Lead a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of practitioners in delivering LGBTIQ+ and HIV+ affirmative alcohol and other drug treatment across Victoria. As a leading LGBTIQ+ community-led organisation, Thorne Harbour Health’s AOD program delivers peer and therapeutic group work, counselling, case management and sector training alongside our family violence and general counselling teams.
This role holds clinical oversight of two team leaders who manage the operational work of the team and brings a strong focus on sector linkage and capacity building, training and development and advocacy for better outcomes LGBTIQ+ and HIV+ people who use drugs.
To be considered for the role you must have:
- a relevant tertiary qualification in health or community work, such as social work, psychology, or counselling
- a Certificate IV in AOD or equivalent, or willingness to undertake within the first 12 months of employment
- membership of a relevant professional association (e.g., AASW, AHPRA, APS)
We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development.
For a detailed position description including selection criteria, click on the attachment below or visit our website.
For further enquiries please contact: Lucy Burnett, AOD Program Manager on 9865 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those with past-lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues, and people living with a disability and from CALD backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to apply
Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to email@example.com
Applications close: Thursday, 5th October 2023.
Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.
Thorne Harbour Health is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that we carry out working with children, police records and reference checks for all roles.
Key Selection Criteria
- Relevant tertiary qualification in health or community work, such as social work, psychology, or counselling
- Certificate IV in AOD or equivalent, or willingness to undertake within the first 12 months of employment
- Membership of a relevant professional association (e.g., AASW, AHPRA, APS)
Skills and experience
- Sound ethical leadership skills that support a productive team environment, including skills in change management.
- Demonstrated competence in service planning and quality improvement processes, including service monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
- Knowledge and application of relevant therapeutic frameworks and practice, for example, motivational interviewing, harm minimisation approaches, trauma-informed approaches, strengths-based work, cognitive behavioural therapy, family inclusive practice, and peer-led interventions.
- Experience and competence in the design and delivery of face-to-face individual, family, or group counselling involving a diverse client group.
- Highly developed oral and written communication, organisational and administrative skills, including report writing, and managing data submissions.
- Demonstrated experience in both clinical and operational supervision.
- Experience in advancing external partnerships, with service providers and other stakeholders, to enhance care pathways and build sector capacity.
- A knowledge of and interest in working with people from LGBTIQ+ communities, and people living with or at risk of HIV, in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
- Design and delivery of professional training.