Published November 21, 2022
Last Modified November 23, 2022
Goulburn Valley Health
121 - 135 Corio Street Shepparton, Australia
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 24, 2022

Job Description

Goulburn Valley Health have been very fortunate to secure funding to establish and provide a short-term recovery   Sobering Service as part of  the Victorian Government’s Public Intoxication Reform Trial. The objective of sobering service is to provide and maintain a safe and caring environment in which intoxicated (from alcohol and other drugs) people can sober up.

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Clinician - Public Intoxification Response Service is responsible for
providing high quality, evidenced based care and support for people accessing the Sobering Service. The
AOD Clinician will provide:
• Monitoring and support to participants through the sobering up process
• Provide care and community support interventions to a high standard
• Offer safe, short-term access to amenities and clinical supervision that supports a safe sobering
• Facilitated access for the participant to appropriate alcohol and other drug treatment options or
support services
The Sobering Service will operate from Thursday evening through to Monday afternoon and be staffed
across the 24 hours.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Clinician - Public Intoxication Response Service will report directly to
the Program Manager Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Essential : Commitment to the GV Health Values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Ethical Behaviour and ability to exhibit behaviour which reflects our values.
  • Essential : A qualification in Welfare work or equivalent with a minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Essential : Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to problem solve and act calmly with confidence in challenging situations
  • Essential : Experience working in and knowledge of the Alcohol and other Drug sector with a broad understanding of relevant primary and community services
  • Essential : Demonstrated understanding and implementation of appropriate procedures and strategies to deal with people in crisis i.e., intoxication, overdose, psychosis, anxiety, duress, reaction to trauma, family violence, suicidal or threatening behaviour etc.
  • Essential : Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision making, advocacy and negotiation skills with a flexible approach to demand management and problem-solving challenges
  • Essential : Experience of delivering services to people from diverse backgrounds including culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQA+ and first nations communities
  • Essential : Competent computer skills at an intermediate level, specifically Windows based packages
  • Desirable : Qualifications or experience in alcohol and other drugs, mental health, other relevant clinical experience
  • Desirable : Knowledge of current statutory requirements including relevant awards, OH&S and Public Intoxication Reform etc.
  • Essential : Demonstrated ability to work within a team and maintain respectful, collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Essential : Current Victorian Driver's Licence
  • Essential : A satisfactory National Criminal History Record Check, Victorian 'Employee' Working with Children Check and completion of a Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration will be required from prospective candidates prior to commencement of employment. Do you agree to completing these requirements?
  • Essential : Evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza