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AOD Intake and Counselling Clinician

Anglicare Victoria
  • Join a friendly and supportive team working with clients and their families
  • Bring your enthusiasm and creativity to an established multi-disciplinary team
  • Full time role until end January 2022 based Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

The key purpose of the position is to provide a telephone Intake service a range of counselling interventions to assist clients to change harmful behaviours resulting from problematic alcohol and other drug use

A day in the life of this position includes, as a member of the Intake Team, responding to telephone inquiries, completing AOD Intake Screening and providing Brief Interventions as required.  Conducting Comprehensive Assessments; providing counselling treatment; liaising with external services (such as GPs, housing, mental health services) to facilitate referrals and collaborative practice; developing individual plans (for treatment, exit and post treatment); attending clinical reviews; working closely with colleagues to deliver coordinated treatment; supervising students; data collection and completing case notes and client documentation.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:  

  • Relevant health and or welfare tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies (or able to complete within the first 12-24 months of employment - see position description for more details)
  • Experience in the provision of Intake, Assessment and Counselling services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients
  • Experience in therapeutic approaches and proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check, a First Aid Certificate and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. 

How to Apply:

Detailed Position Description Download File PD_AOD SuRe AOD Counselling Intake Worker _AOD_East_July 2021.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further inquiries contact  Elaine Andrews  9721 3688  Mob 0400621096 or Amy Youl 0429 995 012.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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