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AOD Clinician – Harm Reduction, Overdose Response

Organisation : Banyule Community Health

Location : Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Banyule Community Health

We pride ourselves on our supportive attitude and culture, built on our core values of Dignity, in everything we do, Quality, matters, and it takes Passion. We celebrate diversity and welcome all and pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

Our Wellbeing and Support team members are passionate about what we do and we make a significant difference to our clients' health and well-being.

About the role

                                            Heidelberg West and Greensborough locations


  • Part-time position 22.5 hours per week (additional EFT possible- centre based AOD counselling and/ or Care and Recovery Coordination positions available for suitably experienced applicants
  • Clinical Supervision and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Supportive team-oriented environment
  • Generous Salary Packaging


Banyule Community Health is looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Harm Reduction Clinician to our BCH community.

This is a great opportunity to work in a professional and supportive team-based environment alongside other experienced and passionate staff in the Wellbeing and Support Program.

The position is 22.5 hours per week, with the potential of additional hours for a suitably experienced applicant. You will work from both our West Heidelberg and Greensborough sites.


Your motivation, interpersonal skills, and harm reduction knowledge will see you excel in this role as you:

  • Provide harm reduction and overdose prevention advice, undertake client assessments, provision of information and training (including for families and signifcant others), counselling, brief intervention and care and recovery work for those with more complex needs
  • Work in a highly collaborative manner with Uniting ReGen who are leading this initiative
  • Strengthen established partnerships with AOD treatment, harm reduction and Needle & Syringe Programs and provision of Naloxone training
  • Manage the ordering, organising and delivery of the Needle & Syringe program at Banyule Community Health
  • Contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the overall performance of the Harm Reduction and Overdose response program
  • Work with your team and other BCH staff to develop and deliver innovative, flexible, and responsive services to meet the needs of the community


What you will need:

  • Proven ability to work with a range of people and organisations in a non-judgemental and respectful manner
  • Sound knowledge of the AOD sector, dual diagnosis, harm reduction and overdose prevention initiatives
  • Excellent organisational, time management and administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a culture within a team that is productive, professional, collaborative, and flexible
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of assessment and treatment services
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of community-based interventions for reducing AOD related harm, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies
  • A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or other relevant allied health discipline, or considerable experience and training in the AOD sector
  • Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, or at minimum have completed the 4 core competencies

How to apply

For enquiries, call Emily Pegg on 0437 542 345

Please submit a cover letter with your application, outlining how your knowledge skills and experience match the key selection criteria for this role - Hit Apply Now and submit your application through the website 


Banyule Community Health will be advising you of the applicable mandated vaccinations required for this role. Our workforce is also proudly fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for everyone and meets the current Child Safe standards.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia. We warmly encourage people from diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply.

Applications Close: 05 Jun 2022

Please quote in application: AOD Clinician - Harm Reduction, Overdose Response via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction


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