow
Postcode: 4870


Name: Sally Smith

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