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AOD Counsellor

Organisation : Thorne Harbour Health

Location : Adelaide (Adelaide, Woodville)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, LGBTIQ+, Mental Health

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 24 Jun, 2021

About the role

Thorne Harbour Health, Victoria’s largest provider of LGBTI health services is now providing Alcohol and Other Drug treatment and support services to the LGBTI community in South Australia, operating from the offices of SHINE SA. 

We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced counsellor to join our new Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) team to provide evidence-based counselling interventions to community members experiencing problematic substance use. 

As an AOD counsellor, you will work within a harm reduction and trauma-informed framework, using a range of approaches, including brief interventions, counselling, group work, and collaborative treatment planning. As part of a new service team you will also help to establish the service within the broader SA service sector. 

Knowledge of HIV, hep C and sexual health is desirable, as is an LGBTI affirmative stance and a genuine interest in meeting the health and well-being needs of our diverse community. Previous experience in AOD counselling and group work will be highly regarded. 

Thorne Harbour Health offers a supportive team environment, regular clinical supervision, ongoing professional development opportunities and the opportunity to further develop your skills in working from an LGBTI affirming and sex positive framework. 

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click on the attachment below, or visit

For more information please contact Venetia Brissenden on 03 9865 6700.

Applicants from our LGBTI communities including those living with HIV, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, First Nations people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement.

Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health is a community-controlled LGBTI organisation, governed by our members, and working for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.

For 35 years as the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC), the organisation led the Victorian community’s response to HIV and AIDS.   Our work has now moved beyond Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health is responding to a broad range issues.  Thorne Harbour Health aims to improve the health, social and emotional well-being of LGBTI communities and those living with or affected by HIV, with a particular emphasis on bringing the HIV and AIDS epidemic to an end.

How to apply

Position Description : SA AOD Counsellor PD June 2021

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to using the subject: 'Confidential Recruitment: AOD Counsellor application' via Pro Bono Australia'.

Applications close: Thursday, 24 June 2021.

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.


Please quote in application: AOD Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.



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