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AOD Counsellor

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Make a difference in the lives of clients and families
  • Be part of an exciting new AOD program being established in Tasmania
  • Full Time or Part Time (0.8FTE), Maximum Term (until June 2025)

About the opportunity

Are you an experienced and dedicated Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counsellor? We want you to join our team at the Catalyst Program in Hobart. As an AOD Counsellor, your role is pivotal in offering support and guidance to individuals and families grappling with substance use issues. Your expertise and unwavering commitment will make a significant impact in helping people regain control of their lives and work towards a healthier, addiction-free future.

The role will also provide support with the development and delivery of evidence-based individual and group therapeutic interventions intended to assist participants to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use; and assist participants to avoid and better manage relapse.

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What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to a salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits. There is also an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will hold a relevant qualification in AOD counselling, psychology, social work, or a related field. You will also have:

  • Proven experience in AOD counselling and a solid grasp of evidence-based treatment approaches.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated compassion, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach to client care.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.

How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Michelle Spence-King, Team Leader – Catalyst Programs on 0479 187 710 or via email – [email protected] using the subject line: AOD Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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