Published November 7, 2019
Last Modified November 8, 2019
Odyssey House Victoria
28 Bonds Road, Australia
Job Type
Lower Plenty
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 21, 2019

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

 Practice Nurse

Therapeutic Community - Lower Plenty


  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Share the positive outcomes of a person’s journey to recovery
  • $73,225 - $81,710 plus super (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience)
  • Full-time with generous salary packaging and leave loading


Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community. The Therapeutic Community (TC) is a long-term residential program. The TC is a 143-bed treatment facility that works with clients to establish healthier relationships, promote personal change and support them in their recovery journey.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home. OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The position is offered as a full time, fixed term contract to 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. Some flexibility in work hours can be negotiated and we are willing to consider job share proposals.

The position is based at our Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty.

The key purpose of the position is to ensure that best practice clinical and health care processes are applied in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction for people living in the residential facility.

A day in the life of this position includes co-ordinating the day to day operations of the medical office, arranging medical appointments, liaising with medical professionals, administering medication, monitoring urinalysis screens and sourcing health education information for residents.

Why apply?

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and diverse team, working to coordinate patient care with other health professionals, and provide ongoing prevention and health promotion to adults and children in residence at the TC.

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at  Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 5pm. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Jessica Walshe on 9430 1801.

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.