Aboriginal Outreach Clinician: Intensive Support Program

  • Leading AOD Community Services Organisation
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options
  • Make a difference to people’s lives in a client facing role
  • $63,992.76 to $76,000, plus superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging benefits

What we give YOU!

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people real flexibility in their work. Our Workplace Flexibility policy enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too! OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Flexible work arrangements including 48/52 purchased leave
  • A vast array of training and professional development opportunities
  • A progressive workplace culture committed to making your workplace experience an engaging and rewarding one

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a driven clinician, passionate about implementing opportunistic and brief therapeutic interventions including motivational interviewing, CBT and other treatment modalities in order to support clients and their family members change harmful behaviours. Are you someone who will strive to help clients increase their capacity to manage the problems they are experiencing? If so, this could be the role for you!

The position

The position is a full time, maximum term, 18-month contract based in Footscray and servicing the north west and south west AOD catchments.

The key purpose of the Aboriginal AOD Outreach Clinician: Intensive Support Program position is to work closely with the Aboriginal AOD counsellors to provide assertive outreach support and high-quality harm minimisation support to Aboriginal clients, women from the Dame Phyliss Frost Centre attempting to access residential rehabilitation services, and other community clients, through either a case management or brief intervention service delivery model. We strongly encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to apply for this position.

A day in the life of this position includes: undertaking AOD assessments, assertive outreach, completing referrals, working collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans and goals, researching and implementing individualised harm minimisation strategies, case notes, participating in care team meetings, consultation with the outreach coordinator, attending clinical review meetings and other relevant meetings.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. For more information, please download our safety screening information.

Application information

Download the full position description before applying. This document contains key selection criteria that you will need to respond to in your cover letter. Applications will only be accepted via the application link below. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close at 9am, Wednesday 16 June 2021. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Mishma Kumar, Outreach Coordinator on 0435 656 550 or at mkumar@odyssey.org.au.

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