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Counsellor - Alcohol and Other Drugs


Who we are

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.

Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we're one of the nation's leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.

About the Counsellor - Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) role

If you enjoy variety in your day, and working closely with other service delivery professionals, you might be exactly the person we're looking for! In this role you will work to support individuals and their families within the surrounding regions of Ipswich by providing accessible, high quality, therapeutic AOD counselling, and associated health services to work towards reducing AOD related harm and promoting recovery.

This position will work on a part-time (4 days per week) basis until 23 December 2022, with a view to extend.

What you'll be doing

As Counsellor you will be required to undertake a number of activities including but not limited to:

  • Providing high quality engagement, assessment, treatment and support to individuals who access the AOD Program including counselling, case management, relapse prevention, brief intervention and group work.
  • Offering a welcoming, hopeful, empathic, strength-based, family-inclusive, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, culturally appropriate, and co-occurring capable service.
  • Building on and maintaining referral and feedback pathways with local General Practitioners, Mental Health Services and other Health, Welfare and AOD providers.
  • Coordinating care with other health and social services.
  • Maintaining up to date case notes and progress notes including Trak Care.
  • Engaging the community and promoting the service is also an element of the role.

Who you'll be working with

The Counselling Clinician - AOD will work in a lively workplace alongside a team of professional, progressive and passionate counsellors that assist clients to meet their individual goals. This may include harm minimisation or abstinence-based therapies using a range of cognitive behavioural techniques.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in the Counsellor - AOD role you will have:

  • Experience in the provision of counselling to both voluntary and mandated clients experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance-use related disorders is essential.
  • An understanding of the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector and the ability to work with clients to achieve the goals they set for themselves.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification/s in Mental Health, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing and/or AOD related field (degree or higher). Minimum qualification Diploma AOD.
  • Completed or completing competencies in dual diagnosis.
  • Strong connections within the community.

What we offer

EACH offers all staff benefits by offering:

  • Work arrangements that flex to you to allow for a positive work-life balance.
  • Opportunities to grow and develop.
  • Internal professional development calendar.
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
  • Professional clinical support and supervision.
  • Generous Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 free income tax per year AND up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals and entertainment.
  • Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

Next steps

We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. When you 'Apply Now' you will be redirected to our Career Centre, where the Position Description is available.

Please attach a cover letter with your resume on application.

If you'd like more information about the position, please contact Peter Lupton, via email at Peter.Lupton @ each.com.au using the subject line: Counsellor - Alcohol and Other Drugs enquiry via EthicalJobs or on 0455 081 942.

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may commence prior to the close date so do not delay your application.

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