- Contract, Full Time
- Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health and Counselling, Health Care and Allied Health
- Not For Profit (NFP)
- Job posted on: 22 Nov 2019
- Applications close: 05 Dec 2019 (expired)
Odyssey House is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.
We are looking for an experienced, skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?
We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.
Odyssey House employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities.
The position is a full-time role, primarily based at Footscray, with a fixed-term contract to 30 June 2023.
The purpose of the Forensic AOD Clinician role is to change harmful behaviours resulting from problematic alcohol and other drug use that may increase the risk of reoffending and increase client capacity to effectively manage difficulties. Referrals for induction and treatment will come from Community Corrections via ACSO COATS. The Forensic AOD Clinician will achieve this by providing a range of counselling interventions to individuals and groups. This position is a senior position and part of the role is to provide leadership support and clinical supervision to other clinicians.
A day in the life of this position includes liaising with ACSO COATS and Community Corrections regarding referrals, meeting with clients to conduct Induction, providing counselling treatment, liaising with external services (such as GPs, housing, mental health services) to facilitate referrals and collaborative practice, developing individual plans (for treatment, exit and post treatment), attending clinical reviews, working closely with colleagues to deliver coordinated treatment, supervising students and completing case notes and client documentation. This program has recently completed the pilot phase and as such is still limited to men on corrections orders.
This is a great opportunity for the successful applicant who has a passion for group-based interventions to a challenged and vulnerable client group. working across Melbourne’s western region. The role allows the successful applicant to utilise their excellent clinical skills and experience.
This is an ongoing position subject to DHHS funding agreements.
At Odyssey House we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.
We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
Odyssey House is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance of child abuse. All Odyssey House employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.