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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 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 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 or