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AOD Counsellor - Wadeye

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $100,248 trp (including salary $90,439)
  • Salary packaging option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Five weeks of annual leave
  • Remote area allowance + relocation assistance
  • Subsidised single person accommodation provided
  • Bi-monthly weekend visits to Darwin including accommodation

We are looking for a full-time AOD Counsellor to join our busy team in Wadeye.

This role will suit someone who embraces and understands remote communities, with the capacity and energy to live and work within the community.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Remote service aims to improve the lives of those exposed to harm due to AOD, by providing best practice, family-inclusive and culturally appropriate support to users, their families and communities through culturally appropriate 'wrap around' services. This includes providing a range of services in the community to support treatment and care options to reduce the harm for clients and their families affected by AOD misuse. Services aim to facilitate sustained recovery and relapse prevention.

This position has a particular focus on applying AOD best-practice frameworks to assist participants to understand their situation and develop strategies to improve their wellbeing.

Wadeye

The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. Wadeye is the largest indigenous community in the Northern Territory. Situated 230 km South-West of Darwin in the West Daly Region. The inhabitants of this community encompass seven language groups and five traditional bands or kinship groups. In this role, you will have the privilege of working closely with Top End Remote aboriginal families and the experience of immersing yourself in an amazing part of the world.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others.

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

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholicCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third-party job boards will not be considered.

Interviews from: 20 April 2021

Safeguarding Children & Young People

CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card.

If you have resided in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the past 10 years, this position requires you to complete an International Criminal History check (ICHC) prior to you employment commencement date. The outcome of the initial screening check must be satisfactory.

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