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The Salvation Army
  • Full time position
  • Based in Canberra, ACT

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

About the role:

The purpose of the Forensic AOD Counsellor 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. The Forensic AOD Counsellor will achieve this by providing a range of counselling interventions in a group and individual setting.

What we are looking for?

  • Knowledge of AOD/Gambling, Community Services and Health Sectors
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work with those impacted by substance abuse, gambling and mental health conditions
  • Experience working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • Experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and religions
  • Experience working in collaboration with other organisations
  • Experience in a leadership role
  • Minimum of Diploma level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Professional development required to maintain skills for the role
  • Undertakes AOD Practice Supervision
  • Mandatory National Police Check
  • Current Driver's licence
  • Current ACT Working With Vulnerable People Registration
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations and behaviours utilising de-escalation techniques
  • Comply with The Salvation Army Organisational Code of Conduct which includes an alcohol, gambling and drug free workplace
  • At least two years' experience in recovery, if applicable
  • Sound computer literacy
  • Ability to critically reflect on professional practice and attitudes
  • Ability to develop and tailor programs to meet participants' needs
  • Seeks new ideas, embraces new opportunities and adapts to change
  • The Salvation Army core values and behaviours demonstrated in all work related activities

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits, including generous salary packaging, regular supervision and ongoing training.

How to apply

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