Grafton Community Engagement Team, Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Drug & Alcohol Clinician – Multidisciplinary Position; Counsellor Lvl1/Lvl2 – OT Lvl1/Lvl2 – SW Lvl1/Lvl2 – Psychologist; Reg. Nurse
Remuneration: $33.97 – $42.81 dependent upon qualifications
Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week
Requisition ID: REQ425883

If you have:

  • Experience in providing drug and alcohol interventions, including, but not limited to, screening, assessment, brief intervention, case management, contributing to treatment and discharge planning, referral, group work and community follow up 
  • A comprehensive understanding of, and demonstrated social intervention experience in the social and emotional needs of patients/clients with alcohol and other drugs issues, such as housing, Centrelink, finance etc

  • The ability to apply professional and ethical boundaries when working with complex situations as part of a multidisciplinary team
  •  Leadership within a diverse range of community settings, with the ability to work autonomously or within a multidisciplinary team

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.

What you’ll be doing
The Community Engagement worker supports engagement in treatment to reduce the impact of problematic drug and alcohol use, prevent relapse, address lifestyle issues to encourage adherence to drug and alcohol treatment goals and to improve the psychosocial status of the person.

Providing assertive follow up to community based referrals, and work to identify and address barriers to accessing treatment as part of a multidisciplinary drug and alcohol team.

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

Applications Close: 21st September 2023



Northern NSW Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time