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AOD Facilitators x2 - Pathways Program - Bunbury

  • Full-time Position

Accordwest is a vibrant, not for profit, community based organisation. We are offering a unique and fulfilling employment opportunity for two (2) suitably qualified, innovative and motivated people for the position of AOD Facilitator. This position fits within the Release Support Team, where our primary goal is to help improve the lives of our clients and contribute to a reduction in recidivism in our community.

ATSI People are Strongly Encouraged to Apply 

Kaya ngalang noongar koorliny nitja boodja ngan wirren ngan koort ngan Ngaank Maaman Koorlinga ngan Boordiya Kaabali Mooryan ngan Nedigar. 

Noongar’s come from this land, our spirit, our heart, our mother, our father. Our leaders, our grandmothers and grandfathers and our elders from the past. 

Benefits of your package

  • A rewarding role working with a passionate and qualified team;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%);
  • Salary sacrifice allows a current limit of $15,899.90 per FBT year [up to $605 per fortnight tax free];
  • Salary packaging options including (but not limited to): novated leases; income protection; self-education expenses;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and
  • Ongoing personal development opportunities provided by Accordwest.

About the role

As an AOD Facilitator, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Pathways Program to a group of participants in Bunbury Regional Prison. Our AOD Facilitators are responsible for the delivery of an AOD group program with a CBT focus, to a group of up to 12 participants. Facilitators work in pairs and deliver the program three days per week over a 10-week period. Given this program is delivered within the prison setting, our AOD Facilitators need to be able to work closely with their Co-Facilitator to ensure safe and effective program delivery.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide engaging and professional group delivery of the Pathways program with a person-centred, trauma informed approach
  • Work closely with your Co-Facilitator, sharing responsibility for program delivery while maintaining a united front during delivery sessions
  • Undertake pre-group and mid-group assessment interviews for each participant
  • Challenge participants’ values and beliefs and empower them to move through the stages of change
  • Support participants to identify triggers and develop appropriate relapse prevention plans
  • Draft professional and objective case notes for each participant after each delivery session
  • Prepare clinical reports for the Department of Justice for each program participant
  • Apply trauma informed principles in all aspects of your work with clients
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including Department of Justice Programs staff and staff at Bunbury Regional Prison
  • Participate as an active team player within a multi-disciplinary team, providing support across the team when required.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or another relevant field of study
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Providing trauma informed AOD counselling to individuals and/or groups
    • Facilitating group programs for people with complex needs
    • Assessing client needs and risks and developing relapse prevention plans which support clients to achieve their goals
    • Empowering clients to move through the stages of changes, overcome challenges and increase engagement in prosocial activities
    • Preparing case notes and clinical reports
    • Building and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Delivering quality support services and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to achieve outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, comply with organisational policies and procedures and a strong understanding of maintaining personal and client safety at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills with a demonstrated ability to operate client management systems and reporting software
  • Self-motivated team player who enjoys working within a challenging, fast-paced community services environment
  • An ability to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Check, National Police Clearance, a current valid Western Australian Drivers Licence, First Aid Certificate and Department of Justice Security Clearance.


  • Experience working within a secure environment
  • An understanding of reintegration and rehabilitation services in Western Australia 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in the identification and probity process. Further details will be supplied later in the process.  

Any questions can be directed to jobs@accordwest.com.au, using the subject line: AOD Facilitator - Pathways Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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