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AOD Counsellor

Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health, Victoria’s largest provider of LGBTI health services is now providing Alcohol and Other Drug treatment and support services to the LGBTI community in South Australia, operating from the offices of SHINE SA.

We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced counsellor to join our new Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) team to provide evidence-based counselling interventions to community members experiencing problematic substance use.

As an AOD counsellor, you will work within a harm reduction and trauma-informed framework, using a range of approaches, including brief interventions, counselling, group work, and collaborative treatment planning. As part of a new service team you will also help to establish the service within the broader SA service sector.

Knowledge of HIV, hep C and sexual health is desirable, as is an LGBTI affirmative stance and a genuine interest in meeting the health and well-being needs of our diverse community. Previous experience in AOD counselling and group work will be highly regarded.

Thorne Harbour Health offers a supportive team environment, regular clinical supervision, ongoing professional development opportunities and the opportunity to further develop your skills in working from an LGBTI affirming and sex positive framework.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, see the attachment, or visit thorneharbour.org/about/working-vac/positions-available/

For more information please contact Venetia Brissenden on 03 9865 6700.

Applicants from our LGBTI communities including those living with HIV, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, First Nations people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement.

Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.

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