About us

Uniting Medically Supervised Injection Centre (MSIC) is a non-judgemental health service that practices harm reduction. Situated on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation in Kings Cross, Sydney, people who inject drugs can legally come and self-administer substances in an environment that is safer than where they would otherwise be.

Operating within a formal legal framework and funded by NSW Government, the MSIC provides unwavering support beyond supervised drug use. We believe that every person who visits MSIC is a part of our community. Our role is to provide respite from the risks of injecting drugs and a pathway to long-term support – available whenever people feel ready to step in another direction.  

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the opportunity

MSIC is looking for an inspirational people manager to lead MSIC’s team of frontline Health Education Officers. Key responsibilities include:

  • Inspiring and managing the Health Education team to work within clinical and professional practice expectations
  • Overseeing a wide variety of client presentations to the service and managing them safely and appropriately, in collaboration with MSIC’s Nurse Unit Manager. This including assisting in the management of drug overdose according to Uniting MSIC protocols
  • Co-ordinating and facilitating health promotion and psychosocial services for clients at Uniting MSIC
  • Developing and nurturing a resilient and skilled team and building a positive workplace culture through your leadership

This is a full-time permanent position. Salary is commensurate with Health Service Manager Level 2.  Hours of work are 9.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday-Friday.

Interested applicants who currently work within NSW Health will have the ability to ensure continuity of accrued leave entitlements if employment is transferred between MSIC and NSW Health. 

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Please click on the link below for an overview of our history, our services, and our wonderful team here at MSIC.

https://www.uniting.org/community-impact/uniting-medically-supervised-injecting-centre--msic?utm_campaign=organic_gmb

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, such as Social Work or Social Sciences, Psychology, or Public Health
  • Experience in managing staff, preferably including managing rosters and provision of clinical supervision
  • Experience working with people who inject drugs and/or people living with mental health needs and/or people who experience stigma and/or trauma
  • Familiarity with relevant health and social welfare services, such as drug assessment and referral, support counselling, and crisis management
  • Proven ability to work within relevant legislation and formal frameworks. Demonstrated capacity in making the most of opportunities while navigating necessary constraints, including implementing staff awards, organisation policies, and industry guiding principles.

Benefits & Culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer.   We support an inclusive approach in the workplace; celebrating our diversity and welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please click on the link below. Curious, but want to know more? You are welcome to contact Louise Massie – Uniting Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0468 341 590 or email 

lmassie@uniting.org  for an informal discussion or visit us at MSIC before you decide to apply. This is an exciting opportunity – please consider it!

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.

Closing date is 27 November 2020.

To apply - https://careers.uniting.org/jobs/msic-health-education-team-manager-kings-cross-nsw-australia