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Alcohol And Other Drug Counsellor - Ballina Community Health

Northern NSW Local Health District - North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse, Psychologist, Level 1 or 2 Social Worker or Counsellor
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 16
Requisition ID: REQ227979

The Drug and Alcohol Counsellor acts to minimise the harmful effects of substance use on people, by providing and maintaining a high standard of individualised client care through the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Service for patients accessing the service, which will be governed within the objectives and policies of the Northern New South Wales Local Health District.

Why you should consider applying

We can offer you:

  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Help with further study and education
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

Tired of big cities? Want to start your days sitting on your deck in the sun, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the birds? Or would you rather have a surf or a walk along the sand before work? Wonderful beaches, world heritage-listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine, excellent private and public schools, warm and friendly staff are all waiting for you on the North Coast.

Where you'll be working
The Ballina and Byron Shires include some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks and holiday destinations, while the hinterland is rich with vibrant communities and mouth-watering local produce.

Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia. For more information please see www.border.gov.au
  • A current valid NSW Working With Children Check is a requirement of this position. Visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ for more information.
  • Professionals who fall under the Health Professionals State Award must provide evidence of three years’ clinical experience in their profession to be appointed at a Level 2.
  • Evidence of qualifications are required for this position, please upload your qualifications as an attachment to your application.

What you'll be doing

  1. Tertiary qualifications and be a member of relevant associations or registered with the relevant board, in the following disciplines Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, nursing. Professions which fall under the health Professionals State Award (Psychology, Social Worker, Counselor) who apply must provide evidence of 3 years clinical experience in their profession and under minimal direct professional supervision
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of treatment and prevention approaches in the drug and alcohol field applicable with people presenting with complex needs.
  4. Demonstrated clinical experience in drug and alcohol, assessment, referral, counselling, group work and brief interventions.
  5. Demonstrated experience in consultation, liaison and working in partnership with government services, non-government agencies and the broader community groups.
  6. Demonstrate experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of alcohol and other drug intervention and strategies.
  7. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt work practices to suit circumstances in a diverse range of out-patient and /or outreach settings.
  8. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Mitch Dobbie on [email protected]

Applications Close: 11 May 2021

North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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