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Organisation : The Buttery Ltd

Location : Australia, NSW Regional (Binna Burra NSW 2479)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction, Health – General

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 18 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Buttery Ltd

About the role

The National Redress Scheme facilitates survivors of institutional child sexual abuse to connect with the responsible institution, receive access to counselling and a direct personal response. Our role will be to build awareness of and facilitate better access to the National Redress Scheme for people who are receiving treatment services for substance use disorder from Tweed Heads to the Hunter Valley. Applicants may not be in a Buttery program, but they must be seeking treatment in other Alcohol and Drug programs within the catchment areas.  


About You

Your role is to support participants to access the Redress Scheme and provide counselling support (if required) to those who are accessing the Redress Scheme. This will be done either by telephone, video conferencing of face to face when available. Your networking and negotiation skills will ensure effective services and support are available. You will have a person-centred approach with a strong guiding belief about everyone’s capacity to self-determination with and beyond their current circumstances.


About Us

We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation established in 1973.Through residential and community-based programs, we specialise in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and mental health concerns. Our programs are evidence-based, best-practice and informed by the latest research into addiction treatment. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.


Why Staff love working at The Buttery

  • Brilliant company culture.
  • Opportunity to bring positive change to support people living with addiction and mental health issues.
  • Enjoy six weeks annual leave pro-rata.
  • Generous NFP salary packaging options.
  • Internal opportunities to transfer and work in other programs.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Access to external clinical supervision for direct service staff.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program free to staff and their immediate family. Includes access to an online wellbeing platform, financial and legal advice.

Selection Criteria

A current and valid manual Driver’s Licence is required. A satisfactory current Criminal Record Check, Working with Children Check and First Aid Certificate is mandatory prior to commencement.


  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in community services
  2. Demonstrated experience counselling in AOD, MH or related field
  3. Demonstrated experience providing trauma-informed care
  4. Demonstrated experience providing case management for persons with complex support needs
  5. Demonstrated experience promoting and educating stakeholders and building networks
  6. Demonstrated proficiency using the Microsoft suite, a variety of databases and video conferencing tools such as zoom.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, equal employment opportunity, legislative compliance and workplace health and safety


How to apply

  • Please use each of the seven (7) selection criteria above as a heading and write a brief paragraph under each one addressing it. Unfortunately, applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Applications close

Monday 18th July 2022


Find out more

For a position description, see

For any other queries, please contact

This role is remunerated depending on qualifications and experience between $88 – 90K pro rata inc super with access to salary packaging to increase your take home pay. The role is funded to 30 June 2023.

The Buttery considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s.14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

 The Buttery recognises the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring, and encourages people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and CALD and LGBTIQA+ community members are encouraged to apply.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Counsellors/Case Workers via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #MentalHealth_Counseling
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Health_–_General


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