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Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2020

About the role

Brief Intervention Program (AOD) Counselling & Support Worker

(Full-Time: Fixed-Term Contract) 

Enjoy the benefits of working with a growing organisation offering career development, flexibility and an attractive annual salary package. 

The Role: 

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of Brief Intervention Program Counselling and Support Worker.

The key function of the Brief Intervention Worker is to provide brief interventions to men and women accessing the Homelessness Resource Centre and residents in accommodation units at Ozanam House who are experiencing AOD issues. The program provides clients with opportunistic engagements consisting of harm reduction, education and information, counselling support, group work, peer mentoring, recreational activities, assistance with navigating the AOD sector functions, and facilitating pathways to AOD, health, and support services. The role reports to the Senior Worker of the program. 

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. 

Selection Criteria: 

  • Has AOD qualifications & direct experience in the delivery of early intervention strategies working with  people experiencing dependence challenges;
  • Has experience providing AOD counselling to clients
  • Experience working with highly marginalised clients in a crisis setting (desired)
  • Has  experience  navigating the AOD service system;
  • Works within a person-centred and harm minimisation approach;
  • Has the ability to work  collaboratively & contribute to a positive team culture;
  • Has highly developed written, verbal & interpersonal skills;
  • Has strong administrative and computer skills. 

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed and seperate 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 Justin Bennett Acting Manager Health and Treatment on 0427 251 434  

Applications close: Friday 7th August 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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare

How to apply

Please quote in application: Brief Intervention Program Counselling & Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.



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