Position Details

Reference Number 171957
Position Title Senior Clinicians (Drug & Alcohol) – Allied Health
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Drugs and Alcohol Services
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 0
Position Summary
  • Brand new roles created to better meet consumers’ treatment & support needs
  • Addiction psychiatrist oversight within a forward thinking & planning team
  • 3x Permanent Part Time (0.8FTE) Positions available (OT, Psych or Social Worker specific)
  • Relocation packages and assistance available to all eligible applicants

DAS is expanding and we are seeking three new Senior Clinicians to facilitate the clinical and support needs for the consumer group, as well as an enhanced hours service delivery model.

About the facility

DAS provides clinical treatment and harm reduction services for people seeking assistance with their substance use. We provide comprehensive assessment, counselling, non-residential withdrawal, brief intervention and bridging support, and care co-ordination for people seeking treatment for their substance use.

DAS is located in central Geelong in newly refurbished offices and is in close proximity to University Hospital. The location provides great access to the Geelong shopping and arts precinct, the Geelong Waterfront and public transport. To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website.

About the roles

The Senior Clinician positions will be discipline specific (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker) with the primary objectives of:

  • Providing discipline specific assessments and interventions for DAS consumers
  • Providing clinical and line management leadership within the team in collaboration with the Manager and Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Contributing to service quality improvement
  • Providing discipline specific supervision to staff and students

About the culture

We at DAS are very passionate about the work we do. We are highly experienced and dedicated to providing evidence informed practice and ongoing service improvement for consumers and their families seeking assistance with their substance use.

We pride ourselves in team work and flexibility, and encourage all interested Allied Health  Clinicians with AOD experience to apply for this position.

What we offer

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional Development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits!
  • Living Expenses capped at $9,010 and includes repayments on mortgages, credit cards, personal loans and rental payments
  • Meal Entertainment & Accommodation capped at $2,650 and includes food and drink consumed in a social or entertainment settings and some accommodation expenditure

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Mental Health Recruitment team via email at mentalhealth.recruitment@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Please note that applicants may be contacted for interview prior to application closing date.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.


Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Do you have formal professionally recognised qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, or Psychology (including endorsement to practice as clinical or forensic psychologist) and at least 5 - 7 years’ discipline specific professional experience (as per relevant EBA classification)
Essential: Please describe examples of how you have demonstrated skills in the assessment, treatment and care of people with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and/or complex mental health and psychosocial needs
Essential: Please describe your experience working with and guiding an inter-professional team and comprehensive knowledge and experience sufficient to lead the professional development of others.
Essential: Please provide evidence of a sound working knowledge of Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles, Family Inclusive Practice Principles, and Trauma Informed Care, and a demonstrated capacity to implement these
Essential: Please provide detail of your leadership and management experience; experience in participation in organisational change and service development; experience in research and quality improvement.
Essential: Are you Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as as OT or as a Psychologist with specialist endorsement as a Clinical, Forensic or Neuro Psychologist or Supervisor or eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers?
Contact Person Jan Byrnes 
Contact Person Job Title  
Contact Number 0423 020 009 
Closing Date 28/10/2021
Position Description
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Position Description Senior Clinician Social Worker DAS Oct21.docx Open
Position Description Senior Clinician OT DAS Oct 21.docx Open
Position Description Senior Clinician Psychologist DAS Oct21.docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.