Published July 16, 2021
Last Modified July 16, 2021
Odyssey House Victoria
28 Bonds Road, Australia
Job Type
Lower Plenty
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
July 30, 2021

Job Description

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AOD Therapist


  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options
  • Make a difference to people’s lives in a client facing role
  • $65,594 to $70,332, plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits


Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV 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.
The Therapeutic Community (TC) is a long-term residential program. The TC is a 143-bed treatment facility that works with clients to establish healthier relationships, promote personal change and support them in their recovery journey.
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?
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 positions

The position is offered as full time, maximum term contract to 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based at the TC in Lower Plenty (with a secondary location at Head Office in Richmond).
The key purpose of the AOD Therapist position is to support the Clinical Team Leader in delivering programs and standards, model clinical best practice, and promote TC values amongst the staff group, residents and their families.
A day in the life of this position includes engaging with clients in group therapy sessions, case management, client intake and assessment, working alongside Clinical Team members in supporting client understanding and decision making, meeting with team members to discuss client needs, program delivery, completing client records and participating in activities with clients and their children.
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 include your CV and a cover letter, addressing your application to Cristina Francioli, Clinical Team Leader and ensure you respond to the key selection criteria. Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 29 July 2021. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Cristina Francioli, Clinical Team Leader, on 03 9420 7647 or
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.
All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees