AOD Practitioner Allied Health – Corrections Victoria

JOB DESCRIPTION

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in an exciting field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

AOD Practitioners provide a range of services for people who meet eligibility for criminogenic AOD services, including screenings, assessments, intervention programs, and related tasks, in line with service requirements. The AOD Practitioners support the clinical team in the delivery of criminogenic alcohol and other drug (AOD) services statewide, including screenings, assessments, intervention programs, and related tasks, in line with service requirements.

The role will include opportunities to contribute to ongoing research and training on the assessment and treatment of relevant service users.

This role may require travel and the delivery of after-hours services.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Facilitate/co-facilitate clinical intervention programs for people who offend, as required.
  • Administration of assessment tools where required.
  • Complete comprehensive case notes in a timely fashion using the departments information systems.
  • Complete treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to show:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of/understanding of the link between AOD use and offending.
  • Experience working with Forensic AOD and/or dual diagnosis clients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills delivering individual and/or group work interventions including ability to manage group dynamics and behaviour.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in addition to strong administrative and documentation skills.

How We Support and Reward You

Our work can be demanding so we offer comprehensive training and support.

  • A specialised induction program for new client-facing staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
  • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
  • Mental health and wellbeing care – essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
  • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ongoing professional development including research program and study leave opportunities.
  • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum qualification in Certificate or Diploma IV AOD, Community Services, or
  • A relevant qualification in social work, a related human services discipline, criminal justice or criminology with work experience in related field (desirable). 
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence is required.

This is a unique group you won’t get access to anywhere else which is why we need practitioners who are not only driven by complexity but have optimism for change. Apply now!

 

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Allied Health - Corrections Victoria

Job Salary

Earn $72,751 - $88,336 + superannuation