Team Leader – Alcohol and Oher Drugs Counselling (Victoria)

“Team Leader – Alcohol and Oher Drugs Counselling

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Counselling team is a newly created team within the Clinical Services Branch, Organisational Wellbeing Division of Victoria Police aimed at providing an internal counselling option for Victoria Police employees seeking AOD support and counselling. The 2 counsellors within this team will work closely and collaboratively with Work Health Research and Development Branch and the Clinical Services team to ensure a respectful, responsive and appropriate AOD counselling service to all employees of Victoria Police within the requirements of the relevant polices and procedures.

Position Accountabilities
Strategically manage, direct and lead the functions and resources of Alcohol and Other Drugs program, Clinical Services Branch, to ensure effective provision of services and the effective administration of alcohol and other drug contract services.

Provide high level consultancy services and authoritative advice, support and information to senior management on clinical, staff welfare, alcohol and other drug related issues.

Develop and support members of the Clinical Services Branch in a manner that maximises the potential of the team and enables quality alcohol and other drug services.

Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of training and education programs for employees of Victoria Police on alcohol and other drug related issues.

Establish and cultivate professional and pro-active collaborative partnerships and effective communication networks with Victoria Police personnel, relevant external organisations and stakeholders to ensure co-ordination, standardisation and best practice in service delivery.

Develop and maintain processes for the collection and reporting of data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling Program, prepare relevant comprehensive briefings, correspondence and reports in respect to the alcohol and other drug counselling team’s activities and exercise delegations on behalf of the Chief Commissioner.

Initiate Research and analysis in relation to issues relevant to the Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling Program and contribute to appropriate research initiatives within Victoria Police and the wider policing community in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

Ensure the maintenance and monitoring of data and records in accordance with organisational policy and legislative requirements.

This position is located at: 128 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne.
The preferred candidate will be required to undergo security checks which will include fingerprinting.
Applicants should view the full position description at or at where you will also find more information about jobs, working for government and how to apply.

Applicants must address the full key selection criteria for this position, contained at the above websites.
Applicants are advised to upload a statement addressing suitability against the key selection criteria, along with their resume. If you need help applying contact Terri Carr on 9301 6966.

For further information about this position please contact Sally Coates on 9301 6900.”