Published February 17, 2021
Last Modified February 17, 2021
Odyssey House Victoria
195-209 Barried Road, Australia
Job Type
Melton West
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
March 1, 2021

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

AOD Clinician: Counselling and Assessment


  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Join a friendly, supportive team with a flexible workplace culture
  • $60,366 - $77,140 (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience) plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging


Odyssey House is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community. Odyssey House is partnering with Uniting Care ReGen to deliver integrated, person-centred and evidence-based treatment services as the N&W Metro AOD Service, part of the Victorian AOD sector reforms.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?  This position would suit someone with experience in assessment and counselling within the AOD field.

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.  Odyssey House employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The position is offered as a full time (1.0 FTE) fixed term contract to 30 June 2023, with the possibility of extension pending funding approval. The position is primarily based in Melton but work from other sites in the consortium may be required. The key purpose of the position is to conduct comprehensive assessments and provide a range of counselling interventions and group work to assist clients and their families reduce harm resulting from problematic alcohol and other drug use and increase their capacity to effectively manage the difficulties they are experiencing.

A day in the life of this position includes: assessing clients, conducting counselling and group work, progressing client treatment plans and making relevant referrals, liaising with other services to support the provision of recovery and harm reduction treatment, attending clinical reviews and completing case notes and other client documentation.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity because it provides the opportunity to provide therapeutic support and interventions for vulnerable clients and make a positive difference to their lives. If you want to join a friendly, supportive team where no two days are the same and you are mentored and developed, this is the job for you!

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email. Applications close at 9am, Monday 1 March, 2021. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Taran Dhillon, Programs Coordinator, on 0424 361 596, or at

Our commitment to diversity

At Odyssey House we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are now smoke free effective 31 May 2020 for all employees