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Drug & Alcohol Clinician

Organisation/Entity: Western NSW Local Health District
Job Category:
  • Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
Job Reference Number: REQ11633
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $43,897.83 - $113,518.00
Closing Date: 26/06/2018 - 11:59 PM


The Western NSW Local Health District is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and embodies our CORE Values. We actively promote the employment of all minority groups. For assistance with your application to this position visit our website.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Clinician Lvl 1
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ11633

Number of FTE: 1.00

Applications Close: 26 Jun 2018

Job share may be considered for this position.

Where you'll be working
This position sits within the Community Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Service at Lightning Ridge, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

What you'll be doing

The Drug and Alcohol Clinician is part of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for providing specialist drug and alcohol services to Lightning Ridge, with outreach services to other surrounding communities as required within Western Local Health District. The Clinician will provide drug and alcohol assessment and treatment for clients seeking assistance with their substance use problems and/or co-morbidity issues and may involve brief interventions, initiating and managing planned treatment options, case management, working with Opioid Treatment program, (MERIT program), consultation and referral to other agencies for support or crisis management.

Selection Criteria
  • According to discipline:Nursing (Registered Nurse): Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse. Occupational Therapy (OT Level 1/2): Current Registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist. Social Work (SW Level 1/2): A Bachelor degree in Social Work with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers Psychology (Registered Psychologist): Current Registration with AHPRA as a Psychologist. Bachelor Health Science/Social Science/Social Welfare (Mental Health) Welfare Officer (Level 1/2):through the Djirruwang Program.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in the provision of Drug and Alcohol services, or an understanding of the key concepts, including harm minimisation.
  • Understanding of contemporary psychosocial interventions relating to drug and alcohol, and their application.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to document accurately, write clearly and succinctly, consult effectively with others, and develop collaborative partnerships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Competency in the use of information and communication technology, including standard office software, for email, internet searches, analysis of clinical data, and clinical documentation.
  • The ability to collaborate and work effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of clients, including remote communities and Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Current licence to drive in NSW and willingness to undertake work related travel with overnight stays as required.

  • Need more information?

    • Click here for the Position Description
    • Find out more about applying for this position
    • For role related queries or questions contact Jenny Taylor on Jenny.Taylor@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6881 4063.
    • Note: This is a re-advertised position. If you are a previous applicant who wishes to re-apply please note you will need to update your original submission. You can do this by logging in to your account and clicking on the “My Submissions” icon. Once complete you will need to advise Jenny Taylor on Jenny.Taylor@health.nsw.gov.au.