Published November 12, 2022
Last Modified November 11, 2022
Thorne Harbour Health
200 Hoddle Street, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 27, 2022

Job Description

This role is your opportunity to join a progressive organisation and great team at Victoria’s largest LGBTIQ+ community-controlled health service. Thorne Harbour Health is seeking a skilled health service professional to join our Alcohol and Other Drugs team in a new role that provides medium to long term AOD Intensive Case Management to members of the LGBTIQ+ community in Inner Melbourne and the Inner West.

This position is an exciting opportunity to help design and deliver community-led, culturally-safe and tailored AOD responses for LGBTIQ+ community members with complex needs. Sitting in a multidisciplinary team and within an integrated community health setting, this role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of both PLHIV and LGBTIQ+ community members. The role works to create positive behavioural change through the delivery of evidence-based therapeutic individual support to AOD clients.

With excellent clinical support, professional development opportunities and a highly competitive salary, this will be a richly rewarding role for the right person. We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement.

A detailed Position Description, including selection criteria, is attached below. Alternatively you can visit our website.
For further enquiries please contact Julia Packard, Acting AOD Program Coordinator (VIC), on 03 9865 6700 or
Members of the LGBTIQ community, people living with HIV, 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.
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 using the subject: ‘Confidential Recruitment: LAICM application via VAADA Jobs.
Applications close Sunday, 27th November 2022.

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.
Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Key Selection Criteria


  1. Tertiary qualification relevant to case management practice, for example Social work, and eligibility for membership of a relevant governing body (such as the AASW).
  2. Either Certificate IV in AOD, AOD key competencies, or willingness to undertake within 12 months of employment.
  3. Current driver license

Skills and experience

  1.  Experience working as a Case Manager and/or Care and Recovery Coordinator in the AOD sector in an outreach role.
  2. A developed knowledge of current public AOD treatment service providers in Victoria, including access requirements.
  3. Experience and competence in the provision of assessment, risk management, treatment planning, and discharge
  4. Commitment to recovery-oriented approaches within a harm minimisation framework, acknowledging and building on people’s own resilience and
  5. An interest in and willingness to work with people from LGBTIQ+ communities, including people living with HIV in a non- judgmental and respectful
  6. Highly developed oral and written communication, organisational and administrative/reporting skills.