Alcohol and Other Drugs Senior Counsellor (500866)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 15, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service seeks Allied Health with a desire to join our progressive, professional and supportive team at the forefront of Alcohol and Drug Services in North West Tasmania.

This position offers the successful applicant the chance to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team and provides the opportunity to deliver evidence based treatment and specialist interventions for individuals and their families who may be physically and/or psychologically dependant on alcohol and/or other substances.

In addition to working in an exciting and specialist area of health care, this position also provides the opportunity to be rewarded with an ideal work/life balance. North West Tasmania provides an enviable lifestyle with affordable real estate, stress-free commuting, quality education system and all the services you would expect. The North West offers easy access to pristine wilderness, world class beaches and top quality restaurants and cafés, and it’s only an hour’s flight to Melbourne - with us you can have it all.


$92,345 to $109,252 pro-rata, per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $100,517 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.
Please note that part time hours may be considered.

Fixed term, part time, day work, working 60.8 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible until 19 February 2021 – with the possibility of extension


Alcohol and Drug Services – North West


Deliver a high-quality alcohol and other drug treatment service in accordance with relevant Government Legislation and Regulations, Primary Health Care Principles, Alcohol and Drug Service (ADS) policies, procedures and protocols and relevant professional competencies.

Provide specialist clinical assessments, treatment and case management services to clients of the Alcohol and Drug Service utilising evidence-based best practice principles within a collaborative and multi-disciplinary framework.

Provide a specialist assessment and treatment service for people with multiple and complex needs, including co-morbid alcohol and other drug and mental health issues, and their families in accordance with discipline specific skills and abilities.

Act as a consultant to other agencies with regard to the support and management of clients with alcohol and other drug needs and promotes community awareness in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Social work giving eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or
  • Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia; or
  • Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Holds or is working towards a relevant tertiary qualification in alcohol and or other drugs (AOD) field.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 500866 Alcohol & Other Drugs Senior Counsellor HP03 (September 2020) HPRNL (1).pdf
(image) 500866 Alcohol & Other Drugs Senior Counsellor HP03 (September 2020) HPRNL (1).docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply now" button on this screen.

This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Sarah Moakes
(03) 6464 3131
[email protected]

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