Senior Counsellor Hope Community Services Inc


About the Role:

Are you a Counsellor with a passion for AOD and mental health? Are you looking for a senior role in an alcohol and other drugs team?

  • As the Senior Counsellor for the Goldfields Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (GCADS) you will work within a harm reduction framework to develop individual treatment and support plans to address concurrent comorbidities, in collaboration with clients, and other clinicians involved in their care.
  • As Senior Counsellor you will oversee the Counsellor/Educators and will also carry a case load working with clients to engage them in the service, providing education on the impact of drug and alcohol use, harm minimisation and treatment options.
  • As Senior Counsellor you will provide, trauma informed clinical care, brief interventions, and case management in collaboration with the client seeking to address drug and alcohol use and comorbid mental health issues.
  • The Senior Counsellor role will work in collaboration with the General Manager to support and guide the Counsellor Educators to ensure respectful support and effective interventions to people who experience alcohol and other drugs/ mental illness.
  • As the Senior Counsellor you will be working together with stakeholders at an organisational and community level in the Esperance region providing information and facilitating referral pathways, to resolve risk factors to mental health and wellbeing.

About you:

  • You will have leadership qualities and experience with working therapeutically with clients in a range of mixed modalities.
  • You can reflect and improve on your own practice through keeping up to date with evidence-based interventions for AOD and mental illness.
  • You will show a commitment to Hopes values and working safely. Being a person who is has a person centred, strength-based perspective and empowerment approach will see you do well in this role.
  • The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in counselling, education, behavioural/social sciences, health/mental health or approved equivalent, as well as experience working in the AOD or Mental Health sector.
  • You will need to demonstrate that as a Senior Counsellor you have developed an understanding of the complex needs of clients who experience co-occurring AOD as well as the physical, mental, legal, and social impacts of alcohol and other drugs.

This role requires the following clearances:

  • National Police Clearance (no older than 3 months)
  • Working with Children Check,
  • Current unrestricted WA Driver’s licence 

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Srijana Baisyet on 63926310, quoting Ref No. 1126407.



Hope Community Services Inc

Job Salary

Full time