Published October 12, 2020
Last Modified October 12, 2020
Level 2, 452 Flinders St Melbourne, Australia
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Closing Date
October 25, 2020

Job Description

AOD Clinician – Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Program

(Full time, fixed term until June 2021)

Enjoy the benefits of working with a growing organisation offering career development, flexibility and an attractive annual salary package (including leave loading and superannuation). 

The Role:

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of AOD Clinician – STAR program who has demonstrated experience supporting adults and families with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) concerns by offering high quality, therapeutic support and guidance.  VincentCare Victoria and The Salvation Army work in consortia to operate the STAR program across the Inner North and North West Catchments. The program aims to reduce AOD related harm to individuals and their families by providing an integrated and holistic service response through Counselling and a Care and Recovery outreach approaches. The STAR AOD Clinician will support clients in both counselling and outreach Care and Recovery Coordination case management across the Inner North and Northern Community Hubs. This position is fixed term until the end of June 2021 (subject to ongoing funding).

The role offers a varied and exciting opportunity to not only provide counselling support for a unique cohort, across multiple service sites, but facilitate therapeutic group interventions, outreach case management and work collaboratively with key stakeholders.


Utilising evidence-based, person-centred clinical frameworks and modalities the STAR program assists clients to establish achievable goals and create realistic recovery plans that are individualised and empowering. Ultimately, the program supports and encourages people to identify their own self efficacy and achieve sustainable change, taking independent control of their recovery journey.

VincentCare Victoria:

VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.


Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 

Inner Melbourne Community Hub provides a range of accommodation and support services, including crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol case management, and adult outreach. 

Working with VincentCare:

A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:

  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. 

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available at

Please submit your application through our website at

Phone enquiries may be made to Danielle Harley 0437 864 306

Applications close:COB 25 Oct 2020

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.

The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Key Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications – a principle discipline, Cert IV AOD/mental health competencies and relevant experience in AOD sector (required)

 Experience - Essential

  • Knowledge and capacity to implement comprehensive AOD interventions
  • Experience in assisting clients to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Knowledge of and the capacity to apply relevant therapeutic frameworks.

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Knowledge of the Alcohol and Other Drug sector
  • Knowledge of health and other treatment services relevant to the client group
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small team and contribute to consistent, yet innovative work practises.
  • A positive approach to work and a capacity to recognise and deal appropriately with challenging behaviours.
  • Ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to self and others in both outreach and service based capacities.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage people experiencing complex issues
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidenced administrative accuracy and detail, including timely data entry
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence is required