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Senior AOD Counsellor – Towards Home

Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 4 Aug, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-Time, Maximum Term until 30 June 2023
  • Geelong location

About the opportunity

Towards Home Plus is a multidisciplinary team providing wraparound support to people experiencing homelessness and multiple co-occurring issues. The Towards Home Plus team works collaboratively and dynamically to support rough sleepers into housing options while addressing other health and well-being concerns.

The Senior AOD Clinician role offers an opportunity to work both autonomously and in collaboration with staff across housing, nursing, youth, First Nations and mental health disciplines.

The team offers a holistic, assertive outreach support service to people who are homeless and rough sleepers. It provides intensive, flexible, responsive, client focused support featuring a multidisciplinary team approach with the aim of assisting clients to successfully sustain housing, improve physical and mental health and develop connections within the local community.

You can view the full position description here

About you

To be successful in the role you will have tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, nursing or other relevant allied health discipline, certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work or 4 key competencies in AOD, qualifications in dual diagnosis or willingness to undertake, as well as demonstrated experience working in the AOD and/or dual diagnosis clients.

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication and engagement skills and is able to work decisively and autonomously. The successful candidate should have extensive experience in the AOD sector and in working with people with complex needs. In particular, they will need to have confidence assessing and managing risk across a range of presenting issues/

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Applications close

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Get in touch

Corinn Strating – Supervision Support Coordinator

M: 0427 165 793

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us:

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.

Please quote in application: Senior AOD Counsellor - Towards Home via Pro Bono Australia.


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