Alcohol and Other Drug Senior Counsellor (522983)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 28, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for an Alcohol and Other Drug Senior Counsellor vacancy.


$94,469 to $111,765 per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $105,158 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

Fixed term, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing June 2021 until 24 December 2021

Please note that part time hours may be considered.


Alcohol and Drug Services - South


Delivers 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.

Provides specialist clinical assessments, treatment and case management services to clients (and their families/carers) of ADS, utilising evidence-based best practice principles within a collaborative and multi-disciplinary framework.

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

Acts 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.
  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.

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

  • Completed or working towards post graduate qualifications in AOD.
  • 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) 522983 Alcohol and Other Drug Senior Counsellor HP03 (April 2021) WWCT (1).pdf
(image) 522983 Alcohol and Other Drug Senior Counsellor HP03 (April 2021) WWCT (1).doc
(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

Eveline Durkin
(03) 6166 0808
[email protected]

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