Senior AOD Clinician Bridges Health & Community Care

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Organisation

Since 1997, Bridges Health & Community Care Ltd. (BHCC) has assisted thousands of people to move beyond the isolation and stigma of mental illness and addictions to live a meaningful existence with a sense of purpose.  We deliver a range of programs throughout rural and regional Queensland, supported by professional staff committed to our practice principles of recovery, “No Wrong Door” and exceptional customer service.

Bridges Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation & Treatment Service (DARTS) offers a comprehensive therapeutic drug and alcohol service for both youth aged 12 years plus, and adults. It includes counseling, withdrawal management, psychosocial interventions and day rehabilitation program. We also assist families and carers who may have difficulty coping with their loved ones’ problematic drug or alcohol issues.

About the Opportunity

Bridges Health & Community Care currently has positions available across the Wide Bay / Burnett region, in our Hervey Bay, Maryborough or Bundaberg offices, for experienced Drug & Alcohol Clinicians to join our multidisciplinary team.  Flexible working arrangements are available.

In this role, you will be providing evidence based interventions for individuals with drug and alcohol issues, and family members impacted by someone else’s use. Your role will include counseling, case management, care coordination, brief interventions, day rehabilitation services and crisis support, psycho-education, referrals to residential rehabilitation or other AOD services. 

Travel to outreach clinics across the Wide Bay region and/or other BHCC sites may be required. A company vehicle will be provided for this purpose.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering evidence based psychological and psychosocial AOD treatments in a range of settings;
  • Improving the family functioning, social connectedness and life skills of people who misuse substances;
  • Delivering an evidence based day rehabilitation program
  • Providing one-to-one support and interventions, relapse prevention and ongoing assistance to improve psychosocial and family functioning;
  • Ensuring client files are maintained as per statutory compliance requirements; and
  • Promoting the Bridges DARTS services to gain broader community awareness.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in the health, social or behavioural science field and have experience working with individuals with drug and alcohol issues
  • Minimum of five years experience working in a drug and alcohol treatment setting, and experience working with all types of licit and illicit substances and co-morbidity.
  • Innovative engagement strategies and strong collaborative relationships with the health and community sector will be vital.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply harm minimisation practices in the treatment of people with AOD issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct client assessments and prepare treatment plans based on those assessments.
  • Ability to provide evidence-based brief interventions for people who misuse alcohol and other drugs and for family members impacted by someone else’s use.
  • Ability to provide evidence-based clinical practice for people with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis.
  • A good understanding of community resources, treatment services and referral networks would be held in high regard
  • Well developed IT and computer skills, including the use of databases.

A requirement prior to commencement is to currently hold and maintain:

  • Current working with children check (Blue Card)
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Current Queensland Open Driver Licence
  • The right to work in Australia

About the Benefits

Bridges Health & Community Care Ltd understand the critical importance of their employees in the success of the organisation and as such are always on the lookout for talented, like-minded individuals to join their team.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll receive an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as salary packaging options to further enhance your take-home pay. 

You will be joining a culture that is dedicated to helping you succeed. Ongoing training and professional development is available to help you grow, and flexible working arrangements are negotiable to ensure that you maintain a great work-life balance.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to support an organisation that assists vulnerable and marginalised members of the community. If you think you have what it takes to join the Bridges team then we want to hear from you – apply now!

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • an up-to-date resume including two recent referees;
  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and requirements of the role.

Applications close at 5pm on 21 August 2023.

For confidential enquiries about the role, or to request a copy of the Position Description, please contact Bruce Bryan on [email protected]

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close the position if suitable candidates are found sooner than the closing date.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Bridges Health & Community Care

Job Salary

Full time