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Forensic AOD Clinician - Forensic Assessment and Counselling Team

  • Looking for an AOD role with a difference?
  • Do you want to work for a growing, values driven not-for-profit?
  • Do you have a strong belief in humanity and the basic right to a second chance?

ACSO is looking for a Forensic AOD Clinician to undertake specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessments and counselling focusing on assisting clients in contact with the justice system with their journey of recovery. 

A little bit about ACSO

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values-driven NFP, focused on partnering with government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.

The program and the role

Forensic AOD work involves conducting specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessment, professional report writing, and formulating treatment plans. It also includes liaison and consultation with the courts and treatment providers as well as engaging clients in alcohol and drug counselling. There is a full-time position available in the Forensic Assessment and Counselling Team (FACT), with the opportunity to work from ACSO’s Richmond and Sunshine offices, and various court locations. As part of a wider team with diverse and specialised skills and experience, you will have practical and expert advice available to support your learning and continued professional development. 

We’re looking for someone who will bring a passion for helping clients to the role, along with a strong belief in humanity and the right to a second chance. The successful candidate will be ethical, self-motivated and committed to helping others achieve their goal.

What we’re looking for?

  • A minimum Certificate IV level qualification in AOD 
  • Prior experience in assessment for clients with substance abuse problems
  • Prior experience working with clients presenting with complex needs and at-risk behaviours
  • A strong sense of personal accountability, resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Experience working within the forensic space is desirable but not essential
  • Strong administrative skills including a good level of digital literacy
  • A valid Victorian Drivers' Licence, First Aid Certificate and the ability to obtain a Criminal Record and Working with Children checks

What ACSO can offer you

  • 1 x part-time opportunity available 
  • $69,202 full time base salary + 9.5 % superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket! $80k approx. package)
  • Sunshine and Richmond locations
  • A supportive and collaborative team and leaders
  • Annual leave loading

How to apply

To apply please visit our careers website and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close COB 01 June 2020.

Enquiries: Gabby Grande
Ph: 0417 275 201

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. ACSO acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.

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