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Drug and Alcohol Worker

Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre

Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre is seeking a qualified and experienced female* Drug and Alcohol Worker to conduct counselling and health education from January to June 2020. This is a part-time, fixed term leave relief position and orientation will ideally be for two days in December 2019.

Our drug and alcohol worker provides competent client-centred counselling and health education that addresses women’s health needs and promotes wellbeing and harm minimisation. Our care is based on the latest evidence and guidelines, meets legislative requirements and is within the counselling scope of practice. The drug and alcohol worker collaborates with other members of the multidisciplinary team and statistics collection and evaluation is part of the role.

Hours: 70 hours per fortnight January to June 2020 (Part time, fixed term)

Classification: Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, Level 2, Pay Point 4 with above Award rate and conditions including the option to salary package.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Drug and alcohol counselling tertiary qualifications and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and conduct group programs and community education
  • Understanding of the effects of violence including childhood sexual abuse and domestic and family violence, CALD issues, lesbian and bisexual issues and issues affecting Aboriginal women
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team as well as independently
  • Membership of a counselling professional association or demonstrated ability to meet the criteria of professional membership
  • Computer literacy


  • Knowledge of women’s health issues
  • Best Practice software and Microsoft Word and Outlook

*Being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Employment is subject to a national police check. LWCHC is committed to EEO and Anti-Discrimination. Qualified women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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