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AOD Centre Based Counsellor

Better Health Network
  • Job Reference No V0215

The AOD Centre Based Counselling team is responsible for the provision of specialist alcohol and other drug therapeutic counselling using evidence based psychological interventions and secondary consultation primarily in the Bayside Catchment. The counselling team provides treatment currently at four locations: Prahran, St Kilda, South Melbourne and Bentleigh. A fortnightly after-hours clinic operates at our Prahran site to provide flexible and responsive service. We provide regular individual supervision, reflective practice opportunities and professional development.


  • Provide person-centred, therapeutic evidence based psychological interventions, including assessment, treatment planning and referral, to individual clients, family members and significant others. Modes of delivery will include face to face (individualised or group), phone, and interactive online counselling where appropriate.
  • Participate in a fortnightly after-hours service for clients who are unable to attend appointments during regular business hours.
  • Participate in collaborative working relationships with service users, family and significant others, complementary programs and services for the development of integrated service delivery and care planning.
  • Participate in case allocation, case review and exit planning processes.
  • Identify and refer vulnerable children involved with any client of the AOD service.

Requirements and attributes

  • Bachelor or higher qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling.
  • Core Competencies in AOD.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of different therapeutic interventions and models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of therapeutic approaches in counselling and matching stages of treatment to stages of change.
  • Comprehensive understanding of harm reduction principles and practice.
  • Sound organisational, analytical and time management skills.

Benefits and perks

  • Rewarding role and career opportunities.
  • Strong support and clinical governance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging.
  • Employee support.

What makes BHN tick?

Better Health Network (BHN) encompasses more than 22 locations and has over 800 staff work in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver health and disability outcomes. BHN is a responsive and agile community health service, providing a wide range of healthcare, social support, disability, and welfare services for all members of the community.

BHN provides services spanning all periods of life including specialist childhood, youth, and aged care services. In achieving its vision of health and wellbeing for all, BHN is guided by our distinct service principles which include working with people and communities to achieve their health goals, understanding the context in which people live their lives, providing friendly, affordable, and holistic service.

We welcome applications from community members with your resume listing at least two referees and a cover letter no longer than two pages addressing the following:

  • your values alignment
  • your skills and experience in clinical governance
  • your key skills and expertise against the relevant criteria listed above.

Applicants must address the Key Capabilities – Essential within the covering letter and complete our application form by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

For information about the role and position description, please contact Silvia Violante, AOD Counselling Coordinator on [email protected] using the subject line: AOD Centre Based Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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