Published July 22, 2021
Last Modified July 21, 2021
Odyssey House Victoria
202-208 Nicholson Street, Australia
Job Type
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Closing Date
August 6, 2021

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

Senior AOD Clinician: Forensic Group Programs, Counselling & Assessment


  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Work within a culture committed to supporting a dedicated values-led workforce
  • Make a difference to people’s lives in a client facing role
  • $75,656 negotiable, plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits


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. Odyssey House is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use problems.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a committed team player who enjoys working in a dynamic clinical environment involving group work, counselling interventions, and inter-service cooperation.  Are you someone who will strive to help clients achieve their full potential and share in the collective responsibility to make a difference in the community? If so, this could be the role for you!

What we can give YOU!

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 real flexibility in their work.

Our Workplace Flexibility policy enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too! OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum.
  • Flexible work arrangements including 48/52 purchased leave.
  • A vast array of training and professional development opportunities
  • A progressive workplace culture committed to making your workplace experience an engaging and rewarding one.

The position

The position is offered as a full time, maximum term contract until 30th June 2023, based in Footscray.

The Senior AOD Clinician: Forensic Group Programs, Counselling and Assessment is responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members to change harmful behaviours resulting from problematic alcohol and other drug use through individual and group programs. The key purpose of the position is to reduce harms and increase a client’s capacity to effectively manage the difficulties they are experiencing. The Senior AOD Clinician is also responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and guidance to other clinical employees.

A day in the life of this position includes Providing high quality engagement, assessment, treatment, and support services to both community based and forensic clients through evidence-based, therapeutic counselling and group work.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have excellent attention to detail.
  • Relevant health and or welfare tertiary qualification e.g., in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences or working towards completion of relevant qualification.
  • Possess well-developed planning and organisational skills.
  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Be a team player who is supportive of your colleagues.
  • Be driven by your moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House.

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. Please remember to address your application to Abbie Lewis, Team Leader: Counselling & Forensic Group Programs, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.  Applications close at 5pm, Friday 6th August 2021. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Abbie Lewis on 0407 466 512, 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.

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