Published January 6, 2022
Last Modified January 6, 2022
Ballarat Community Health
12 Lilburne Street Lucas, Australia
Job Type
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Closing Date
February 1, 2025

Job Description

Full Time 1.0 EFT, Fixed Term until 30th June 2024

  • Competitive Salary Packaging Benefit of up to $15,900 per FBT year
  • Support from experienced team members and leaders

Support people in the community to make positive and lasting changes in their lives

About the program

The Making a Change (MAC) Program has been funded by DHHS to enable local, rural and regional community access to Alcohol and Other Drug day rehabilitation.

The MAC program aims to:

  • Facilitate behaviour change interventions to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful substance use
  • Assist clients to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic substance use
  • Support people primarily living in the Grampians regions, but is open to others
  • Provide successful interventions in a non-residential setting

BCH is the lead agency in the Grampians region for the MAC program which it operates in partnership with Grampians Community Health (GCH), Ballarat Aboriginal and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) and Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC).

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Facilitator to work closely and collaboratively within a small team to deliver the eight week Making a Change Program in the Ballarat area up to 4 times a year.

It is expected that each group will have 15-20 clients. The role includes working collaboratively with the broader BCH AOD team, other treatment providers and relevant services to ensure the case management and pre and post support needs of participants are met.

You will play an integral role in developing a regional team culture and in the promotion of the integrity of the program including consistent processes including intake, treatment, exit and evaluation.

Qualifications and Experience

The role requires a flexible, self-motivated person with excellent communication skills, the ability to work autonomously, prioritise tasks, engage with a range of stakeholders and align with BCH values in their work.

Applicants should have:

  • At least 2 years' experience in the AOD field is desirable
  • A minimum Certificate IV in AOD and Mental Health and/or relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Mental Health, Welfare Work or other related field.
  • Previous experience in program facilitation, generalist casework, counselling and group work would be desirable
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of group processes and group dynamics
  • Proven skills in the application of assessment, collaborative care and development of individual treatment plans (including exit planning skills)
  • Knowledge of current alcohol and other drug interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients with co-occurring disorders including AOD, Mental Health and Acquired Brain Injury

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.

If you share our values of respect, integrity, optimism, courage, resilience - don't delay. Be part of something special. Apply now.

Applications close 25th January 2022