Alcohol and Drug Counsellor – Graduate (501260) Department of Health


Alcohol and Drug Services – North

The Allied Health Professional – Graduate position is designed for a university graduate who has successfully completed a University Degree in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work within the last 1- 3 years. 

The individual will be:

  • Trained in all areas of this multidisciplinary Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) service. 
  • Expected to gain sufficient competency to be able to work independently as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS). 
  • Guided to deliver a high-quality alcohol and other drug treatment service in accordance with relevant Government Legislation and Regulations, Primary Health Care Principles, ADS policies, procedures and protocols and relevant professional competencies.

The role:

  • Provide a comprehensive, evidence-based clinical assessment, treatment and assertive case management service to clients, and families/carers, who have issues with alcohol and/or other drugs.
  • Undertake clinical documentation in line with organisational and professional requirements, including preparation of requested treatment reports.
  • Participate in ongoing quality assurance programs, including the development and implementation of specialised alcohol and other drug psychosocial treatment programs.
  • Contribute to the effective functioning of the ADS North multidisciplinary team.

Note: – Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed Term, full time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as possible until 3 July 2024

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Mental Health Services – North


$64,072 to $98,027 per annum + 10.5% superannuation 

  • Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $724 per annum for the ability to accrue fund up to five years
  • Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Registered with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or
  • Degree in Social Work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or
  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Current Driver’s Licence

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the “Apply” button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.

Please note:

  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For more information 

Tiana Bean
Acting Team leader, ADS North
03 6777 1234
[email protected]

To apply for this role, please go to and look for vacancy number 501260.

Applications close:  Monday 28 November 2022 at 11:55pm

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