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Counsellor – Alcohol and Other Drugs

Advertiser: Link Health and Community3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (10 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
29 Nov 2018
Melbourne, Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Link Health and Community (Link HC) supports people in our community by providing a range of health and support services, such as GPs, Dentists, Allied Health and counselling as well as Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) as a Community Partner of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We are located in the east and south-east suburbs of Melbourne and eastern Victoria.

The principle objective of this position is to provide assessment, counselling and group work to individuals and/or families experiencing issues relating to AOD.

You will work with clients and their families to identify client goals and develop recovery and treatment plans. You will also provide community education and referrals to other services as required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the delivery of clinical interventions in a community setting with AOD clients with complex and multiple needs including Dual Diagnosis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the psychosocial issues affecting people with problematic substance abuse issues.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner.
  • A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients.
  • Demonstrated ability in group facilitation.
  • Proficient information and communication technology (ICT) skills particularly the use of electronic client management systems and electronic health records.


  • Certificate IV in AOD essential
  • Bachelor of Social Work, or equivalent
  • Current Forensic Accreditation.


  • Police Check, both National and where applicable International. 
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Relevant credentials for the position.
  • Professional Association Registration (if required for the position).
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

Link HC is a child safe and equal opportunity employer that actively complies with all relevant legislation and guidance.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a culturally diverse background and people with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.

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To apply please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience.

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