Forensic AOD Assessor, RAPIDS

Forensic AOD Assessor, RAPIDS

Looking for a meaningful new role?  ACSO is looking for a Forensic AOD Assessor, in our RAPIDS program (Responsive Assessment Planning, Intervention and Diversion Service) to undertake specialist forensic alcohol and other drug assessments focusing on assisting clients in contact with the justice system with their journey of recovery. Success as a Forensic AOD Assessor requires you to positively engage with people presenting with complex substance use and associated social problems and providing them with assessment and bridging services.  If you’re passionate about the right to a second chance, innovative in finding solutions, and driven to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a dynamic, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. 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.


This is a full- or part-time position, working from any of our hubs including Richmond, Dandenong and/or Glenroy. It will require travel across Victoria occasionally. The salary for this position is $63K plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options.


  • 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
  • Experience working within the forensic space is desirable but not essential
  • Strong administrative skills including a good level of digital literacy
  • A valid Victorian Drivers’ License, First Aid Certificate and the ability to obtain National Criminal Record and Working with Children checks

To apply please visit our careers website at and provide a copy of your resume, along with a brief covering letter outlining your claims against the selection criteria (outlined in the PD available on our website). Applications close 22 July 2018.

ACSO embraces diversity within its workforce and as such encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island heritage.