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Clinical Team Leader

Directions Health Services

Directions Health Services is an innovative, non-profit organisation that has provided specialist alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in the ACT and NSW for over 40 years. Today, we at Directions offer a comprehensive suite of holistic AOD, mental health and primary health services that aim to reduce harms experienced by individuals, families, and communities, and improve overall health and wellbeing.

Directions’ multidisciplinary service delivery team currently includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Workers, Counsellors, Aboriginal Health Workers, Case Managers, Peer Support Workers, GPs, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and Chemical Analysts. Directions’ capacity to implement innovative services developed in collaboration with our clients, partners, and other stakeholders, enables us to effectively respond to the changing needs of the communities we serve.

At Directions, we pride ourselves on our supportive, inclusive, employee and client-centred culture. Our excellent culture has led to our very high staff retention rates and great reputation within the mental health, primary health and AOD sectors.


The Clinical Team Leader is a key position within Directions’ clinical and leadership workforce, offering an exciting mixture of clinical leadership, management and influence, alongside direct clinical work.

This is a full-time position, working collaboratively within the Treatment & Support Services (TSS) team, based in Woden, ACT. This position will provide clinical leadership and oversight to the TSS Team’s centre-based and outreach activities with consideration of safety, quality and risk management; and deliver high quality AOD services to clients and family members impacted by drug and alcohol use.


  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support to the TSS Team
  • Development and oversight of community-based individual and group therapeutic services for clients and their families impacted by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Work with the Organisational Team Leader to ensure that the Team has adequate support across all service components and operating hours
  • Monitor Team and program performance through accurate data collection
  • Joint oversight of the Alongside program within the TSS team.
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality person-centred services that meet expected standards through continuous quality improvement, safety and risk management processes including promoting a continuous quality improvement and safety framework

After hours work and travel to other sites in ACT may be required.


  • 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


  • Tertiary qualification in Counselling/Social Work/Psychology/Nursing/other relevant field
  • Cert IV or AOD Skill Set in Alcohol and Other Drug Work or willingness to obtain
  • Leadership or management experience, qualification, or willingness to obtain
  • Significant experience working in the Alcohol and Other Drug field
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Employment is subject to a satisfactory AFP National Police Check and Working With Vulnerable People Registration
  • Australian Citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia
  • Current Driver’s Licence is desirable

All appointments will be conditional upon having a Working with Vulnerable People Check, current First Aid and CPR certification and a satisfactory National Police Check.

For further information about this position please refer to the attached Position Description. If you would like to have a discussion about the role please contact Stephen Imrie – Director of Treatment Services ACT, at [email protected] using the subject line: Clinical Team Leader enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Directions is passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and we greatly value diversity in our organisation. We actively encourage applicants from all background and cultures. Research shows that women and other marginalised individuals tend to only apply for jobs when they meet 100% of the requirements. If you think you may be a good fit for this position, but don't necessarily meet every requirement, please get in touch. We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

A position description is attached.

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