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AOD Practitioner - Bendigo

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest providers of alcohol and other drug services. We offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). We work to a modern, evidence based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed by clicking here.


We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive Alcohol and Other Drugs Practitioner to be part of the NAODS Non Residential Counselling and CRC Team. You will provide counselling, liaison, support, case management and a range of interventions to assist in improving the health & wellbeing for individuals, family members and significant others experiencing alcohol and other drug related harms.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Evidence based interventions are delivered in line with client centred treatment that aligns with AOD training and qualifications according to complexity of the client and family needs within a recovery framework
  • Case management support is provided to clients in accordance with TSA case management models and standards of practice
  • Individual treatment plans are developed in collaboration with clients and include a range of interventions that address the needs or goals of clients
  • Strong and effective relationships are built with clients and their families, to assist client through treatment using family inclusive interventions

Reporting to the Non-Residential Alcohol and Other Drugs Team Leader this position is located in Bendigo.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a full time position, 38 hours per week fixed term to 31 December 2022.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 5.


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or related discipline
  • Minimum qualification Diploma Community Services
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • AOD Skillset or willingness to undertake within the first 12 months of commencing employment
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background


Nelly Rees on nelly.rees@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Practitioner - Bendigo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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