Published June 19, 2022
Last Modified June 23, 2022
Odyssey House Victoria
28 Bonds Road, Australia
Lower Plenty
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
July 15, 2022

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

Practice Manager


  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options that enables genuine work life balance
  • Maximise your take home pay with up to $15,900 per annum salary packaging
  • $90,532 to $94,629 pro rata (neg), plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging


Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families, and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. OHV is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs use problems.

OHV’s adult residential rehabilitation program at Lower Plenty provides live-in treatment for individuals, couples and parents with their children (aged 0-12 years old). Operating as a therapeutic community, the values-based program provides a structured environment where up to 143 residents and 30 staff work together to help people make changes and choices on their pathway to recovery.

Who are WE looking for?

We are looking for an experience medical professional with experience in organisational development and implementation strategies, who is passionate about increasing client access to medical and allied health services.

We are very interested in discussing with you, how you may be able to use your skills and experience within OHV to benefit our clients on their journey to recovery. We want to attract the best possible people whose values align strongly with those of OHV. If you want to make a real and profound difference to someone’s life, this could be the role for you.

What we can give YOU!

In return we are committed to offering you an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best by:

  • Providing access to information, skills, and training
  • Enabling work across wider organisational roles and programs
  • Providing ongoing development and regular constructive feedback
  • Providing work that is meaningful and challenging, with career development opportunities through project and secondment opportunities and succession planning

We also believe in giving people real flexibility in their work, and so our Workplace Flexibility policy* enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too, with options of:

  • Flexible Leave including 48/52 Purchased Leave, Study Leave and Sabbaticals
  • Flexible Working Hours and Days including school-oriented part-year hours and monthly RDO’s for full-timers

(*Flexibility agreements will vary based on role requirements).

And OHV employees also have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Access to 24/7 Counselling through our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision sessions for professional development and personal wellbeing

The position

The position is offered as a part time, 0.6 FTE, maximum term contract to 30 June 2024. The role is based at Lower Plenty.

The Practice Manager is responsible for supporting the enhancement and of current medical and allied health services within OHV’s Residential and Community Services. This includes, ensuring financial viability, developing strong partnerships with primary health services and providers, managing the day to day running operations and administration of agency practices embedded within current services and support the development of innovative models of primary health care for clients in rural residential settings.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to self-regulate and self-monitor own behaviours, practice self-reflection at all times, display a commitment to realistically assess own personal strengths, limitations, biases, and effectiveness, and remain open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Be a team player who is supportive of one’s colleagues
  • Be driven by own moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of inclusive practice when working with people from diverse communities, such as cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of intersectionality when working with people from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds

Application information

The full position description can be viewed HERE.

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Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email. Please remember to address your application to Kevin Shanks, Manager People and Programs Development, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.  Applications close at 5pm, Friday 15 July 2022. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Kevin Shanks on 0401 826 097, or at

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations

In line with recent Victorian Government mandatory vaccination requirements for the health industry, and OHV's Mandatory Vaccination Policy, all Odyssey House Victoria staff are required to hold full vaccination status, and effective as of 1 March 2022 also have received the Booster Vaccination. Evidence of such vaccination status will be requested during the onboarding process and offers will be rescinded where such evidence cannot be provided.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.