Published December 3, 2019
Last Modified December 5, 2019
Grampians Community Health
70-72 Hamilton Street, Horsham, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 31, 2020

Job Description

Horsham Victoria

Part time 15.2 hours per week

$27.38 to $35.02 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience

The AODTS Practitioner provides an efficient, effective and quality service for people to minimise the harm associated with substance use and misuse by assisting people to develop informed safe sensible behaviour towards drug use (legal, illegal, and prescribed drugs). At times this may require liaising with staff of Police, Courts, Department of Justice and other justice organisations.

You can be more than part of your community - be someone making a difference for people in your community

Grampians Community Health offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and is seeking qualified and experienced professionals looking for a rewarding career, who are passionate about their work and committed to improving the lives of members of the community

  • Rewarding career opportunities
  • Great country lifestyle
  • Generous salary packaging
  • ATO Remote Housing Allowance (for eligible place of residence)

How to apply for a position

Go to to download the position description

For further information on this position call Caleb Lourensz on 0353587400

Note: applications that do not address the key selection criteria will not be considered for interview

To be considered for an interview all applications must include:

  • A written letter of application
  • Separately addressed key selection criteria
  • Current resume
  • Current referee list (including relationship to referee)

Completed applications for vacancies must be forwarded by 12pm of the closing date to:

Key Selection Criteria


  • As per Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines, minimal skillsets to work in AOD sector.
  • New workers entering the sector without relevant qualifications must obtain a specialist qualification in alcohol and other drugs or addiction at the Certificate IV level or higher to be eligible to work in an alcohol and other drug service funded by the department.
  • New workers entering the sector who have a health, social or behavioural science tertiary qualification are required to undertake four core induction competencies or complete a specialist qualification in alcohol and other drugs or addiction at the Certificate IV level or higher.


  • Experience in working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams in community health settings.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with ACA, APS, AASW.

Demonstrated skills, experience and/or understanding of:

  • Addictions, the principles of harm minimisation, and the principles underlying the A&OD service sector in Australia.
  • Specific AOD interventions, therapeutic support and case management.
  • Forensic AOD work.
  • Complex AOD and mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail with well-developed administrative and organisational skills to effectively manage high volumes of work and determine priorities, meet targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Well-developed organisational skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of computer software, including Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills that enable effective and appropriate communication with a broad range of people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to positive workplace cultural and practices.

 Licences and registrations

  • Current Victorian driver licence
  • Current National police check (less than 3 months old)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Disability Worker Exclusion check

 Personal attributes

  • Ethical and inclusive
  • Self-disciplined
  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Flexible and resilient