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Alcohol & Other Drug Practitioner

Directions

Treatment & Support Services Team

Directions is a progressive non-profit organisation offering a range of health interventions, services and programs aimed at maximising the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities affected by Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) issues.

The Position:

This is a full time, or negotiable part time position, working collaboratively within the Treatment & Support Services team, located in Woden, ACT. The position will:

  • Undertake holistic assessment of prospective clients seeking to address their alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Provide counselling, case management and support services to assist clients and their family/friends to improve outcomes and reduce harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • If suitably qualified, provide specialised counselling within a trauma-informed framework
  • Develop productive relationships with other Directions programs and external agencies

What we offer:

  • A flexible and supportive work environment
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • 17½% leave loading
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Professional development and training opportunities

Candidate Requirements:

  • Relevant Qualifications, (or currently studying towards), include:
    • A qualification, in Counselling/Social Work/Psychology/Nursing/other relevant field
    • Cert IV or the AOD Skill Set in Alcohol and Other Drug or willingness to obtain
    • Accreditation/registration in a directly relevant clinical field or be eligible for full membership of a counselling profession accreditation body is desirable
  • Experience working in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector
  • Experience working in case management/counselling role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of substance use on clients and family members/friends, and good working knowledge of effective treatment and support options and harm minimisation strategies
  • Demonstrated understanding of mental health problems and comorbidity
  • Experience and willingness to facilitate groups is desirable

Some after-hours work will be required, for example, to facilitate groups or individual appointments in the evening.

All appointments will be conditional upon a satisfactory National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People registration and Australian citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia.

Please review Position Description at www.directionshealth.com/career-opportunities for more detailed information or contact Tim Ireson or Canon Hanly on 02 6132 4800 or email Canon.Hanly@directionshealth.com or Tim.Ireson@directionshealth.com

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