First listed on: 16 January 2023

AOD Counselling and Recovery Clinician & Family Drug Support Worker

  • Full-Time position, Fixed Term internal secondment until 30th June 2023
  • Various locations, Footscray, Collingwood and Glenroy
  • Generous Salary Packaging up to $15,900 p.a. and a further meal entertainment package of up to $2,650 p.a.
  • Family friendly and hybrid working arrangements available
  • Option for 1 ADO per month

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. We are committed to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

This position sits within the AOD Cluster which aims to improve the health, wellbeing, housing, and social outcomes of people who use alcohol and other drugs and/or those experiencing homelessness in Inner North West of Melbourne, through a human rights approach to health care which reduces harm, is trauma-informed, consumer directed, holistic, recovery and strengths-based.

This fast-paced position provides access to relevant psycho-social and mental health supports through the delivery of recovery-oriented, evidence-based, and therapeutic counselling interventions.

The AOD Counselling and Recovery Clinician & Family Drug Support Worker will also provide support for the family members and significant others of those who use drugs and/or alcohol. Support is delivered in person or over the phone to either individuals or to groups.

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

Your daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Complete Comprehensive AOD Assessments with clients using the DFFH Comprehensive AOD Assessment Tool completed in appropriate timeframes to meet targets.
  • Provide recovery-oriented, evidence-based, and therapeutic brief intervention and counselling services to individuals
  • Provision of individual therapeutic support and family integrated therapy
  • Provision of a client-centred and responsive service that caters for population and cultural diversity, with targeted support provided to marginalised communities, including young people, CALD, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities

What cohealth offers:

  • Salary packaging to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation)
  • Reimbursements of professional memberships, professional education, and specific work-related equipment through salary packaging
  • A generous rewards program to access discounts with a myriad of retailers
  • Free staff Immunizations and Vaccines
  • Novated Leasing and e-Bike Leasing
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

About you:

  • Degree level tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work or similar, and have eligibility to join the relevant professional body. Other appropriate tertiary qualifications may also be considered
  • Sound knowledge of the health and social issues for people who use alcohol and drugs such as blood-borne virus prevention, pharmacotherapy treatment, stigma, and discrimination
  • The ability to assess client need and develop a care plan to support and assist their navigation of health and other community services within cohealth and externally
  • Maintains hope and role models a positive outlook even during challenging times
  • The ability to establish respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries with consumers, staff, and partner organisations

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Andrea Calleja -

To apply for this job go to:
& enter ref code: 6221312.

Applications close 28 January 2023.


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