Published May 25, 2023
Last Modified May 26, 2023
Star Health
79/81 Fitzroy St, Australia
Job Type
St Kilda
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
June 9, 2023

Job Description

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Worker

Permanent Part Time ( 0.8 EFT) (Interview will be scheduled immediately after shortlisting)

Job Reference No VAC1232

  • Positive Team Culture
  • Great opportunities to develop professionally
  • $71,000 - $75,000 plus superannuation plus salary packaging

Join our AOD team providing State funded services in the Bayside catchment.

The AOD Worker within the Central Intake & Assessment team will provide a wraparound service to clients who access services at BHN sites and Access Health.

The role will be responsible for the provision of AOD Intake, Assessment, Treatment planning, Care Coordination, Brief intervention, and Counselling support to clients. The role will be the first point of contact for clients, family members, GP’s, and other service providers, including providing information, support and facilitating access to the Victorian drug treatment system.

The role will also include the provision of wait list support to clients awaiting access to AOD treatment, and information and referral to generalist community supports for clients not eligible and/or ready to access the AOD treatment system. Central to this role is a thorough understanding of the AOD Assessment process, Drug treatment system and the ability to quickly engage and build rapport with clients via telephone and face-to-face service delivery.

The AOD worker will focus on removing barriers to access by working flexibly with people experiencing homelessness and who are seeking AOD treatment and support.

Access Health is a busy drop-in Primary Health Care Service for people experiencing homelessness and the role will be placed to provide an opportunistic and flexible response to this client group. This role will be based at Access Health, Grey Street, St Kilda, VPC Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, and provide Outreach to clients as required.

What makes BHN Tick?

Better Health Network (BHN) encompasses more than 22 locations and has over 800 staff work in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver health and disability outcomes. BHN is a responsive and agile community health service, providing a wide range of healthcare, social support, disability, and welfare services for all members of the community.
BHN provides services spanning all periods of life including specialist childhood, youth, and aged care services. In achieving its vision of health and wellbeing for all, BHN is guided by our distinct service principles which include working with people and communities to achieve their health goals, understanding the context in which people live their lives, providing friendly, affordable, and holistic service.

We welcome applications from community members with your Curriculum Vitae listing at least two referees and a cover letter no longer than two pages addressing the following:

  • your values alignment
  • your skills and experience in clinical governance
  • your key skills and expertise against the relevant criteria listed above.

Applicants must address the Key Capabilities – Essential within the covering letter and complete our application form directly from the Star Health website at

Please note that prior to any commencement of employment, pre-employment checks must be complete. These will include reference checking, a national criminal history and right to work check, proof of vaccinations and a working with children check.

For information about the role, please contact Anna Fitzpatrick , Alcohol and Other Drugs Integrated Services Coordinator on 03 9525 1300 or email the Alcohol and Other Drugs Integrated Services Coordinator

Key Selection Criteria

Ideally, you will possess:

·       Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health- related area (e.g. Social Work). Applications from peer workers with equivalent qualifications will be highly regarded.
·       Demonstrated experience and skill in the provision of assessment, risk management, and treatment planning within the AOD treatment system.
·       Skills and experience in working with people who experience co- occurring issues.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of the AOD service system and the range of treatment options.
·       Understanding of harm minimization including harm reduction.
 ·      Current drivers’ license.