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AOD Clinician - Counselling & Assessment

Odyssey House Victoria

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  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options
  • Make a difference to people’s lives in a client facing role
  • Above award salary, plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits

Odyssey House is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community. Odyssey House is partnering with Uniting Care ReGen to deliver integrated, person-centred and evidence-based treatment services as the N&W Metro AOD Service, part of the Victorian AOD sector reforms.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life? This position would suit someone with experience in assessment and counselling within the AOD field.

What we can give YOU!

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people real flexibility in their work.

Our Workplace Flexibility policy enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too! OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Flexible work arrangements including 48/52 purchased leave
  • A vast array of training and professional development opportunities
  • A progressive workplace culture committed to making your workplace experience an engaging and rewarding one

The position

The role is a SCHADS level 3 classified role. The position is offered as a full time (1.0 FTE) maximum term contract to 30 June 2023, with the possibility of extension pending funding approval. The position is primarily based in Melton but work from other sites in the consortium may be required.The key purpose of the position is to conduct comprehensive assessments and provide a range of counselling interventions and group work to assist clients and their families reduce harm resulting from problematic alcohol and other drug use and increase their capacity to effectively manage the difficulties they are experiencing.

A day in the life of this position includes: assessing clients, conducting counselling and group work, progressing client treatment plans and making relevant referrals, liaising with other services to support the provision of recovery and harm reduction treatment, attending clinical reviews and completing case notes and other client documentation.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Possess well-developed planning and organisational skills
  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Be a team player who is supportive of your colleagues
  • Be driven by your moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House

More information

The full position description can be found at https://odyssey.org.au/work-with-us/careers-at-odyssey/. Click Apply Now to submit your application. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Taran Dhillon, Programs Coordinator, on 0424 361 596, or at tdhillon@odyssey.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Clinician - Counselling & Assessment enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Our commitment to diversity

At Odyssey House we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.

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