Published July 22, 2021
Last Modified July 22, 2021
Ballarat Community Health
12 Lilburne Street, 12 Lilburne Street, Australia
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Closing Date
August 4, 2021

Job Description

Part Time - Full Time (0.8 - 1.0 EFT), Fixed Term – 15 months from commencement

A position has become available in our Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Services Team due to funding by the Workforce Initiative in line with Victoria’s Alcohol and Other Drugs workforce strategy 2018 – 2022. Recruitment will focus on building a skilled, available and sustainable workforce that meets the needs of people experiencing substance-related harm in regional and rural Victoria.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and reflective counsellor who has qualifications and experience in Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health to participate in a centralised workforce development program which will include training options which have been developed in consultation with the sector.

We welcome and cater to a diverse client base and are looking for culturally sensitive counsellors whose role will include: 

  • the provision of comprehensive assessments being respectful of client goals and circumstances
  • deliver robust, evidence-based therapeutic counselling interventions, of varying duration and intensity to individuals, families and groups within a recovery framework
  • develop strategies that will assist clients in engaging with the service and facilitate supportive processes at BCH to further enhance client’s ability to engage

As an AOD Counsellor you will work closely with your clients and their families to build strong relationships and rapport, to identify client goals and develop recovery and treatment plans. You will also provide community education and referrals to other BCH programs and health professionals in the region.

About Us

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) provides a broad range of services to the community of Ballarat, with outreach services delivered in the Central Highlands region and beyond. In partnership with the community, we create opportunities and supportive environments which empower people to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, as well as preventing and managing illness.

If you join us, you'll enjoy competitive salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements which include various leave options. We encourage our staff to take advantage of health and wellbeing initiatives and provide a supportive environment where safety comes first.

How to Apply

To access a copy of the Position Description and to Apply for the role please go to

For further enquiries about this role please contact Suzanne Powell, Manager Alcohol & Other Drug Services on 03 5338 4500 or 0400 817 363.

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