Published May 2, 2021
Last Modified May 3, 2021
Barwon Child, Youth & Family
25 Gordon Avenue, Australia
Geelong West
Closing Date
May 14, 2021

Job Description

The Linkages and Brief Interventions Clinician will play a key role in enabling access to the appropriate service type from referral sources in other service areas of BCYF and external organisations, to the BCYF Odyssey Barwon and Barwon AOD service platform. As such, this role seeks to maximise the opportunities for client engagement of this platform, so will typically be involved in bridging and assessment, as well as adding value to satellite service systems such as BCYF Family and Community Services.

This role is partly funded via the Western Victorian Primary Health Network to provide Specialist Family Interventions for families and individuals affected by substance use. It is also partly funded by Stepping Up with a focus to provide assessment for clients in the state wide AOD service system.

Key Selection Criteria


  • Relevant health and or welfare tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, AOD or other relevant area of study desirable.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or completion of the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment)
  • Demonstrated experience in using advanced therapeutic skills when working with families who present with complex issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of harm minimisation orientated treatment and prevention of AOD problems
  • Demonstrated understanding of care planning, case management and crisis intervention with people who present with AOD and other complex issues
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work across different service types and program areas
  • Satisfactory outcome of a confidential Police Check and Working with Children Check.
  • Possession of a current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.


  • Trauma informed training and/or experience
  • Understanding of Family Inclusive and Sensitive Practice