Jobs: Alcohol and Drug Clinician (NSW)

Alcohol and Drug Clinician

Applications Close: 5:00 P.M. Friday 13 May 2011

Location: St Vincent’s Hospital- Darlinghurst Campus Sydney NSW

Part time, 3 days per week fixed term – No shift work or penalties involved. Commencing May 2011 till 30th June 2012.

The St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service require an experienced Alcohol and Drug Clinician to work in the Stimulant Treatment Program. We require a counsellor with extensive experience in counselling and case work with alcohol and drug dependent people, to work specifically with those experiencing significant issues related to their stimulant use.

Key responsibilities
To conduct psychosocial, mental health and welfare assessments for patients from diverse groups including people who identify as GBLT
To provide specialist, strengths-based counselling services
To deliver a stepped care approach to treatment
To provide assessment, counselling and support to a small group of patients on prescribed substitution medication

Essential Criteria
Relevant post graduate qualification and association/registration in same
Evidence of extensive experience in counselling and/or specialist alcohol and drug work
Demonstrated experience in the assessment & management of clients with drug & alcohol problems
Knowledge of harm reduction approach to drug & alcohol problems & willingness to work within this framework
Excellent demonstrated communication skills, written and verbal
Case management experience
Demonstrated evidence of an ability to work both as a team member and unsupervised
Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Mission and Values of the Sisters of Charity and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

Demonstrated evidence of work with clients experiencing stimulant use issues
Group work experience
Computer literacy
Experience in the mental health field
Current NSW drivers licence


Brian Francis, Manager
Stimulant Treatment Program (STP)
St. Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Service
P: 02 9361 8069
M: 0447 435 902
F: 02 9361 8031

Level 2, O’Brien Centre
Cnr Burton and Victoria Sts
Darlinghurst NSW 2010