Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist Clinician – Tweed Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Counsellor/Social Worker Lvl 1 or 2; Psychologist 
Remuneration: $56,871 – $105,895 per annum (dependent on qualifications)
Hours Per Week: 38hrs 
Requisition ID: REQ423852

The alcohol and other drug specialist clinician will be working to minimise the harmful effects of substance use on people, by providing and maintaining a high standard of individualised client care through the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Service for patients accessing the service.

If you have:

  • Knowledge and experience of a variety of evidence-based therapeutic counselling approaches in the AOD field applicable to people presenting with complex needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply Trauma Informed Care and harm minimisation principles in the care of people with AOD issues
  • Clinical experience in the assessment of AOD issues, implementing counselling approaches, referral, group work and brief interventions
  • Experience in working in partnership with government services, non-government agencies and the broader community groups
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt work practices to suit circumstances in a diverse range of outpatient and/or outreach settings

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.


  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information, please see
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Mitch Dobbie on [email protected]

Applications Close: 29th August 2023




Northern NSW Local Health District

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Part time