Published July 29, 2022
Last Modified August 3, 2022
Barwon Health
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Closing Date
August 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Provide clinical leadership and recovery oriented care for people seeking assistance for moderate to severe substance use concerns
  • Contribute to service quality improvements within DAS and across MHDAS
  • Join an enthusiastic team with strong support from management and AOD psychiatrist
  • Permanent Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight (Part time negotiable)
  • Located in Geelong VICTORIA. $5k relocation bonus for successful interstate applicants

About the role

The senior clinician role at Barwon Health's Drugs and Alcohol Service (DAS) provides leadership to our highly skilled AOD clinicians in collaboration with the Manager and DAS psychiatrist. This role seeks to foster strong working relationships with our consortium partners and internal and external services. Further, this position facilitates a culture of professional growth and service improvement with the team.

About the facility 

Barwon Health Drug and Alcohol Service (DAS) provides treatment and harm reduction services to people wanting to access services regarding their substance use. We provide comprehensive assessment, counselling, non-residential withdrawal, brief intervention and bridging support for those seeking treatment for their substance use. DAS has a range of harm reduction services including providing the needle and syringe program, naloxone training and provision, opioid replacement assessments and linkages to prescribers, Hep C screening and treatment, overdose support and education.

DAS is located in central Geelong in newly refurbished offices and is in close proximity to University Hospital Geelong. The location provides great access to the Geelong shopping and arts precinct, the Geelong Waterfront and public transport.

About the culture

DAS team are very passionate about the work they do. They are highly experienced and dedicated to providing evidence informed practice and ongoing service improvement for consumers and their families seeking assistance with their substance use.

What we offer

  • Central CBD location & a convenient commute from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness facility
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits! (Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments / Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure)

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Applicants for this role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon health immunisation policy 

Key Selection Criteria

Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Essential: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology (including endorsement to practice as clinical or forensic psychologist)
Essential: Current registration with discipline specific governing body.
Essential: Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
Essential: Please describe your supervision and /or Leadership Training and experience
Essential: Relevant years' experience as per discipline specific EBA requirement
Essential: Describe your skills and experience in the assessment and treatment of people with substance use and co-morbid mental health disorders in a community setting
Essential: Describe your working knowledge of Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles, Family Inclusive Practice Principles, Trauma Informed Care; and your capacity to implement these
Essential: Describe your experience with participating in organisational change and/or service development