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Jobs: Adult Drug Court, NSW

The Liverpool Adult Drug Court Team is seeking an enthusiastic team member to fill a temporary full-time position within the South Western Sydney Local Health District.  Please see below for a brief job description.  On-line applications and full position descriptions can be found at the NSW Government Health website.  The position is based within Adult Drug Court Program – Drug Health Services located at George Street Liverpool.

All telephone enquiries can be forwarded to Patrick Leahy, A/Manager Court Diversion Programs on 0425 330 381 or Stephanie Hocking, Team Leader on 0417 323 183.




Position Details


Reference Number: 94826
Position Title: Clinician- Social Worker/Counsellor/Welfare Officer (Level 1/2) or Registered Psychologist – ADC Program – Temp F/T
Employment Status: Temporary Full Time (up to 05/04/2013)
Entity: South Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location: Liverpool
Award Classification:  

Dependent on qualifications

Number of FTE : 1.00
Purpose of Position:
Provide assessments, evidence based interventions, case management and co-ordination of clinical and welfare interventions to Adult Drug Court (ADC) clients. Provide written and oral reports for clients who remain under Court supervision throughout the program. Support the clinical operations of Court Diversion Programs across the LHD.


  Temp F/T Maternity Leave Relief up to 5th April 2013 with a possible extension up to a further 12mths.
Selection Criteria : • Relevant qualifications and appropriate registration or membership to Professional Association (as required)

• Clinical skills in assessment, case management and counselling

• Knowledge of the harm reduction approach to drug and alcohol problems and demonstrated experience in the provision of interventions with drug dependent clients.

• High quality communication skills including the provision of quality written reports within a given timeframe.

• Demonstrated organisational and administrative competence including basic computer literacy and time management skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team.

• Unrestricted NSW drivers licence (P2 licence acceptable).

Contact Person: Patrick Leahy
Contact Number: 0425330381
Closing Date: 31/08/2012

Jobs: Aboriginal Social Emotional and Wellbeing Worker, NSW




            An Aboriginal person (as defined by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983) means a person who:

            (a) is member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, and

            (b) identifies as an Aboriginal person, and

            (c) is accepted by the Aboriginal community as an Aboriginal person

            This is in accordance with Part 9A, Section 122J of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Status:                                    Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week, 3 year contract

Classification:                        Award; NSW Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award                         2010 – Grade dependent on qualifications and experience.

Organisation:             The Social Emotional Wellbeing Worker Project is managed by Upper Hunter Drug and                                    Alcohol Service Inc., funded by Coal & Allied (ADCC) and BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal


1.      Purpose of position:

The Aboriginal SEWB position aims to strengthen Aboriginal families and communities in the Upper Hunter Valley by building skills and commitment to protect and benefit children and young people; encouraging access to education and employment and contributing to better access to quality health care.


Selection Criteria:


1.1               Willing to undertake University enrolment to commence (or continue if already enrolled) studies in Bachelor of Health (Mental Health); or Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health); or Certificate in Health Science (Mental Health) to achieve the position’s requirements including a commitment to gaining relevant qualifications and experience for the duration of the Traineeship (with the support of an academic mentor).

1.2               Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, strong interpersonal skills.

1.3               Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

1.4               Awareness of the issues and challenges Aboriginal people face in relation to alcohol and other drug issues, including an understanding of harm minimisation.

1.5               Sound computer and typing skills.

1.6               Current driver’s licence.

1.7               Understanding of and commitment to Equity, Workplace Health and Safety and Quality Improvement.

1.8               Demonstrated ability to empathise with a wide and diverse community.

1.9               Some experience within an alcohol or other drug treatment environment.

1.10           Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people.

1.11           Demonstrated ability to work in a team.


1.12           Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture


Application Closing Date: Friday 7th September, 2012

Enquiries and Position Description: Libby George (02) 6543 2677 or Email: servicemanager@uhdas.org.au

Forward applications electronically by email or to: PO Box 370, Muswellbrook, NSW 2333.  Only applications addressing the above selection criteria and confirmation of Aboriginality will be considered.  Standard background/criminal checks will apply for the successful applicant.

Important: Aboriginal Identified Position; applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such.  Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and is authorised under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act.

Jobs: Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling – Victoria

Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling Opportunities

· Port Phillip Prison
· 2 Full Time Fixed Term opportunities
· Generous salary packaging benefits

Moreland Hall is a leading alcohol and other drugs (AOD) agency with 40 years’ experience in the not for profit sector in Victoria.

We currently have 2 excellent opportunities for experienced AOD Counsellors to join the Port Phillip Prison team and deliver AOD counselling and education to prisoners.
As an AOD Counsellor you will ensure the delivery of the Moreland Hall program within the prison environment. You will be responsible for providing counselling, psycho-educational group programs, and will work closely with prison officers.

One of the positions is a senior role and will provide clinical leadership to the team as well as providing general leadership in the absence of the Manager.
The senior position is fixed term until 30 June 2012 and the other fixed term until 30 March 2012 to backfill a staff member on leave.

To be successful in either role you will have degree qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or Allied Health Sciences, Cert 4 in AOD or have 4 key competencies, qualifications in dual diagnosis or willingness to undertake, a current Victorian drivers license, and experience working in the AOD sector, particularly with a forensic client base or in a corrections setting.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit the employment section of our website at http://www.morelandhall.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=22:employment&Itemid=56&layout=default

Applications close 4pm 17 November 2011.

Jobs: Director Education, Communication and Workforce Development

· Strategic and Management Focus
· Exciting Opportunity to lead the Industry
· Attractive and Flexible Contract
A leading player in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector, Moreland Hall is looking for a creative, vibrant person to lead and manage the Education, Communication and Workforce Development Team.

Reporting directly to the CEO and being a member of the Senior Management Team, you will use your skills, contacts and knowledge of the sector to lead programs within the directorate and secure funding to develop innovative projects to be undertaken by the agency.

You are a well connected and target driven individual with a track record of success. You think strategically and are a team player, who provides support and drive to a highly competent and creative team. Your communication and presentation skills are highly developed and you enjoy the flexibility and autonomy offered by a self directed position.

Rewards on offer for this challenging, responsible, and vitally important position include an attractive remuneration package, including salary packaging available to a not for profit agency.

To be successful you will have the relevant tertiary qualifications, behaviour and attitudes and skills and experience to meet the key selection criteria for the position.

For more information please visit our website via the following link.


Applications close Friday 15 April 2011.

Jobs: Project Officer – Family Drug Support (NSW)

Family Drug Support is seeking a project officer to work on an exciting new project.

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. Recent Government grant provides funding to extend FDS’ support services into treatment services nationwide.

Your 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. This is achieved by offering a range family therapy programmes aimed specifically to improve the psychosocial and emotional health of families and to assist in building the capacity and skills of drug treatment services to better engage with families and carers of those in treatment.

Location of position: This is a National position but preferably living in NSW

Key activities
– Create partnership 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
– Offer group counselling for families and their drug dependent
– Provide comprehensive training for workers in treatment services to provide the above services

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

Desirable qualifications:
– Participation in relevant workforce development activities
– Membership in relevant professional associations (e.g. APS.AASW, APSAD).

Essential skills
– Goals oriented and high level of organisation
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Proven experience in working with people experiencing alcohol and other drug-related difficulties.
– Commitment to personal and professional growth and development
– Experience in working with families
– Extensive group counselling skills and experience
– Well versed in and accepting of harm minimisation/reduction philosophy and approach
– Ability to work with a range of drug treatment service providers
– Available for intra-and interstate travel.

Training & Support
– FDS will provide full training and support

A generous salary package of $70K will be negotiated and will include motor vehicle, mobile telephone, laptop computer and printer.

– A one year contract will be offered commencing as soon as possible but with the proviso that from July 1st 2011 is subject to funding extension.

Send expression of interest and CV to:

Mr T Trimingham OAM
Family Drug Support
PO Box 7363
Leura NSW 2780

Jobs: Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor – Moreland Hall

Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor

· Port Phillip Prison
· Full Time 6 month Fixed Term maternity leave contract
· Generous salary packaging benefits

Moreland Hall is a leading alcohol and other drugs (AOD) agency with 40 years experience in the not for profit sector in Victoria.

We currently have a six month maternity leave vacancy in the Port Phillip Prison team to deliver AOD counselling and education to prisoners.

As an AOD Counsellor you will ensure the delivery of the Moreland Hall program within the prison environment. You will be responsible for providing counselling, psycho-educational group programs, and will work closely with prison officers.

To be successful in the role you will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or Allied Health Sciences, have 4 key competencies in AOD, qualifications in dual diagnosis or willingness to undertake, a current Victorian drivers license, and experience working in the AOD sector.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description and forwarded to creid@morelandhall.org by 4pm Wednesday 6 April 2011.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded via http://www.morelandhall.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=263:alcohol-and-other-drugs-counsellor&catid=50:current-employment-opportunities&Itemid=68

For further information please contact Rob Testro on 9217 7222.

Jobs: Manager Therapeutic Services

Manager Therapeutic Services

· Leading Alcohol and Other Drugs agency
· Fantastic Leadership Opportunity
· Generous salary packaging benefits

Moreland Hall is a leading alcohol and other drugs (AOD) agency with 40 years experience in the not for profit sector in Victoria.

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for someone to join our management team and provide leadership in the provision of Alcohol and other drug treatment.

As the manager of Therapeutic Services you will initiate, develop and deliver high quality clinical services which contribute to the prevention and reduction of alcohol and other drug, and mental health related harms.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services you will manage our counselling and support, and assessment and intake teams ensuring high quality, evidence based treatment services are developed, promoted, delivered and reviewed in a timely and cost effective manner.

We are looking for candidates with degree qualifications in a health and/or welfare related discipline, qualifications, training or experience in management, AOD core competencies, competencies in Mental health /dual diagnosis (or willingness to complete within the first 12 months of employment), and demonstrated experience in a management or leadership position in a heath service setting, preferably in the AOD or Mental Health Sector.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description and forwarded to Carla Reid creid@morelandhall.org To download the position description please click on the following link.

For further information please contact Donna Ribton-Turner on 9384 8830.

Applications close 4pm 18 February 2011.

Jobs: Senior Research Officer at the Australian Drug Foundation

Opportunity to join the Australian Drug Foundation

Senior Research Officer
Full time, 9-month Contract (Extension dependent on funding)
ADF Salary Band 5

The Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leading non government, not for profit organisation working to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in Australia. We have a number of successful services and programs including the DrugInfo Clearing House, Good Sports and Community Health Action Network (CAAN).

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to join our Sector Development Unit as a Senior Research Officer.

Reporting to the Sector Development Manager, the role is responsible for conducting research and evaluation, managing and implementing research and pilot projects, and contributing to building the evidence-base of the Foundation.

The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in the Health/Social Sciences, a minimum of five years research experience, a demonstrated commitment to evidence-based practice in health promotion and harm reduction, and an understanding of alcohol and other drug issues. The successful candidate will ideally meet the full capability profile outlined in the position description, viewable at www.adf.org.au.

This position is a 9-month contract, with extension dependent on funding. The salary is within ADF salary band 5, and includes salary sacrifice option and superannuation. The office location for this position is in West Melbourne.

To apply, please include your CV and a letter addressing each of the points in the education, and skills and knowledge sections of the capability profile listed in the position description (viewable at www.adf.org.au). Applications can be e-mailed to HR@adf.org.au (please quote Sector Development) or sent by post to Australian Drug Foundation, PO Box 818, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

For more information, contact Robyn Ramsden, ph: (03) 9278-8126.

Applications close 5:00pm, 28 October 2010.

Research Fellow – Addictions, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Research Fellow – Addictions
Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Clinical Trials Research Unit is located within the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland Tamaki campus, Auckland, New Zealand. The Unit is focussed on innovative research aiming to reduce the major risks to health.

An opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to work in the Addictions Research Programme at the Clinical Trials Research Unit. The Addictions Programme is an energetic group of six staff working on research in the fields of tobacco, alcohol and other drug dependency.

The successful candidate will need to have a Masters degree or higher in public health, psychology, medicine or a related field. Ideally you will have a developing track record of initiating and delivering addiction-related research as evidenced by funding awards and publications.

The role involves working closely with the Programme Leader to develop and design new ideas, obtain funding, assist with research currently underway as well as set up and work on new research. You will need to be creative, innovative and a high achiever who is enthusiastic, an excellent communicator and someone who likes to work in a team environment.

The position is full time for two years. Depending on qualifications there is also an opportunity to study for a higher degree. The applicant must be personally committed to smoke-free and to a healthy lifestyle.

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to:
jobs@ctru.auckland.ac.nz by 17th June 2009.
For further information or a copy of the Job Description, please see www.ctru.auckland.ac.nz or contact the Operations Manager on the above email address.

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 www.careers.vic.gov.au or at www.police.vic.gov.au 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.”