Published January 8, 2022
Last Modified January 19, 2022
Uniting VicTas
351 Bell Street, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
February 3, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, Maximum Term (until December 2022)

About the opportunity

Catalyst is a rehabilitation program for people who have experienced problematic alcohol and other drug use. It is for clients who have completed a withdrawal and need a period of intensive therapeutic support to prevent relapse and maintain their changed behaviour.

We are seeking an experienced Senior AOD Counsellor to join our team in our innovative national award winning program. By joining our multi- disciplinary team, you will have an opportunity to further develop your clinical skills with a diverse group of participants both as an individual counsellor and group facilitator. You will assess the suitability of clients referred to the program and facilitate the intake and assessment process in collaboration with intra and inter service providers

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Experience working with AOD or dual diagnosis clients.
  • Demonstrated experience providing drug and alcohol assessment and counselling activities
  • Demonstrated experience providing drug and alcohol assessment and counselling services

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Thursday 3 February 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact James McGregor, Team Leader Catalyst Programs on 0435 399 328

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated Knowledge and some experience with case formulation, development of Individual Treatment Plans and discharge planning.
  • Capacity to facilitate a range of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, including group interventions for families and significant others.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge and some experience in the application of Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients with alcohol and other drugs dependency in a harm minimisation framework.
  • Well-developed communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Capacity to develop collaborative and productive working relationships with intra and inter service providers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to contribute in formal intra and inter service program development and evaluation activities.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to maintain file records and data collection processes as required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to appropriate supervision and professional development.
  • Current Australian Driver’s License.