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Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor - Shepparton

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative

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  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co- Operative – Health and Wellbeing now have the following vacancy in our Shepparton site.
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor
  • Full time - 38 hours per week

About the Role:

As an Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Counsellor, you'll report directly to the Manager of the Woongi Unit, playing a pivotal role in delivering specialised services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Your responsibilities include spearheading engagement, assessment, and therapeutic intervention within a recovery-oriented practice framework.

The overarching aim is to meaningfully contribute to the well-being and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through culturally sensitive and effective addiction counselling services.

About You - Qualifications and Registrations:

  • Hold at least a tertiary degree or equivalent qualification in one of the following:
    • Minimum Diploma of Counselling supported by no less than 5 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrate compliance with the profession’s code of ethics and maintain registration with the relevant Board of Australia and/or association membership.
  • Experience in providing assessment, intervention, and case management to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Possess a solid understanding of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander communities and health issues.
  • Proficient in autonomous work in primary care settings and effective collaboration within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality assessment and intervention while maintaining professionalism, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including trust-building and record-keeping abilities.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and conditions are based on the SCHADS Award, Level 5.1 - 5.3, Above Award. The salary ranges from $93,860.00 to $98,108.40 per year, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Salary packaging of $15,900 available for Part- or Full-time employees.
  • Opportunities for additional incentives, which may include Christmas bonus days, recognition of NAIDOC day, periodic adjustments aligned with CPI increases, and the possibility of a relocation allowance when applicable.
  • Professional development opportunities and support to help you grow in your career.
  • Access to a free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.
  • Provision of a laptop and mobile phone to support your work where applicable.
  • Fleet cars to carry out daily tasks where applicable.

To ensure a safe and supportive environment, successful applicants must undergo comprehensive reference checks and provide a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination status.

You can find the full position description on our website.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply as your cultural and lived experiences are central to the work we do.

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