Current Vacancies

AOD Counselling and Assessment

Apply Job no: 506118
Work type: Full Time Limited Tenure
Location: Western Suburbs
Categories: Community Development

  • Join our successful team & help change the lives of people in your community.
  • Generous NFP salary packaging benefits available.
  • Full time - 38 hours per week limited tenure until December 2021, Werribee Office.

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults.  Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower.  We offer a comprehensive network of high quality services that seek to ensure significant improvements in the life experiences of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

The AOD Clinician (Counselling & Assessment) works within a dynamic AOD & Youth Services team who are part of the South West Melbourne AOD catchment and work extensively with other specialist external stakeholders. We work to reduce AOD related harms to individuals and their families by conducting assessments and providing a range of counselling and care and recovery interventions. 

This position plays a critical role in the provision of effective AOD treatment through comprehensive assessments and counselling including linking clients and their families to other appropriate service types and supporting the provision of holistic, wrap-around services, according to the complexity of client and family needs within a recovery focused framework.  The program is co-located with Odyssey House Victoria and the position will be supported by the Clinical Co-ordinator of the South West catchment as well as the Anglicare Team Leader and leadership team.  

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Demonstrated experience in AOD assessment, treatment planning, & counselling.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to develop client treatment plans (collaboratively with clients) and manage clients in accordance with those plans as well as undertaking therapeutic interventions in groups, and with individuals.
  • A current drivers licence.For a detailed position description click here:

For a detailed position description click here: Download File West Region - AOD Clinician - Counselling & Assessment.docx.pdf

Please Note:  It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application.  You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Terese Cunningham, Team Leader on 9731 2500.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate.  We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


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