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Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician

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Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 23 Aug, 2019

About the role

AOD Clinician

(Glenroy, Fixed Term – Full Time)

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 and The Salvation Army work in consortia to operate the STAR (substance treatment and recovery) program across the Inner North and North West Catchments. The aim of this service is to reduce AOD related harm to individuals and their families by providing an integrated service response. The primary aim of the AOD Clinician working from a holistic approach towards development of a recovery plan focussing on addressing problematic substance misuse and promoting health/wellbeing and social connectedness. In addition, assisting clients to identify own self efficacy and achieve positive outcomes that can sustain positive, ongoing behaviour change, improving quality of life. 

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. 

Northern Community Hub provides integrated services in the community housing sector, along with family violence services, case management services and youth outreach services. 

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. 

Selection Criteria:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, and /or extensive experience (For example Bachelor Degree) (required)
  • Certificate IV Community Services (AOD) or 4 core AOD competencies (required)
  • Further qualifications in another discipline or specialist area (For example Graduate Diploma) (desired and preferred)
  • Experience working in and knowledge of the Alcohol and Other Drug and community services sector.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and an ability to provide a high level case management response to people experiencing substance use issues, including the ability to access and integrate specialist supports as required.
  • A broad understanding of relevant Primary and Allied Health services, Alcohol and other Drug Treatment services, Mental Health services, Employment, Education and Training options and affordable housing. 

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 Nicole Thompson, Manager Health and Treatment Services on 0428 746 817.

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday, 23 August 2019

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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD 2019 - Star AOD Clinician

Please quote in application: Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician via Pro Bono Australia.


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