Employment opportunity, ACSO: Forensic AOD Clinician

Posted to ENEWS for Olivia Fitzgerald on behalf of ACSO.

Looking for a meaningful new role?  ACSO is looking for Forensic AOD Clinicians to undertake specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessments focusing on assisting clients in contact with the justice system with their journey of recovery. 

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP. We’re an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prisons. It’s our goal to reduce re-offending and our mission is to help people transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them from re-offending, and intervene to divert others from committing crime.


Forensic AOD work involves conducting specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessments and counselling, professional report writing, and formulating treatment plans. It also includes liaison and consultation with treatment providers, courts – specifically CISP, Adult Parole Board, Community Correctional Services and other parties on issues relevant to the client group.

There are full- and part-time positions available, and there will be the opportunity to work from ACSO’s Richmond office, and various court locations. As part of a wider team with diverse and specialised skills and experience, you will have practical and expert advice available to support your learning and continued professional development. The salary for this position is $63K – $68K plus superannuation and generous NFP salary packaging options.

We’re looking for someone who will bring a passion for helping clients to the role, along with a strong belief in humanity and the basic right each of us has, to a second chance. The successful candidate will be ethical, self-motivated and committed to helping others achieve their goal.


  • A minimum Certificate IV level qualification in AOD or a related field 
  • Prior experience in assessment for clients with substance abuse problems
  • Prior experience working with clients presenting with complex needs and at-risk behaviours
  • A strong sense of personal accountability, resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Strong administrative skills including a good level of digital literacy
  • A valid Victorian Drivers’ Licence, First Aid Certificate and the ability to obtain National Criminal Record and Working with Children checks

To apply please visit our careers website at www.acso.org.au/work-us/ and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close 19 July 2018.