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AOD Clinician - Intake and Assessment


Employer: Odyssey House Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Care & Allied Health, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

  • Love, Trust, Honesty, Respect, Concern
  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Join a friendly team with a flexible workplace culture
  • $56,180 - $71,785 plus super (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience)

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.

OHV provides community services for those whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drugs and is partnering with Uniting ReGen to deliver integrated, person-centred and evidence-based treatment services as the N&W Metro AOD Service, part of the Victorian AOD sector reforms.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

What we offer:

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position:

The position is offered as a fixed term contract to 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows.
The position is based at Werribee.

The key purpose of the position is to provide high quality, evidence based screening, assessment and treatment planning to assist clients to address their problematic use of alcohol and other drugs and contribute to the prevention and reduction of AOD and mental health related harms.

A day in the life of this position includes:

  • Acting as a centralised intake function for all initial contact from clients with our service
  • Receiving and managing enquiries and referrals from people with AOD issues
  • Screen and prioritise catchment based requests for AOD services
  • Navigating calendars of clinical staff throughout the catchment to make real-time assessment appointments
  • Providing brief opportunistic interventions to clients and/or family members
  • Providing specialist AOD assessments, preliminary treatment plan and referral

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity because you will ensure that clients will have access to appropriate treatment and advice to address their problematic substance misuse. You will be our ‘face’ to both clients and stakeholders. You will work with a like-minded team dedicated to the prevention and reduction of AOD and mental health related harms.

How to apply for this job

Applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. The full position description can be found at www.odyssey.org.au/jobs/.

Applications close on 23 September 2019 at 9am. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Victor Bilous, 0466 331 146.

Our commitment to diversity:

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening:

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.