Published January 14, 2022
Last Modified January 14, 2022
Western Health
Gordon Street, Australia
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Closing Date
January 27, 2022

Job Description

The Women’s Therapeutic Day Program is seeking applicants for a dual role position comprising an AOD Clinician / Clinical Consultant. This position encompasses two dynamic roles. If you like variety and are passionate about working with client’s to provide AOD support this role will enable you to build on your clinical skills.

Firstly, the Women’s Therapeutic Day program requires a highly skilled Drug & Alcohol Clinician to work as a member of a small multidisciplinary team incorporating a feminist framework empowering women to make informed and positive lifestyle changes.   The team works collaboratively to offer a therapeutic environment for women to explore, understand and make changes to their identified substance use.

The Women’s Therapeutic Day Program’s model of care is evidence based, holistic, person centred and recovery focused. Program content includes groups on life skills and relapse prevention, harm minimisation, weekend planning and review, women’s health and referral to additional supports if identified. The program runs for six weeks.

The Women’s Therapeutic Day Program foster a culture of hope, empowerment and values respectful and therapeutic relationships. The program builds on the strengths and resources of individuals to promote autonomy, self-determination and awareness of rights and responsibilities. Service provision is guided by the aspirations, priorities, needs and preferences of each woman in the program. The team is innovative, supportive and provides an opportunity to work with women in their recovery journey.

The additional component to the position requires the successful candidate to perform the duties of an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Clinician/Clinical Consultant; this role operates in partnership with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) Child Protection (CP) branch. The AOD Clinical Consultant role is an exciting opportunity to build/develop court writing skills, support capacity building within DFFH workforce around responses to AOD issues, complete AOD assessments with family members, and providing AOD education and support within a non-judgemental space. The role operates from a Best Interest framework which stipulates that the best interests of the child must always be paramount; this involves exploring parent’s/guardian’s insight into impacts of substance use towards parenting capacity.  This position requires the individual to work well independently, provide AOD consults and training to department staff, and write AOD reports for court.

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.