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A community response to alcohol and other drug issues in the City of Yarra
Thank You Bernadette
December 17, 2021

Thank You Bernadette

Peter Wearne, YDHF Executive Chairperson On behalf of the Executive of the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, I would like to formally acknowledge the work and leadership of our departing Executive Officer, Ms Bernadette Burchell. It has been 2 years since Bernadette started with the Forum and despite most of that time being impacted by the covid curse, Bernadette’s integrity, wisdom and humanity has led the work of the Forum to champion the voices of the often unheard members of…

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Executive Officer Position Description
November 19, 2021

Executive Officer Position Description

Position Title Executive Officer - Yarra Drug and Health ForumPosition Status Equivalent 0.7 FTE (3.5 days per week) to 30 June 2023Negotiable to 0.6EFTAward/Agreement/ClassificationManagers and Administrative Officers Grade 5$47.93 per hour /Full time annual salary of $94,709.68 plus super/in a 0.7 capacity this would be $66,296.77 plus super.Reports To Chair and Executive Committee (Yarra Drug and Health Forum)Executive Lead - Strategy and Partnerships, cohealth Program ProfileThe Yarra Drug and Health Forum (YDHF) is an unincorporated network which works towards identifying…

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12 Point Plan -> Forward!
November 16, 2021

12 Point Plan -> Forward!

Advocate for law reform - decriminalize drug use, legalize heroin, look to the story of PortugalAdvocate for a heroin prescribing trial in Yarra/Melbourne, advocate for Cities of Yarra and Melbourne to endorse/advocate for such a serviceAdvocate for more and better pharmacotherapy options, more detox services and AOD treatment servicesAdvocate for harm reduction services - needle and syringe program workers, outreach workers, peer support models of service, more safe injecting services in locations around Metro Melbourne and regional VictoriaAdvocate for safe…

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