Counsellor, Alcohol and Other Drugs Toora Women Inc

JOB DESCRIPTION

COUNSELLOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS

Full-time Monday to Friday, 76 hours per fortnight. 

ACT Community Sector MEA Level 5/6 – $88,760 to $101,250 per annum, plus super and salary packaging

 

ABOUT TOORA WOMEN INC. 

Toora Women Inc. supports women with complex issues who have experienced past or present trauma, such as: 

  • domestic, family and sexual violence 
  • mental health issues 
  • drug or alcohol dependency 
  • homelessness or needing support to stay out of the homelessness system  
  • time in ACT Corrections. 

 

Our current domestic violence, homelessness and AOD health treatment programs range across a variety of settings, such as, crisis, transitional and head tenancy accommodation, day programs, counselling and outreach support. This allows Toora to provide wrap-around trauma-informed care within an integrated service system. We deliver these complex services within a human rights and gendered framework. 

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The AOD counsellor will work within a small counselling team to provide a quality service to women with complex needs. The AOD counsellor will provide specific recovery-oriented counselling to women experiencing substance dependencies, and as such must be confident working within these populations. Individual counselling sessions will provide support to women with complex issues who have experienced past or present traumas such as: the impact of their own or another’s drug and alcohol use, mental health issues, domestic, family and sexual violence, along with supports around homelessness or needing support to stay out of the homelessness system, and women in the ACT corrections system.

 

The counsellor is bound by a code of ethics, good practice and confidentiality and is required to attend regular clinical supervision and an ongoing program of continual professional development.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND CAPABILITIES

  • Counselling and case management skills
  • Understanding of AOD, sexual assault, domestic violence and issues of cultural difference
  • Network and community liaison skills
  • Group work skills
  • Communication and report writing skill
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate gendered perspective within counselling frameworks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to build strong relationships with colleagues and clients
  • High levels of personal integrity and committed to living our organizational values everyday.
  • Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft office applications 

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling equivalent;
  • Certificate IV AOD (or willingness to complete)
  • Minimum 3 years counselling experience working with traumatized populations.
  • Possess a valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration and a satisfactory National Police Check.
  • Possess a current driver’s license and be willing to drive.

 

CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION

For additional information please contact the Toora Clinical Services Manager Annabelle Jeffries via email at [email protected].

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to the Toora Recruitment team via email at [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 7th August 2023

 

Women only applicants please as per section s 34(1) of the Discrimination Act 1991. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and CALD women are encouraged to apply.