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AOD Counsellor - Ararat


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We are looking for dynamic, highly skilled AOD Counsellors who are excited about being part of our prison forensic services team and playing an integral part in the delivery of forensic Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services at Hopkins Correctional Centre based in Ararat, Victoria.

This role will require you to deliver AOD therapeutic groups, exit preparation programs, and distribute harm minimisation information, playing a pivotal role in the process for the prisoners who are working towards building the pathway to their future. There will also be the opportunity to undertake assessment and individual treatment work, all whilst working within a therapeutic environment.

You will have the opportunity to deliver treatment to a client population that presents with a range of forensic/offending histories and clinical and mental health issues. Interventions provided may be short term, episodic, long-term, individual or group based.
Further duties include report writing, referral to other services, case noting, office administration, and liaising with other professionals and services.

Treatment services are provided in line with the Caraniche model of care, which includes regular individual and group supervision as well as continuing professional development opportunities.

What You’ll Ideally Bring to the Role

  • Relevant qualifications (Certificate IV in AOD)
  • Demonstrated and relevant working experience
  • Experience in clinical and/or forensic assessment, case formulation and treatment, ideally relating to AOD issues
  • High level of interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Independence and confidence working in a caring, faced paced environment, with a flexible and agile approach
  • Current valid Driver’s License


  • 4 wellbeing days a year
  • Flexibility to work with your personal commitments
  • Professional development days
  • Employee assistance program for all staff
  • The option to purchase additional leave or extend leave at half pay
  • Strong commitment to supervision – so you are always supported

Why Work With Us?

There is unlimited opportunity to develop your counselling/clinical skills within a supportive, multidisciplinary team who strive to be a leading provider of AOD treatment services in forensic services across Victoria. Our teams are diverse, and our roles provide for ongoing growth and development, where no two days are the same!

We are leaders and innovators within our industry, providing unparalleled learning opportunities for our people. Our leaders genuinely care. If you are drawn to work with a team of skilled professionals, and a company that makes real changes in people’s lives, is it time to consider the next chapter of your career with us?

If this sounds like it might be a role for you, please click the "Apply Now" button on this ad and provide an updated resume and cover letter telling us why you think you’d be a great fit.

Please note that candidates may be interviewed and progressed prior to the closing date. If you seek more information, please connect with us via careers@caraniche.com.au, using the subject line: AOD Counsellor - Ararat enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

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