About the role

The Family AOD (Alcohol & Other Drugs) Clinician will provide an accessible, high quality, therapeutic alcohol & other drug service to families and family members who are experiencing impacts as a result of a family members’ substance misuse. The Clinician will deliver; Family Education, Support and Counselling; Child Therapy to elicit and amplify the child’s voice to increase capacity for emotional regulation; and Group Based Therapy.

The key objectives of this role are to:

  • Reduce AOD related harm to individuals and their families by providing interventions to assist individuals and their family members to change harmful behaviours associated with AOD use and promote and amplify recovery.
  • Strengthen the family ecology for the benefit of all family members affected by AOD use which may increase the possibility of recovery and are associated with a reduced likelihood of family conflict, family violence, early drug and alcohol experimentation and school disengagement.
  • Enhance early intervention and service integration to enhance intervention success for families where AOD use is a significant issue. 

Vacancy details

Ongoing, full-time role (38 hours per week)

$86,000 pa + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, AOD or other relevant area of study
  • Demonstrated experience in using advanced therapeutic skills when working with families who present with complex issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of harm minimisation orientated treatment and prevention of AOD problems
  • Demonstrated understanding of care planning, case management, crisis intervention and therapeutic approaches to family work
  • Possession of a current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 5 pm Monday 02 March 2020

V.I.D 1900572

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Simon Buggy, Coordinator Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs on 5226 8698 .

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 5 pm Monday 02 March 2020

V.I.D 1900572