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Counsellors x2 - AOD - Healesville


Company Description

For over 50 years, EACH has been dedicated to enhancing lives and fostering stronger communities through our health and support services. Our workforce comprises compassionate individuals ready to offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals from all walks of life. Join us in our mission and together, let's create meaningful change.

Job Description

  • Part-time 0.6 FTE and full-time opportunity, working across a rotational fortnightly roster
  • Healesville VIC
  • Generous Salary Packaging benefits of up to $18,550  

As an AOD Counsellor you'll provide support to both individuals and groups in the daily support to residents of EACH AOD Rehabilitation Program; in line with EACH policy and procedures and in conjunction with the MH & AOD Service Stream. This will include delivering within a multi-disciplinary team of high-quality services, interventions, and practice expertise to ensure best outcomes for residents. You will achieve this through your demonstrated experience and expertise in working with residents and the team to develop and work towards healing oriented, care and transition plans, individual and group therapeutic interventions. Your commitment and experience will create a best practice and supportive environment that leads to successful resident outcomes.

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Alternatively, for more information please contact Cammie Dinh (Talent Acquisition Business Partner) [email protected], using the subject line: Counsellor AOD enquiry via EthicalJobs.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Providing one on one and group support to residents from a LLE scope of practice.
  • Provide high quality engagement, assessment, treatment, and support to individuals who access the AOD Residential Rehabilitation program. This includes a key worker role for residents.
  • Facilitating interim support as required for clients awaiting the commencement of their program.
  • Contribute to the provision and review of AOD Residential Rehabilitation treatment plans as part of the team, documenting in the resident’s health record.
  • Supporting residents with developing and/or reconnecting and implementing the tools and skills for a successful transition back to the community, including but not limited to assisting with meal planning and preparation, daily chores, and active engagement in the program.
  • Provide a number of evidence-based interventions such as psycho education, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, basic CBT etc.
  • Dynamically manage risk, inclusive of but not limited to AOD, physical health, mental health and family violence related red flags, involve leadership and following EACH policy and procedures.
  • Provide family inclusive practice interventions when indicated, ensuring the client voice is at the forefront of communication and interventions.
  • Participate in the orientation and ongoing support of residents.
  • Provide practical and emotional support to residents throughout their time, including during admissions and transitions, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and apply inclusive and intersectional practice when working with people from diverse communities, such as cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds.


  • Relevant health and/or welfare tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Dual Diagnosis, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences or Counselling with appropriate registration e.g. Australia Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Certificate IV in AOD or completion of the required competencies.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with people and families experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use.
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License

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