Published November 23, 2022
Last Modified November 23, 2022
Barwon Health
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Closing Date
December 18, 2022

Job Description

  • Great work/life balance! Permanent Part Time – 64 hours per fortnight
  • Work days negotiable between Monday and Friday 0830-1700
  • Provide discipline specific assessment & intervention to DAS consumers

About the facility

DAS provides clinical treatment and harm reduction services for people seeking assistance with their substance use. We provide comprehensive assessment, counselling, non-residential withdrawal, brief intervention and bridging support, and care co-ordination for people seeking treatment for their substance use.

DAS is located in central Geelong in newly refurbished offices and is in close proximity to University Hospital. The location provides great access to the Geelong shopping and arts precinct, the Geelong Waterfront and public transport. To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

About you

  • Degree in Social Work from an accredited course
  • Eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • At least 7 years’ experience, possessing specific knowledge and work experience, as per EBA classification
  • Demonstrated skills in the assessment, treatment and care of people with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and/or complex mental health and psychosocial needs
  • Sound knowledge of the ethical, theoretical and practicable foundations and principles applicable to Social Work in a community setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience sufficient to lead the professional development of others

About the role

As the Senior Clinician Social Worker, your primary objectives will be:

  • Providing discipline specific assessments and interventions for DAS consumers
  • Providing clinical and line management leadership within the team in collaboration with the Manager and Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Contributing to service quality improvement
  • Providing discipline specific supervision to staff and students

What we offer

  • 5 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Access to 24/7 employee wellness facility
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast
  • 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. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, 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 via email at

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.