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AOD Counsellor

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $95,534.94 trp (including salary $86,187)
  • Salary Packaging Option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full-Time Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a Counsellor to join our Palmerston team here in the NT.

The AOD Urban Program is responsible for developing a range of services in the community to support treatment and care options to reduce the harm for clients and their families affected by alcohol and other drugs (AOD). Services are to be delivered with the aim of facilitating sustained recovery and relapse prevention.

The Program:

  • Provides counselling, information and education services for individual families and community groups with, or at risk of alcohol and other drug misuse.
  • Provides community education to reduce harm associated with alcohol and other drug misuse group work, family work, training and community education for individuals aged over 18years who have alcohol and/or other drug-related problems.
  • Supports clients achieve a reduction in harms associated with alcohol and other drug misuse.
  • Increases a client's capacity for relapse prevention and independent living in the community.

Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant qualification in and/ or post-graduate experience in Psychology or Counselling essential.
  2. Membership or eligibility to join a governing body such as PACFA, AASW or ACA.
  3. Demonstrated competence in using a broad range of evidence-based counselling and group work approaches to support participant outcomes whose life is affected by alcohol or other drug use.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills including case note writing.
  5. Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people.


At CatholicCare NT our employees have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. To find out more about the benefits available to you when you join CatholicCare NT please visit our career website.

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website www.catholiccarentcareers.org.au.

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