AOD Counsellor – Sale Latrobe Community Health Service


 Located in Sale, full-time, permanent

  • Join a not-for-profit health care provider who is getting back to what matters
  • Support the social and emotional health needs of clients and the community
  • Total remuneration package of $103,856 per annum including superannuation and the full optional benefit of salary packaging.

At Latrobe Community Health Service you’ll be part of a positive and passionate workplace. We’re dedicated to providing you with career opportunities through work that is rewarding and meaningful within the community.

Our integrated service model means you’ll provide your specialist expertise as part of a holistic solution for patients. Knowing that co-morbidity is often an impediment to effective patient outcomes, you’ll experience a greater sense of satisfaction in knowing your expertise is combined with others to achieve better patient outcomes. We recognise co-morbidity is an issue, and that better community health outcomes are achieved by treating the whole person, not simply isolated conditions. We structure our operations to combine the variety of allied health, social, community and medical services our communities need.

Reporting to the Clinical Lead Counselling Practice, the AOD Counsellor is part of the AOD treatment suite and works to support a multidisciplinary approach to AOD and Mental Health care. The incumbent is responsible for delivering timely, holistic and culturally safe AOD assessments utilising the DHHS-endorsed assessment tools. Assessment treatment can be conducted via face to face, Video Conferencing and telephone modalities, and requires timely throughput of referrals to treatment. The role will also include brief intervention as required.

The AOD Counsellor will have relevant expertise and contribute to monthly reporting and monitoring of key performance indicators and targets under the direction of the BHP manager.

To be successful, you will require;

  • Tertiary qualification (or near completion in a relevant health profession/discipline including social work, psychology, counselling, mental health nursing and occupational therapy.
  • Completion of (or willingness to complete) the minimum four AOD core modules within six months of commencement.
  • Registration or eligibility for membership with relevant profession/discipline body (if applicable).
  • A broad understanding of the AOD service system within Victoria and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Current Victorian driver licence.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Latrobe Community Health Service complies with infectious disease control and immunisation requirements under legislation. This position is classified as a Health Care Worker B. Evidence of immunisation history and any mandated government vaccinations e.g. COVID 19 must be provided prior to confirmed appointment unless otherwise medically exempt (evidence of medical exemption must be supplied).

For more information please contact Lisa Smith, Acting Manager Behavioural Health Programs on 5136 5244.

At Latrobe Community Health Service we want to help you get back to what matters. To see the full position description and to apply, click the Apply Now button.

We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment. We are partnered with Job Access and pledged to Soldier On. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a lived experience of disability and service personnel and their families to name a few. We will make reasonable adjustments when required. We are a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and an Employee Working with Children Check before we can make any offer of employment.



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