Alcohol & Drug Counsellor

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St John of God Health Care Inc

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Alcohol & Drug Counsellor

Job ID: 11185
Job Views: 17
Location: Bunbury
Post Code: 6230
Category: Healthcare & Medical
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 10/05/2024


Welcome to St John of God Health Care

St John of God Health Care is one of the largest private providers of health care services in Australia, employing more than 16,000 employees (caregivers). We operate 27 hospitals and services comprising more than 3,500 hospital beds, including home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs.

St John of God Social Outreach provides a range of no or low-​cost mental health, homelessness and capacity building services to over 5500 people in the community across Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Asia Pacific, particularly in areas where we have identified gaps in service provision. ​

St John of God Social Outreach South West Community Alcohol and Drug Service (SWCADS) offers easily accessible counselling and support for people with drug and alcohol issues and their families free of charge throughout Western Australia's south west communities.

Job Requirements:

Your role at St John of God Social Outreach
We are seeking applications from Counsellors (Alcohol & Drug) to join our Social Outreach team in Bunbury, on a permanent full-time or part-time basis.

This position is responsible for providing assessment, counselling and follow-up for clients seeking assistance with substance use issues. This may involve brief interventions, counselling, initiating and managing planned treatment options, consultation and referral to other agencies or crisis management.

The Position

  • Establish and maintain trust, warmth and rapport with clients consistently.
  • Conduct, initial intake and ongoing client assessments to enable planning, implementing and evaluating individual and group counselling, support, education, community liaison and referrals using a variety of modalities.
  • Ensure high quality clinical documentation as aligned with the electronic client record.
  • Engage with the treating General Practitioners and other services involved in client care.
  • Deliver evidence based, effective and safe counselling, therapeutic interventions and programs to clients in the context of best practice, contractual obligations, service polices, and available resources.
  • Deliver client-centered care, building health literacy and promoting self-management.

You will have demonstrated counselling experience in a drug & alcohol mental health setting, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and experience liaising with a range of services within human services and providers.

Successful applicants will have tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational therapy, Psychology or Counselling & eligibility for membership of the relevant professional organisation.

Above all, patient care will be at the core of everything you do committing to and supporting our Mission and Values.

We can offer:

  • Salary: $79,823 to $112,259 + 11% superannuation
  • Permanent full-time & part time position available
  • Salary packaging up to $18,550 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, rent, meal entertainment, holiday accommodation or other everyday living expenses as well as options to salary package benefits above the FBT cap on items such as:
    • Novated leasing
    • work related expenses
    • self-education and
    • additional superannuation
  • A healthy work-life balance through flexible work options, additional purchased leave & well-being programs
  • Employee discount on St John of God Hospital & Medical Services and Private Health Insurance

How to Apply:

St John of God Social Outreach is committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in its care and proactively takes measures to protect children/vulnerable people from abuse.

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in our care and proactively take measures to protect children/vulnerable people from abuse.

For enquiries contact David Balakrishnan, Manager South West Community Alcohol & Drug Service on 0400 243 596.

Applications close: May 31st

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