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AOD Practitioner


Employer: Directions
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 September, 2019.

Treatment & Support Services Team

Directions is a progressive non-profit organisation offering a range of health interventions, services and programs aimed at maximising the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities affected by Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues.

The Position:

This is a full time, or negotiable part time, contract position until 30th June 2020, working collaboratively within the Treatment & Support Services team, located in Woden, ACT to:

  • Undertake holistic assessment of prospective clients seeking to address their alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Provide counselling, case management and support services to assist clients and their family/friends to improve outcomes and reduce harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • If suitably qualified, provide specialised counselling within a trauma-informed framework
  • Develop productive relationships with other Directions programs and external agencies

What we offer:

  • A flexible and supportive work environment
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17½% leave loading
  • Professional development and training opportunities

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualification or currently studying towards a qualification, in Counselling/Social Work/Psychology/Nursing/other relevant field and
  • Cert IV or the AOD Skill Set in Alcohol and Other Drug or willingness to obtain
  • Accreditation/registration in a directly relevant clinical field or be eligible for full membership of a counselling profession accreditation body is desirable
  • Experience working in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector
  • Experience working in case management/counselling role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of substance use on clients and family members/friends, and good working knowledge of effective treatment and support options and harm minimisation strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of mental health problems and other comorbidities
  • Experience and willingness to facilitate groups is desirable

After hours support will be required.

All appointments will be conditional upon a satisfactory National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People registration and Australian citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia.

Please review Position Description at http://www.directionshealth.com/career-opportunities/ for more detailed information.

How to apply for this job

Please apply directly through Directions’ website or email a CV and a statement outlining your suitability for the position to hr@directionshealth.com using the subject line: AOD Practitioner application via EthicalJobs.

Please apply before close of business 22nd September 2019.

Please contact Tim Ireson or Canon Hanly on 02 6132 4800 or email Canon.hanly@driectionshealth.com or tim.ireson@directionshealth.com.