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Specialist AOD Counsellor

Branch: Canberra

Join a large team of multidisciplinary allied health professionals


Competitive salary and benefits


Full Time and/or Part Time positions available


CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a presence in the community for over 60 years providing a range of services. An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced AOD Counsellor to join our team.


The Role


The Specialist AOD Counsellor will operate within a therapeutic framework, providing assertive outreach counselling to individuals over 13 years of age to support the reduction or cessation of alcohol and/or other drug use and associated harms.


What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us


CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Solidarity, Stewardship, Respect and Excellence.


Selection Criteria


The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Accreditation or registration as a psychologist, social worker, or be eligible for full membership of a counselling professional body (e.g. Australian Counselling Association of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
  • Completion of AOD specific training equivalent to at least the four core competencies of Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug Work (or working towards).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the key issues facing people using AOD
  • Hold a current drivers’ license, a current Working with Vulnerable People card and be willing to undergo a police check.
To apply you must provide:
  • Completed CatholicCare Employment Application Form;
  • Covering letter;
  • Updated resume;
  • Responses to the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Previous applicants need not apply.


Please download the selection criteria:AOD Counsellor PD


Please send your applications to: christie.bishop@catholiccare.cg.org.au


Closing Date: Until position is filled.


*Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.