Published August 11, 2019
Last Modified August 12, 2019
Central Bayside Community Health Services
335 Nepean Highway, Australia
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
August 23, 2019

Job Description

About the role

  • Permanent Part time (EFT 0.8)
  • Parkdale/Chelsea
  • This will be accomplished by working as a member of integrated health teams, with a focus on providing goal directed care that promotes clients’ recovery, wellness and active participation in decisions about their care. Counsellors are required to assess, counsel, treat, educate and refer clients and their families using best-practice treatment strategies. The position will be expected to operate across sites and other necessary venues as directed.
  • Benefits
    • Easy street parking
    • Access to public transport
    • Salary Packaging
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Access to supervision and learning opportunities
    • A supportive and developing team
    • Click on the Position Description link below to view the full Position Description details.

      How to Apply

    • All application require an up to date resume to be submitted along with a cover letter.

      To successfully apply for this position you will be required to attach a copy of your qualifications within the application process on our website

      For a confidential discussion contact George Robinson - General Manager Primary Health - 8587 0310

Key Selection Criteria

Your Contribution Includes

  • Provide drug and alcohol counselling and therapeutic interventions to people presenting with substance use and co-occurring mental ill health issues within a harm minimisation framework and utilise motivational interviewing as an overarching framework of practice with a focus on CBT interventions that target behaviour change
  • Utilise the Department of Health endorsed suite of tools including the comprehensive screening and assessing tool and conduct comprehensive assessments as per program/clinician guidelines
  • Develop and review regularly treatment plans to meet the individual needs of the client and monitor the effectiveness of outcomes and report as required
  • Ensure that clients have exit and post treatment support plans in place
  • Work in accordance with individual performance targets achieving Drug Treatment Activity Units (DTAU’s)
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic drug and alcohol interventions to clients linked with the Criminal Justice system to provide appropriate information back to referral sources regarding client attendance and progress, and complete all written requirements in a timely manner


Skills and Experience

  • Certificate IV in AOD essential
  • Counselling qualification or its equivalent is essential
  • Minimum tertiary level qualification in the relevant field
  • Forensic fundamentals desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions with AOD clients with complex and multiple needs desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in Community Health and AOD counselling is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of counselling to people with problematic substance abuse issues including Dual Diagnosis
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the psychosocial issues affecting people with problematic substance abuse issues
  • Proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner
  • Demonstrated understanding of community-based interventions for reducing alcohol and drug related harm