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Specialist AOD Counsellor

Branch: Canberra

Part-time – full-time hours available with competitive salary and benefits, working within a dynamic team.


An exciting opportunity to join CatholicCare’s specialist Alcohol and Other Drug Team. CatholicCare is looking for a clinician to join their counselling service for adolescents and adults. The work is varied and you will have the opportunity to exercise a breadth of skills.


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!!!


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; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, clinical supervision and professional development in a family friendly environment.


About us CatholicCare is a large welfare agency 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.


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:

  • The completed CatholicCare Employment Application Form
  • An updated resume
  • Responses to the selection criteria in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


To access the Duty Statement:AOD Counsellor PD Nov 2019


Please send your applications to: Abbey Andrews, AOD Programs Manager.


Email: abbey.andrews@catholiccare.cg.org.au   Phone: 61637600


Closing Date: Until position if filled * 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.