Jobs: Drug and Alcohol Clinician – Victoria

Experienced Drug and Alcohol Clinician

· Child & Family setting
· Part time (0.6 EFT)

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an Innovative partnership between
Odyssey House Victoria and Uniting Care Kildonan Family Services.

Odyssey House Victoria has been providing high quality drug and alcohol treatment services to individuals and families for over 30 years. An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Navigations Team that provides community based alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselling. This is a unique position that operates within the family based, child centred service of Uniting Care Kildonan in Reservoir.

The position will provide counselling and case management to individuals affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions and will operate within the Kildonan Integrated Placement Prevention and Reunification Service (IPPRS). This is a new position to trial an integrated service delivery model to clients referred from child protection services. The work is expected to be outreach with a client load of 4-6 at any one time.

The successful applicant will have:

· Relevant tertiary qualification with core drug and alcohol competencies along with a minimum of 3 years experience in the AOD field.
· Experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds & with complex presentations.
· Experience in providing a high standard of therapeutic interventions, case management, report writing, and working collaboratively with others.
· Experience or interest in working with young persons and families.

Odyssey House Victoria provides ongoing professional development and clinical supervision. A competitive Salary of up to $60K (pro-rated) is offered, depending on qualifications, skills and experience, plus superannuation and attractive salary packaging. Applicants will be required to undergo a Police Records / Working with Children Check.
To view the position description and apply online, visit Applications must address the key competencies and include a CV and 3 referees.

Enquiries can be directed to Miranda Manning on ph: 9420 7610. For information about Kildonan UnitingCare, visit:

The position is a 12 month contract with the option to continue pending continued funding.

Applications close: 12th October 2011, 5pm.