Family Therapist / Senior Clinician – Youth Drug and Alcohol Service Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl3, Counsellor Lvl 3, Snr Psychologist 
Location: Nepean Hospital 
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications 
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ425519
Applications Close: 03/09/2023

This Position is dependent on Qualifications:

Social Worker Level 3 – ($53.00 – $54.77) per hour 
Counsellor Level 3 – ($53.00 – $54.77) per hour 
Senior Psychologist – ($56.32 – $61.17) per hour 

With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,

working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and

 develop in your chosen career role.



What we can offer you (for eligible employees):


·         Accrued Day Off (ADO) (for full time employees)

·         Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging

·         Novated Leasing

·         Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year

·         Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members

·         Fitness Passport


What you will be doing: 

An exciting opportunity has become available for a talented Family Therapist / Senior Clinician to join the team at Nepean Hospital in a Permanent Part Time Position. The position will work within a multidisciplinary and multi-agency approach liaising with key stakeholders both internal to the Drug & Alcohol Service and NBMLHD, and externally with key government and non-government partners including Department of Human Services, Department of Education, General Practitioners, Department of Justice and Drug & Alcohol residential treatment providers. 
The Family Therapist will engage young people and their families, in brief intervention, case management, and family based counselling interventions within a harm minimisation framework. The core functions of this position are:

  • Provide evidence based family therapy and case management for young people and their families experiencing drug & alcohol issues.
  • Facilitate the development of case management plans in consultation with all relevant parties including addiction medicine specialists and best practice models.
  • Provide referral for young people with drug & alcohol issues to appropriate support services and group work programs.
  • Help develop and facilitate group work programs as required (in conjunction with other services).
  • Provide support for other staff (mainstream drug & alcohol, Youth Sector etc.) in relation to youth drug and alcohol issues.
  • Support education and health improvements initiatives for young people experiencing drug and alcohol issues and develop links and partnerships both internal and external to the Local Health District

If you are ready for the next step in your career, learn more and Apply Now!



An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies. 


About us:

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region. 


NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful. 



Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.

Selection Criteria to be Addressed: 

  1. A recognised qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling or equivalent as deemed by the health service and eligibility for membership with relevant professional.
  2. Demonstrated clinical experience working with adolescents/young people and their families utilising evidence based individual and family focused interventions.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of theoretical frameworks underlying youth and family interventions.
  4. Demonstrated partnership building and negotiation skills with a wide range of service providers and well developed understanding of the interface between services.
  5. Evidence of an advanced level of verbal/written communication skills, analytical and interpersonal skills, and experience with electronic Medical Records, and the ability to apply these skills within a Youth Drug and Alcohol Service setting.
  6. Demonstrated advanced reasoning skills with proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a medically led multidisciplinary team.
  7. Experience in, or commitment to, working with individuals and families from Aboriginal backgrounds and/or diverse cultural backgrounds.
  8. Current Driver’s Licence and willingness



Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time