Position Details

Reference Number 171934
Position Title Clinician Drugs and Alcohol Services
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Program Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services
Location Drugs and Alcohol Services
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 40
Position Summary
  • Perfect foot in the door - consolidate & build your career in the AOD sector
  • Join a supportive, thriving and growing team with opportunities to progress
  • Fixed Term Part Time - 40 hours per fortnight (until 29/04/2022)

About the facility

Barwon Health Drugs and Alcohol Service (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 has a range of harm reduction services including the needle and syringe program, naloxone training and provision, opioid replacement assessments and linkages to prescribers, Hep C screening and treatment, overdose support and education.

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 role

As a the successful clinician in the DAS team you will;

  • Provide evidence informed clinical services to individuals and their families 
  • Provide clinical advice and secondary consultation to other health providers regarding individuals’ substance use treatment needs
  • Contribute to service quality improvements within DAS  

Please note this role is fixed term, however the service is rapidly growing and there is the possibility of ongoing, full time work in the future.

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 Registered Psychiatric Nurses and 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.

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: Formal professionally recognised qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology, including full registration with AHPRA for relevant disciplines
Desirable: Certificate IV in AOD or willingness to complete core competencies; Post graduate clinical or AOD qualifications
Essential: Demonstrated skills in evidence informed assessment, treatment and care of people with AOD and complex psychosocial and mental health needs
Essential: Sound working knowledge of Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles, Family Inclusive Practice Principles; and a demonstrated capacity to implement these
Essential: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Desirable: AOD evidence based practise knowledge and/or skills based training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Training, Dialect Behavioural Therapy, Sensory Modulation, Mindfulness or Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Desirable: Sound working knowledge of relevant legislation including the Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010, Mental Health Act 2014, Health Records Act 2001
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Jan Byrnes 
Contact Person Job Title Manager Drugs and Alcohol Services 
Contact Number 0423 020 009  
Alternate Contact Person Cath Peake 
Alternate Contact Number 0401 034 732 
Closing Date 31/10/2021
Position Description
File name 
DAS clinician Position Description_UpdOct21.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.