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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 29021
Position Title AOD OWL Clinician
Employment Status Limited Term Full Time
Location All Sites
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• Flexible Working Hours and a generous remuneration package

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Peninsula Health is the major metropolitan health service caring for a community of 300,000 people. Our Vision is to provide exceptional health and community care.

In representing Peninsula Health, we expect all employees and volunteers to reflect our values: Be the Best, Be a Role Model, Be Open and Honest, Be Compassionate and Respectful and Be Collaborative. We are One Peninsula Health.

What You Will Be Doing

Peninsula Health currently has a opportunity for a passionate and client centered AOD Clinician to join our Alcohol and Other Drugs Program on a Limited term basis. Working as part of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team the counsellor will provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions to promote recovery for clients age 60+ experiencing substance use related harms.

What You Will Need

We anticipate you will:
• Deliver evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions ranging in intensity to individuals (including brief interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management and harm reduction)
• Provide assessment, intervention and discharge planning within program guidelines and professional scope of practice
• In collaboration with the client, develop the client’s initial recovery plan to:
• Understand the concept of health literacy, the individual level of health literacy and the impact this has on a client’s ability to manage their care
• Conduct Individual Recovery Reviews in collaboration with the client to assess progress towards treatment goal
• Present clients at regular intervals at the Alcohol and Other Drug multidisciplinary clinical review meeting
• Demonstrate current evidenced based practice within your area of clinical expertise.
• Ability to work with clients on transition to other services once goals are complete.

Additional Requirements

Peninsula Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide a safe and supportive workplace for people with disabilities.

To find out more about our recruitment processes, compliance obligations and to prepare your application to join our team please visit:

Join Peninsula Health and help us to deliver safe, personal, effective & connected care to every person, every time.
Selection Criteria Essential: - Tertiary qualifications appropriate to the position such as Registered Nurse, Social Work or Counselling.
Essential: - Demonstrated experience in issues relating to AOD use and misuse.
Essential: - Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
Contact Person rob white
Contact Number 97848383
Contact Email rwhite@phcn.vic.gov.au
Closing Date 22/10/2021
Position Description OWL AOD CLINICIAN NEW PD sept 2021 PDF.pdf