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Senior AOD Counsellor - Drug Court

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Generous salary packaging with up to $15,900 per annum
  • Full Time, Maximum Term (until 30 June 2023)
  • Melbourne CBD location

About the opportunity

This position is designed to deliver counselling services to the Melbourne Drug Court (MDC) and to interface with the broad range of the North and West Metro AOD partner services.  The position works with clients requiring AOD treatment and support for up to two years as part of a small counselling team. 

The role will also work to reduce AOD related harms to individuals and their families by providing support, referrals, secondary consultation and liaison with other in-house health and welfare providers and the MDC staff and Magistrate.  The position has a focus on assessing and addressing the underlying causes of offending, including support and referrals around welfare and mental health issues

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment)
  • Fulfils requirements for DHHS Accredited Forensic Clinical Drug Assessor.
  • Extensive experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients.
  • Extensive demonstrated clinical experience as an AOD Counsellor.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug us in a respectful, compassionate, positive manner.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Lana Nguyen on 0421 720 606

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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