Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

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Induction training for new AOD workers (ST222)

Monday to Friday, 23-27 September 2013
9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Presented by Workforce Development staff, DAO

About this event

This training event is for people working in the AOD sector.

This training aims to equip new AOD workers with the foundation knowledge and skills required to work effectively with clients presenting with AOD problems.

Topics include: models and frameworks for understanding and assessing drug using behaviour; strategies for reducing drug-related harm; pharmacotherapy treatments; an introduction to statewide Aboriginal services, programs and resources; AOD counselling skills, including motivational interviewing, problem solving, goal setting and relapse prevention; working with comorbidity; family inclusive practice; professional practice issues and worker self care; and working in partnership with other key service providers such as Department for Child Protection and Family Support and Department of Corrective Services.

Target audience

New workers in the AOD sector who have a role in responding to AOD issues with clients

Registration information

While all events are free, places are limited and registration does not guarantee a place at an event. If you are offered a place, we ask that you make a commitment to attend. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible – as we may be able to offer your place to another applicant.

Where it is agency policy, you must have your manager’s approval to attend prior to submitting your application.

All events will be held in Perth and venue details will be provided at confirmation.

·         Application deadline date: 6 September 2013
·         Download event application form

Enquiries can be made to Workforce Development Administrative Officers on 9370 0368 or 9370 0327, or by emailing DAO.education@health.wa.gov.au