The ACT ATOD Workers Group is involved in the development, implementation, coordination, evaluation and promotion of key sector support activities for the ATOD sector in the ACT. The group identifies and seeks to respond to a range of issues relevant to frontline workers. The group continues to function as an essential component of the ACT ATOD sector governance and acts as a key advisory structure to ATODA.
The group implemented a workplan of diverse activities over the last 12 months with secretariat support provided by ATODA. Some priorities included:
- Informing ATODA’s capacity building and policy activities;
- Coordinating the implementation of the ACT ATOD Workforce Profile;
- Driving the identification of priorities related to increasing methamphetamine related harms in the ACT;
- Appointing and supporting a group member to participate on the ATODA Board.
The ACT ATOD Workers Group met on 3 May 2018, and are progressing work across a range of areas. If you would like to get involved, please review the information below and liaise with the Workers Group representative from your agency.
May 2018: Summary of Workers Group activities
The ACT ATOD Workers Group met on 3 May 2018, and are progressing work across a range of areas.
Activities / discussions included:
- Update on CAHMA’s latest activities
- Reporting on Hepatitis ACT activities, including planning for World Hepatitis Day and upcoming results from needs analysis research projects
- Update on Ted Noffs and CRS’ recruitment process and ongoing programs
- Update on Karralika’s programs availability and recruitment process with the addition of two new nurses
- Reporting on CatholicCare programs availability and upcoming new program
- Reporting on Toora Women Inc.’s accreditation process and program availability
- Discussing Direction’s new NSP outreach, programs update and participation to the NADA conference
- Promoting the Launch of the AOD Safer Families Program Tools available at atoda.org.au/dfvtools/
- Discussing ATODA’s participation to the Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD) summit and input from the group
- Promoting Reconciliation Week activities organised by the sector and ATODA
- Update on the ACT ATOD Directory review process and on the recent developments around the National Projects
- Promoting training opportunities with ATODA including DFV training, IRIS training, and the AOD Skill Set training as part of the Qualification Strategy
- Reporting on the recent Drug Services Forum focussed on the ACT Drug and Alcohol Court held at the ACT Legislative Assembly on 1 May
- Reporting on the ATODA members meeting and upcoming Special General Meeting
- Update on the next Service Users Satisfaction and Outcome Survey and process
For further information about the ACT ATOD Workers Group contact ATODA on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursday 1 February 2018
- Thursday 1 March 2018
- Thursday 5 April 2018
- Thursday 3 May 2018
- Thursday 7 June 2018
- Thursday 5 July 2018
- Thursday 2 August 2018
- Thursday 6 September 2018
- Thursday 4 October 2018
- Thursday 1 November 2018
- Thursday 6 December 2018
Please note that these meetings will be held from 12pm – 2pm.
The objectives of the Workers Group are to:
- Participate in the development, implementation, coordination, evaluation and promotion of key sector support activities including those identified in the ACT ATOD Strategy 2010 – 2014 (e.g. ACT Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Services Directory);
- Regularly identify and communicate a range of issues, including those experienced by clients, workers, and services and identify appropriate actions to address these;
- Actively inform and contribute to the work of ATODA, including representation on the ATODA Board of Management (e.g. policy submissions);
- Develop, monitor, implement regular workplans; and,
- Participate in evaluative and other reporting activities as identified.
The ACT ATOD Workers Group Terms of Reference outlines further details regarding the purpose, roles and membership of the group.
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
(02) 6249 6358