Position Details


Reference Number 158240
Position Title Drugs and Alcohol Services (DAS) Clinician
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol
Location Drug Treatment Services
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 64
Position Summary
  • Make a difference in this supportive and deeply rewarding role
  • Gain satisfaction from the positive difference that our programs make to members of our community.
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment

About the facility

Barwon Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health and drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community and family support to people of all ages within the Barwon Region currently experiencing, or at risk of experiencing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues. Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are consumer centred, accessible and family inclusive 

About the role 

Barwon Health’s Drugs & Alcohol Services (DAS) is looking to recruit a Drug and Alcohol Clinician.

In this role you will be required to complete comprehensive AOD assessments, develop client centred treatment and or harm reduction plans and develop discharge plans. Working closely with families and carers will at times also be an important requirement of the role. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team to enhance treatment and outcomes for clients. You will be required to work closely with tertiary students contributing to the skill and knowledge of the developing workforce. This role will also provide the opportunity to further develop professional practice and provides great support to staff through supervision. The role can be fast paced, challenging, dynamic and highly rewarding.

About the culture

Barwon Health Drugs and Alcohol Service is a longstanding AOD service in Geelong with a reputation for excellence. We are a friendly and welcoming team. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality client-centred care. We have terrific internal relationships and work hard towards maintaining a strong connection with our consumers, community and external health and social services. 

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will 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.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
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 recognised qualifications in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Psychology, including full registration with AHPRA for relevant disciplines
Essential: Current Drivers Licence recognised in Victoria
Desirable: Please describe your experience and clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of people with substance use and/or complex psychosocial situations in a community setting, including individual, group and family work. Core competencies include: Assessment, case formulation and treatment planning
Desirable: Please describe your working knowledge of Recovery Principles, Integrated Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Principles, Harm Reduction Principles, Family Inclusive Practice Principles; and outline your demonstrated capacity to implement these.
Desirable: Please describe your experience in Medication monitoring and education (within scope of practice)
Contact Person Janette Byrnes 
Contact Person Job Title Drugs and Alcohol Service Manager 
Contact Number (03) 4215 8792 
Alternate Contact Person Alanna Dempsey 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 8792 
Closing Date 21/01/2019
Position Description
File name 
DAS clinician PD 2018.pdf 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.