ATDC eNews December 2016
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December 2016

ATDC eNews
December 2016
Message from the CEO
Many thanks for the welcome when I returned to the CEO role.  This is a great sector to work in and I look forward to working closely with you.
There have been a few changes at the ATDC.  Our Communications Officer Carolyn decided that it was time to seek new opportunities and expand her skills.  We wish Caz the best for the future and thank her for her contribution to the ATDC.
We also want to say a huge thank you to Nancy our Office Co-ordinator/ Finance Officer who is also leaving the ATDC at the end of December.  Many thanks Nancy for your contribution to the ATDC.  We wish you only the best for the future.
In mid January the ATDC will be advertising a number of positions including a Member Relations Officer, Administrative Assistant and Workforce Development Analyst.  The positions will be advertised in Seek and The Mercury newspaper and on the ATDC website.  We would encourage those interested to apply and also appreciate you telling others, who may be interested, about the positions. 
Our Budget Priority Statement has been completed and forwarded to the Tasmanian Government and opposition parties.  It is a good paper and I thank Jackie and the members involved for their work and ideas which culminated in a very professional and informative statement to ensure that we keep Government informed and updated with the priorities for the ATOD Sector.
A submission to the Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) has also been completed.
Both documents will be available shortly on our website.
2017 will be a year for the ATDC to consolidate and to ensure that we reinvigorate our relationship with our members.  We have some great members with exceptional knowledge and services.  We will talk more!
I also wanted to thank everyone for your support of the ATDC during this year and to wish you and your family a very safe, very happy and very relaxing Christmas and New Year.
Look forward to working with you in 2017.
Debra Rabe
Chief Executive Officer
ATDC Office Closure
Please be advised that the ATDC office will be closing on December 24 and reopen for business again on 3 January 2017.  For any urgent enquiries please feel free to contact Debra on 0427 551 600.

ATDC Workforce Survey
The fourth edition of the ATDC Workforce Survey is now underway. The survey creates a snapshot of the Tasmania’s ATOD workforce, who they are, where they work, their professional interests and development needs and why they choose to work in the ATOD sector. Your valuable response is fundamental to the ongoing strategic planning and workforce development activities of all of us. The more representative this information is, the better we will be able to achieve real and positive improvements and outcomes for the Tasmanian ATOD workforce. All responses are anonymous and the de-identified, analysed results of the survey will be made available to all participants later in the year. The ATDC Workforce Survey can be found here.
We know that you have been very busy so have decided to leave the survey open until the end of January 2017.  PLEASE take time to complete the survey and encourage your team to do the same.
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AOD Service System Framework Project
The AOD Service System Framework Project is a key initiative that supports three of the recommendations arising from the Review of Drug Use and Service Responses in North West Tasmania (NW Review).
The AOD Service System Framework Project will provide an independent analysis of the current service system, and will result in a suite of papers and reports that will inform the development of a single Tasmanian AOD Service System Framework.
Final details will be announced by the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate (DHHS) in the next few days.  We will also ensure that you receive an update from the ATDC containing the information.
Position Vacant, YFCC
Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC) have a vacancy for a Business Growth Manager.
YFCC are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced Manager to build the organisations market position and achieve organisational growth and financial sustainability through development of new strategic relationships, identifying business opportunities and developing and implementing plans consistent with strategies under the Achieving Sustainability Goals in YFCC’s Strategic Plan.
Applicants must have a degree in Business or Marketing or other relevant qualification with a minimum of three years experience in business development and previous experience in a management role.
For further information please contact
Online Graduate Programs
Applications are now open for both the Graduate Certificate in AOD Drug Studies and the Master of Addictive Behaviours. Both courses are delivered through Turning Point and more information can be found on their website.

Applications close 3 February 2017.

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Who: Interprofessional Continuing Education
What: The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Where: The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver BC
When: 1 - 4 Mar 2017
Cost: See website for further information
Registration: Via website
Contact: E:
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Who: 360 Edge
What: CBT Intensive for AOD Professionals
Where: Viewpoint Centre, Melbourne
When: 20 – 23 February 2017
Cost: Contact for further information
Registration: www.trybookjing.cim/NHHK
Contact: 1300 988 184


Breaking the Ice in our Community
In the past 16 months, the ADF has been working with the NSW Ministry of Health, AOD and allied health agencies, Local Health Districts and many other partners to implement community education in NSW about the harms of crystalline methamphetamines (ice). 
As a result of regional forums and community drug actions teams ADCA have produced a suite of five fact sheets:
  1. What is crystalline methamphetamine (ice)?
  2. Crystalline methamphetamine (ice) use in the family
  3. Treatment for crystalline methamphetamine (ice)
  4. Withdrawal for crystalline methamphetamine
  5. Harm reduction and methamphetamine use
The first three of the fact sheets have also be translated into Vietnamese and Arabic.
ADCA have also produced for short 10 minute e-learning modules, aboriginal specific resources and key message statements.
All of the above information and more can be found on the ACDA website
If you would like further information about the project, please contact Annie Bleeker at
International resource

UNDOC, WHO Treatment Standards
The United National Office on Drugs and Crime have produced an International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders.  Thanks to Sylvia who alerted us to these and suggested that they be included in ENews.  Great idea …

Download Here
Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Service – Request for Tender
Tenders for the delivery of alcohol and other drug treatment services are now open.  Primary Health Tasmania is seeking tender applications from suitable qualified and experienced service providers to deliver alcohol and other drug treatment services for the Tasmanian Community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The service will aim to improve coordination of care as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.  Primary Health Tasmania encourages joint applications and collaborative approaches for tender applications from consortia or organisations working in partnership. 
Tender documents, including a Commissioning Intentions Document and assessment criteria, are available on Primary Health Tasmania’s eTender portal at:
All tender applications must be lodged electronically via the portal.  All enquiries regarding the scope of the tender must be submitted in writing via the portal’s online forum.  General enquiries can be directed to Julia Doyle at: or phone (03) 6213 8200.
 2 pm Thursday 12 January 2017
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