Published October 1, 2019
Last Modified October 8, 2019
Stepping Up
25 Gordon Ave, Australia
Job Type
Geelong West
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
October 21, 2019

Job Description

  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Flexible working environment

The Stepping Up Consortium is a not for profit agency built on the strengths of three organisations: Odyssey House Victoria, TaskForce and Youth Projects. Stepping Up provides locally integrated, person centred, and evidence based treatment to those whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Our vision is to be the leading provider of quality, innovative and high impact services for clients with complex needs at the intersection of the addiction, disability, mental health, unemployment and justice sectors.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a committed team player who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. Someone who will strive to help clients and staff achieve their full potential, and share in the collective responsibility to make a difference in the community.

What we offer

You will be joining a vibrant team of skilled individuals who support each other and share their expertise. The culture at Stepping Up promotes flexibility with negotiable working hours, and an optional monthly rostered day off. We are also committed to learning and development and allocate a personal budget for professional development.

The position is offered with salary packaging benefits. We want to attract the best people and are prepared to negotiate terms and conditions to ensure appropriate opportunities are provided to people willing to make a difference.

The position

We are currently advertising for an AOD Team Leader based in Barwon.

The team leader is a flexible role responsible for the day to day operations of the Day Program, the outreach team and the family reunification clinicians. The role also acts as the second in command to support consistent and high quality services in Barwon.


To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter addressing any four of the key selection criteria to using the subject line: Barwon Team Leader


Applications close 5pm Monday 21st October 2019.

For more information contact Michael Sillekens, Regional Manager on 0434 338 152.

Key Selection Criteria

1) Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology,
Counselling, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, AOD or other relevant area of study
2) Certificate IV in AOD or completion of the core competencies (or able to complete within
the first 12 months of employment- see Appendix A).
3) Experience providing supervision to clinical staff
4) Experience building and maintaining high functioning, cohesive and collaborative teams
across multiple service sites
5) Experience in the provision of group therapy, assessment and counselling services
(preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients)
6) The ability to exercise problem solving thinking in an independent working environment
7) Ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other
service providers
8) Proven ability to work with a range of people (including specific client groups such as
Aboriginal, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Forensic clients) in a nonjudgmental and respectful manner