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Senior AOD Clinician - Family Reunification

Odyssey House Victoria

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  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options that enables genuine work life balance
  • Maximise your take home pay with up to $15,900 per annum salary packaging
  • $75,656 to $81,404 (neg), plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) 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 alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. OHV is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs use problems.

Odyssey House is partnering with UnitingCare ReGen to deliver integrated, person-centred, and evidence-based treatment services as the N&W Metro AOD Service, part of the Victorian AOD sector reforms. UnitingCare Regen works in partnership with individuals to set goals that will support change and improve wellbeing across different areas of their lives.

Who are WE looking for?

We are looking for individuals with experience in AOD work or those with transferable skills in providing high quality engagement, assessment, case management and counselling services to individuals and their families. Odyssey House acknowledges the challenges of working with clients who experience multiple complexities, and will provide clinical training, reflective supervision, and structured support to the team. We are looking for experienced, skilled, driven, and compassionate people who want to excel in their chosen career and genuinely care about their community. We are interested in discussing how you may be able to use your skills and experience within Odyssey House Victoria. We want to attract the best possible people whose values align strongly with those of Odyssey House. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

We are very interested in discussing with you, how you may be able to use your skills and experience within OHV to benefit our clients on their journey to recovery. We want to attract the best possible people whose values align strongly with those of OHV. If you want to make a real and profound difference to someone’s life, this could be the role for you.

What we can give YOU!

In return we are committed to offering you an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best by:

  • Providing access to information, skills, and training
  • Enabling work across wider organisational roles and programs
  • Providing ongoing development and regular constructive feedback
  • Providing work that is meaningful and challenging, with career development opportunities through project and secondment opportunities and succession planning

We also believe in giving people real flexibility in their work, and so our Workplace Flexibility policy* enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too, with options of:

  • Flexible Leave including 48/52 Purchased Leave, Study Leave and Sabbaticals
  • Flexible Working Hours and Days including school-oriented part-year hours and monthly RDO’s for full-timers
  • Flexible Workplaces including WFH and Telework
  • Having Pets in the Workplace

(*Flexibility agreements will vary based on role requirements).

And OHV employees also have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • A fully maintained motor vehicle where role-required
  • Access to 24/7 Counselling through our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision sessions for professional development and personal wellbeing

The position

The position is offered as a full time, 1.0 FTE, maximum term contract to 30 June 2024. The role is based at Footscray.

The key purpose of the Senior AOD Clinician Family Reunification is to support parents where completion of AOD treatment is one of the conditions included in family reunification orders. The role focuses on AOD work with a family work lens. The program also aims to improve timely access to the treatment required within the timeframes specified in reunification orders. This position reports to the Programs Coordinator.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to self-regulate and self-monitor own behaviours, practice self-reflection at all times, display a commitment to realistically assess own personal strengths, limitations, biases, and effectiveness, and remain open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Be a team player who is supportive of one’s colleagues
  • Be driven by own moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of inclusive practice when working with people from diverse communities, such as cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of intersectionality when working with people from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds

More information

The full position description can be viewed HERE.

Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email. Please remember to address your application to Taran Dhillon, Programs Coordinator, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Taran Dhillon on 0424 361 596, or at tdhillon@odyssey.org.au, using the subject line: Senior AOD Clinician - Family Reunification enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV 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.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV 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.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations

Due to recent Victorian Government mandatory vaccination requirements for the health industry, all Odyssey House Victoria staff effective 15 October 2021 are required to hold full vaccination status. Evidence of full vaccination status will be requested during the onboarding process and offers will be rescinded where such evidence cannot be provided.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.

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