Published July 29, 2022
Last Modified July 28, 2022
421 South Rd, Australia
Closing Date
August 13, 2022

Job Description

Senior AOD Counsellor

  • Make a difference to the lives of people
  • AOD Counselling experience with mandated clients essential
  • Experience running therapeutic groups highly regarded
  • Hours negotiable

About TaskForce

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports.

About the position

TaskForce now has an exciting opportunity for an experienced part time or full time AOD Counsellor to join this client centred team, based in Bentleigh. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus - with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

About you

You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have at least 3 years experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles.  You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence based therapeutic techniques.  Ideally you will also have experience running therapeutic groups.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will have tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling or related field and be equipped with a Certificate iv in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

What TaskForce Offer

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, visit our website at where there is a detailed position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at

Applications close on 13 August 2022.

People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

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