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April

Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

Monash Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor – Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Services part of SECADA


About Monash Health


Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.


About The Role


We are excited to announce two Drug and Alcohol counselling positions within our Drug and Alcohol Services at our consortium site within SECADA Dandenong.


There are two ongoing roles, 1 EFT full time and 0.6 EFT part time working Monday/Tues/Thurs/Friday 830am – 5pm, Wednesday 10:36am - 7:00pm.


An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated Nurse (RN Grade 3 / RPN Grade 3), Social Worker (Grade 2), Psychologist (Grade 2) or Occupational Therapist (Grade 2) to work with Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Service and Secada in the provision of counselling services for people presenting with drug and alcohol issues. This position will work closely with Intake and Assessment workers within Secada, Non-residential withdrawal services, the Community Residential Withdrawal Unit and other treatment components of Secada along with external resources and service providers.


In 2014, The South Eastern Consortium Alcohol and Drug Agencies (Secada) formed to provide alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in the South Eastern Catchment. The consortium comprises South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network as the lead agency in collaboration with Odyssey House Victoria, Taskforce Community Agency, YSAS Pty Ltd, Windana Drug & Alcohol Recovery and Monash Health Drug & Alcohol Service (formerly known as SEADS), connected through an MOU and a united commitment to providing opportunities for change and growth in the catchment.


About You


You have been developing your counselling skills or you are an accomplished drug and alcohol/mental health counsellor in an Allied health professional’s field such as Social work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Pathology and Nursing. You lead by example, thrive working in a dynamic, fast paced environment and are truly passionate about delivering a high standard of evidence based care to all clients.


You Are Also:



  • committed to a working with complex and vulnerable clients

  • dedicated to safe best practice & quality care

  • committed to delivering client centred care & a client advocacy

  • enthusiastic, compassionate & able to work collaboratively

  • excited to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence


What You Need:



  • Relevant Qualification in Allied Health (See position description)

  • Demonstrated experience

  • Current AHPRA registration or relevant board

  • Current Australian Driver’s license

  • Australian working rights


What We Offer:



  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills & knowledge base

  • avenues to further develop clinical counselling skills

  • mentorship & career guidance

  • support to attend relevant forums & conferences

  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies


In addition, you will have access to benefits including salary packaging to increase your take-home pay, access to onsite staff car parking and gym, uniform and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


How to Apply


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:
• reference checks;
• a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
• a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
• proof of immunisation.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.


Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered. 


Apply NOW to join our Drug and Alcohol Services at Monash Health!


Please contact Debra Alexander for further information or to discuss your application further 9792 7618

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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