Published July 29, 2022
Last Modified July 28, 2022
421 South Rd, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
August 13, 2022

Job Description

About Us

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. The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential.

About the vacancy

We are seeking two Clinicians to join our  Frankston and Bentleigh teams. These roles would ideally suit an experienced clinician who has worked extensively with a forensic adult cohort with AOD issues in both individual and group-based programs. This role would join a multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Social Workers and Clinicians in delivering service to a cohort of complex adults who have engaged in offending behavior. The Forensic Clinician will provide seamless and integrated treatment pathways for clients facing complex issues and who are involved in the criminal justice system.

About you

You will have at least 3 years experience in provision of AOD service delivery to complex forensic clients. You will have proven skills in the application of assessment, counselling, treatment planning and discharge planning of forensic AOD clients. You will have knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles. Significant experience working with more complex AOD or dual diagnosis clients, with forensic clients, Child Protection and clients with family reunification orders is essential.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will be a proactive and engaging Counsellor, with specific drug and alcohol experience. Ideally will be tertiary qualified in counselling or social work and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD.

What we offer

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at

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.

Applications close: 13 August, 2022


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