Category Archives: Positions Vacant

Jobs: Counselling, AOD Clinicians – Victoria

In partnership with a range of complementary local health and welfare services, ReGen and Odyssey House Victoria will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of a significant number of community based, AOD treatment services across the northern and western metropolitan areas of Melbourne from September, 2014. This region is characterised by rapid growth and diverse community needs, and includes three out of the four growth corridor catchments within Victoria.

Using a joint clinical model and governance structure, our partnership will provide a wide range of treatment services to support holistic and integrated care for individuals and families affected by Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use.

ReGen and Odyssey House are currently seeking suitably experienced and qualified people for a number of full-time and part-time positions across a range of locations in the north and west areas of Melbourne.

We have multiple opportunities for the following roles;

  • Clinical Consultants
  • Triage Clinicians
  • Counselling Coordinators
  • AOD Counselling/Assessment Clinicians
  • Care and Recovery Clinicians and Support Workers
  • Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurses and Support Workers

Opportunities in several locations including Coburg, Thomastown, Broadmeadows and Werribee are available.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to work in other locations within the region as required.

For more information on these exciting new opportunities in the AOD sector, including position descriptions and how to apply, please visit the ReGen and Odyssey websites at and

If applying for more than one role, please submit only one application and indicate which roles you wish to be considered for, as well as any preferences you have for particular locations, employing organisation, or days/hours so that these can be taken into consideration.

Your application should include a cover letter, a statement addressing the selection criteria as contained in the position description, your preferences, and your CV.

Applications close 4pm Tuesday 24 June 2014.

Jobs: Hepatitis NSW

Hepatitis NSW is looking to fill two new positions.

Magazine Editor

The job is part time (3 days per week) and is for 1 year (renewable depending on funding).

Please check out the job pack here>>

Project Officer – Going Viral

The job is part time (3 days per week) and is for 2 years (renewable depending on funding).

Please check out the job pack here>>

The closing date for both of these positions is Monday, 30 June.

Please click on the above links for full details about each position, and how to apply.

Jobs: Training Co-ordinator Position – Melbourne


 Melbourne CBD Location

Part-time or Full-time negotiable (4-5 days)

Remuneration based on knowledge and experience (negotiable). SMART Recovery Australia (SRAU) offers salary packaging.

About SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based program for people with addictive behaviour. It is delivered in a facilitated mutual aid (self-help) group setting.


About SMART Recovery Australia

SMART Recovery Australia Limited is a registered Not-for-Profit Organisation as a company limited by guarantee. SRAU is also recognised as a health promotion charity.


SRAU Head office is in Haymarket, Sydney.

About the Role:

The Training Coordinator (Vic, SA & Tas Region) will report directly to the SMART Recovery Australian Executive Director and be responsible for the following:

  • SMART Recovery training in the Vic, SA & Tas region.
  • Assist the further development of SMART Recovery groups in Australia with the particular focus on the Vic, SA & Tas region.
  • Assist the National Training Coordinator with other training.
  • Assist the development and implementation of refresher and new training packages.
  • Assist the SRAU team with marketing of the training and groups; including presenting at conferences.
  • Assist the development and implementation of online groups.
  • Assist with the evaluation of the training and groups.
  • Participate in the research agenda of the organisation.
  • Convene committees relevant to your role, as determined through negotiation with the Executive Director.
  • Be prepared to travel interstate.

The role will receive remote secretariat support.

Skills and Attributes:

 Essential criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification, and a graduate degree in health promotion, psychology, education or similar will be favoured.
  • High level of awareness of the alcohol and other drugs, addictions and mental health fields.
  • At least 5 years experience in the related field(s).
  • Can demonstrate excellence in facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Can demonstrate a solid understanding of models of peer support.
  • High level written, verbal, information technology and digital media skills.
  • Demonstrate can work independently, and as part of a small team.

Highly Desirable Criteria:

  • Have had experience training on-line.
  • Have had experience un-paid or paid work for a Not-for-Profit organisation.

For a copy of the position description email


All applicants must:


  • Provide a cover letter as part of their application
  • Address the essential and highly desirable criteria, detailing how they best meet the criteria.
  • Provide a C.V. with three references.


For more information:


Contact:            Josette Freeman           Email:

Phone:              02-9373-5100                 Website:



Application close on: 5pm Wednesday 30th April 2014


Please email applications to:   Ryan McGlaughlin, Executive Director



Jobs: Project Officer – Sydney

Family Drug Support (FDS) is a caring, non-religious organisation which provides non-judgmental, non-directive support and information for families and friends of drug and/or alcohol users across Australia. Support services and programmes for families of drug dependents are recognised gaps in most drug treatment services.  Since 1977, Family Drug Support has successfully provided programmes in this area. 

Family Drug Support is seeking a Project Officer for our Bridging the Divide Project 3.5 days per week.

The role is to create partnerships with drug treatment services to increase their capacity to work effectively with families.   The primary aim is to improve the efficacy of drug treatment by involving and supporting families of the drug user.

Location of position:  situated in Sydney and covering Southern and Western NSW incorporating South, West and  inner Sydney and the ACT.


Key activities

–          Create partnerships with treatment services

–          Liaise with drug treatment services and assist them to identify skills and capacities in working with families and carers of those in treatment that need enhancement.

–          Establish family support groups

–          Provide counselling for families

–          Run group counselling for families

–          Provide comprehensive training for workers in treatment services to provide the above services

–          Deliver Stepping Forward programs

–          Deliver Stepping Stones to Success programs

Desirable qualifications:

–          Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work or other relevant social science.

–          Participation in relevant workforce development activities

–          Membership in relevant professional associations (e.g. APS.AASW, APSAD). 

Jobs: Coordinator Blood Borne Virus Program Prevention – NSW

Position Title  Coordinator Blood Borne Virus Program Prevention


Employment Status  Permanent Full Time


Entity Western NSW Local Health District


Geographical Location  Site negotiable


Award Classification  Dependent on qualifications


Salary   $1,011.70 – $1,497.80



Purpose of Position 

The Coordinator, Blood Borne Virus (BBV) prevention program is responsible for planning,  coordinating , implementing and evaluating of the blood borne virus prevention program in Western NSW Local Health District (WNSW LHD) and Far West Local Health District (FW LHD). This includes involvement in harm minimisation, health promotion BBV prevention activities, needle syringe program (NSP), community sharps disposal, hepatitis C, HIV and sexual health.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Bachelor degree or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of injecting drug use issues, needle syringe program (NSP) and blood borne viruses (BBV) including Hepatitis C treatment
  • Understanding of national strategies and state and Local Health District policies and practices in relation to NSP, harm minimisation and blood borne virus (BBV) prevention
  • Proven ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in government and non-government sectors
  • Previous experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of community development and health development programs
  • Highly developed communication skills including computer literacy in Word processing, presentations, data entry, report writing, minutes, e-mail and internet
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Evidence of a current Class C drivers licence to undertake travel for work purposes.

Contact Person 

Angela Parker



for further information, please click here:

Jobs: Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellors – Queensland

Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellors


The Alcohol and Drug Foundation Queensland (ADFQ), is an established NGO delivering numerous programs and services concerned with reducing the individual and social harms associated with alcohol and drug use and promoting health-enhancing behavioural change.


We currently have vacancies for three suitably qualified and experienced AOD Counsellors, one based in Ayr, North Queensland and two based in the South Burnett Region in SW Queensland.

The South Burnett positions have a particular focus of Youth and Indigenous services.


Excellent salary and other benefits are on offer to the successful applicants, and relocation assistance may be available.


For further information on the roles, and to access the Position Description and Key Selection Criteria, go to


For further info about the role please contact the Community Services Manager – Vanda Wieczorkowski 07-3834 0245 or   


Jobs: Senior Research Fellow – Auckland


POSITION – The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health invites applications for an experienced research position at the rank of Senior Research Fellow.

QUALIFICATIONS – Candidates for the position must have a doctoral degree in the area of epidemiology or public health and/or relevant professional qualification. with at least two years of experience in a previous relevant position. All research interests related to behavioral and community health, including medicine, will be considered. The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of scholarship and professional achievement, a good publication record, and evidence of success in obtaining grant funding. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to community-based research and practice, publications and an ability to initiate and implement new research projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES – The primary objective will be to initiate the development of new research ideas within the Addictions area of research. In this varied and interesting position, key tasks will include initiating new research ideas through the development of projects, writing grant applications, designing and assisting with the conduct of research studies, working with relevant parties to ensure the initial set up of a study is successful, and writing research publications for submission to refereed journals. The successful applicant must have working experience with statistical and word processing packages, experience in project management, team leadership and teaching, and it is preferred they have experience designing and running phase III clinical trials, ideally in smoking cessation/tobacco control and/or alcohol.

COMPENSATION AND RANK – This is a 2 year month Fixed Term position based at the University of Auckland. Ideally the successful candidate would be available to start in April 2013. Rank and compensation are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

INSTITUTE – NIHI is a multi-disciplinary group of health researchers with an international reputation for studies into the causes, prevention and treatment of health problems. NIHI has particular strengths in interventions research, especially in behavioural, community change and policy strategies, addictions, nutrition and physical activity and chronic disease prevention, treatment and management. A fast growing area of leadership is in the areas of health information technology, specifically mHealth and ‘big data’. NIHI researchers collaborate with other departments in the School of Population Health, other Schools within the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and other university Faculties. NIHI has wide international networks and active collaborations with leading researchers and research groups around the world, with a growing focus on low and middle-income nations. NIHI is managed by Auckland UniServices Ltd, the largest research and development company in the Southern Hemisphere, and a wholly owned arm of The University of Auckland. Further details about NIHI can be seen on our website –

ADDICTIONS RESEARCH AT NIHI – The Addiction Research Programme at NIHI primarily focuses on tobacco control and smoking cessation research. Although New Zealand has made great progress over the past 60 years in reducing the prevalence of smoking, a ‘business as usual’ approach to tobacco control in New Zealand will not be sufficient to reach the government’s 2025 target to be a smokefree nation – thus, bold, innovative strategies are required. The NIHI Addiction team’s focus is on reducing tobacco demand through improving access to and determining the effectiveness of cessation products and strategies. The group specialises in the conduct of large, community-based phase III clinical trials. Examples of the types of research undertaken can be found here – The group is also developing expertise around interventions for alcohol.

UNIVERSITY – The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest, most successful and highest ranked university. The University is located in Auckland, a coastal city of 1.5 million people with a very moderate, coastal climate.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, a curriculum vitae including grant-funded research and publications, and contact information for three referees to:

Chris Bullen, MB ChB, MPH (Hons), Ph.D.
Director and Associate Professor in Public Health
National Institute for Health Innovation
The University of Auckland
School of Population Health
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Phone: +6493737599 ext 84730


Jobs: Family Drug Support Project Officer – Melbourne


Family Drug Support is seeking a Project Officer to work on our ‘Bridging the Divide’ project 3.5 days per week.  The role is to create partnerships with drug treatment services to increase their capacity to work effectively with families.  The primary aim is to improve the efficacy of drug treatment by involving and supporting families of the alcohol/drug user.


Location of the position:  Situated in Melbourne with expectations of covering regional Victoria, SA and Tasmania


Qualifications:  Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work or other relevant social science.


Remuneration:  A generous salary will be negotiated.   A one year contract will be offered.


Please send expression of interest or resume to:

Mr T Trimingham


Family Drug Support

PO Box 7363

Leura NSW 2780




Applications close on 11 February 2013

Jobs: AOD Clinician, TruckiesHelp – Sydney

ADIS is implementing a new program specifically focussed around substance use and health for long haul truck drivers.  A 24/7 service, TruckiesHelp will deliver one off and ongoing support for truckies via telephone and social media.  We are looking for experienced AOD Clinicians to work in the program, initially overnight, then moving into a rotating roster.

Details can be found here

Applications close 18/1/13.

Jobs: Counsellor and Educator, Victoria

2 exciting opportunities to join ReGen.


  • ·         AOD Counsellor based in Port Phillip Prison
  • ·         AOD Education and Activities Worker based in our adult residential withdrawal unit


Details can be found on our website at


ReGen is the lead alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania. In June 2012 we changed our name from UnitingCare Moreland Hall to UnitingCare ReGen to give people a better idea of who we are, what we do and how we work.

Our purpose is to promote health and reduce alcohol and other drugs (AOD)-related harm.  We recognise that AOD use may not be the only issue that our clients are dealing with and we provide individualised treatment, education and support to enhance their lives and reduce harm.  In combination with our workforce training and public advocacy, we support social justice and sustainable change at an individual, community and systemic level.