Published June 11, 2021
Last Modified June 11, 2021
Odyssey House Victoria
349 Bell Street, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 25, 2021

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

AOD Clinician: Counselling and Assessment

(Parental leave backfill position)


  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options
  • Contract to 6 May 2022 (Parental leave backfill position)
  • $64,000 to $77,000 plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits


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 UnitingCare 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 someone with experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services with AOD and/or dual diagnosis clients, and proven ability to work effectively with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate, and positive manner.

What we can give YOU!

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 real flexibility in their work.

Our Workplace Flexibility policy enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too! OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum.
  • Flexible work arrangements including 48/52 purchased leave.
  • A vast array of training and professional development opportunities
  • A progressive workplace culture committed to making your workplace experience an engaging and rewarding one.

The position

This is a full-time parental leave backfill position, offered as a maximum term contract to 6 May 2022. The position is based in Preston.

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.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Possess well-developed planning and organisational skills.
  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Be a team player who is supportive of your colleagues.
  • Be driven by your moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House.

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. Please remember to address your application to Taran Dhillon, Programs Coordinator, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.  Applications close at 5pm, Friday 25 June 2021. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Taran Dhillon at

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV 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.