Published September 14, 2021
Last Modified September 14, 2021
TaskForce Community Agency
421 South Rd, Australia
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Closing Date
September 30, 2021

Job Description

  • Every day you get to make a difference to someone's life
  • Work for a respected not for profit in a multidisciplinary team
  • Supportive & inclusive culture, full and part-time opportunities, flexible hours

About TaskForce

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

About the position

TaskForce now has an exciting opportunity for a full or part time AOD Counsellor to join this client centred team, based in Bentleigh. The focus of these roles is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus – with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

About you

You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles. You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence based therapeutic techniques.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. Ideally you will have qualifications in psychology, counselling, health or welfare, social work or nursing and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

What TaskForce offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), and training and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, visit our website at where there is a detailed position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at  Please specify your preferred location.  Applications close on 20 September 2021.  

TaskForce values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

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