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Job Number : 20657
Type and Location : Counselling / Sydney
Listed By : The Salvation Army on 15 Feb 2017
AOD/ Mental Health Clinician
  • Full Time & Part-Time Positions
  • Various Western Sydney Locations
  • Leading Not for Profit Organisation

The headfyrst project is an integrated AOD and mental health comorbidity service program that aims to provide evidence based treatment and counselling for young people aged 12-25 in the South West Sydney region (Bankstown, Liverpool and Campbelltown) and in the Western Sydney region (Mt Druitt, Parramatta and Castle Hill).  presenting with comorbidity mental health and alcohol and other drugs. The program is designed to improve mental health and alcohol and other drugs comorbidity outcomes.The headfyrst program provides an innovative, stepped care model with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to co morbidity treatment.

We are currently recruiting two full-time positions and two part-time positions (22.8 hours a week & 30.4 hours a week).

The role will report to the Salvation Army Youthlink’s headfyrst Coordinator.


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or other allied health discipline recognised by the tertiary mental health services sector,
  • Registration with AHPRA and/ or other professional association.
  • A minimum of 2 years clinical experience
  • Ability to build rapport and engage with young people in their recovery journey.
  • WHS – knowledge of work health safety obligations and to practice these in the workplace in line with TSA policy & procedures and legislation.
  • Professional development required to maintain skills for the role.
  • Experience in the delivery of AOD/MH services inclusive of skills in assessing, managing and treating clients with AOD/MH related problems in a cross cultural setting.
  • Able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of recovery focused practice
  • Have a clear understanding and/or knowledge of the concept and impact of mental health and AOD issues among young people.
  • Able to demonstrate the importance of and have a clear and strong understanding of the value of team work
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to impart knowledge in a learning environment
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to service delivery
  • Have a high degree of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience with report writing and electronic client information management systems.
  • A current driver’s license.

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits, including generous salary packaging, regular supervision, and ongoing training.

Successful applications must include a current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria in the position description. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia, a current, full Working with Children Check and will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check. It is also essential to have a current NSW class C driver’s licence for this position.

If you're interested in applying for the full-time position, please apply here: http://bit.ly/2k9WsJJ

If you're interested in applying for the part-time 30.4 hours a week position, please apply here: http://bit.ly/2kae1cB

If you're interested in applying for the part-time 22.8 hours a weekposition, please apply here: http://bit.ly/2luGESX

Applications close: 24th February 2017.

Contact Details
If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact:

Kathy Nakic (02) 9635 7400



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