Published June 4, 2024
Last Modified June 4, 2024
Anglicare Victoria
Job Type
Closing Date
June 18, 2024

Job Description

• Limited Tenure 5 days per week until late May 2025
• Based in Werribee with flexible working (based on program need)
• Delivering a broad range of community adult based Alcohol & other Drug treatment


Your role:

Anglicare Victoria delivers in partnership with Odyssey House Victoria and UnitingCare Regen a broad range of community adult based Alcohol and other Drug treatment across South West Melbourne. We provide Assessment, Counselling and Care & Recovery Co-ordination. The program is co-located with Odyssey House Victoria and the position will be supported by the clinical Coordinator of the South West Melbourne catchment as well as the Anglicare Team Leader and leadership team.  In this current role you will be providing AOD counselling and assessment.


What you need to know:

  • A salary at SCHADS level 5 which equates to around $94,000 plus super.
  • Flexible through the increments up to 5.3 (dependent upon experience)
  • 38 hours per week, please reach out for details.
  • Site based at our office in Werribee.
  • We take the Health and Wellbeing of our people seriously offering a Well Worth It! Program, EIP and EAP.
  • Access to discounted health insurance as well!
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace for you to feel safe, acknowledged and included.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, we will support you to progress your career with a dedicated L&D team.
  • A workplace with Rainbow Tick Accreditation and DCA Inclusive Employer recognition.

What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”. 


Ready to take the next step:

Could you please apply for the role before Tuesday 18th June.

For a Detailed Position Description please take a look here: Download File Alcohol & Drug Counsellor PD AOD E AW5 122022 V1.1 (2).pdf

To apply for this position all you need to do is click apply wherever you are and attach a resume and a brief cover letter that describes your motivation to work as an AOD counsellor.

The advertisement is only meant to be an overview, for all the details on what makes this such a great opportunity or to ask questions contact Terese Cunnigham via email at using the subject line: "Job enquiry-AOD Counsellor Werribee"


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria, and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.

Key Selection Criteria

About You:

  • Highly developed knowledge and experience in working with practice models of contemporary counselling approaches in the alcohol and drug field.
  • Understanding of the principles of harm minimization and approaches to the treatment of AOD substance use including relapse prevention.
  • An understanding of how to work with mandated clients and/or individuals that have experienced trauma or been involved in the justice system.
  • Ability to advocate for and promote best practice in AOD services.
  • Highly developed communication skills (written and oral) to manage both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to listen, problem-solve and resolve conflicts through well-developed conflict resolution skills.


Preferred qualifications: 

• Tertiary qualifications to Bachelor or Diploma level in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or Behavioural Sciences or equivalent.



• Alcohol and Drug specific qualification or Dual Diagnosis competencies.