Position Details
Reference Number 33551
Position Title Assessment AOD Clinician
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Drug and Alcohol
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Western Health's Drug Health Services has a new opportunity for an experienced AOD Clinician to join our multidisciplinary team, as an Assessment AOD Clinician. The successful applicant will work closely with all Drug Health Services Programs, providing a unique opportunity to develop skills and knowledge across a broad range of treatment types.

As the Assessment AOD Clinician you will assess clients' needs, develop safe and co-ordinated plans, including discharge plans, and facilitate access to appropriate treatment. You will work collaboratively with Drug Health Services staff to manage admissions into the Community Residential Drug Withdrawal Unit, and will co-ordinate admissions with external service providers, in order to maximise positive client outcomes. You will also take a key role in presenting client assessments to Drug Health Services clinical review meeting.

This is a part time, 0.9 EFT ongoing positions.

Skills & Experience

As the Assessment AOD Clinician you will have experience assessing clients with complex co-morbidities, a sound knowledge of the Victorian AOD Treatment System and Harm Minimisation policy framework. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and will be committed to working collaboratively within a client-centred model of care.  You will have tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or Nursing and have the minimum four competencies in Alcohol and Other Drugs, or a willingness to undertake such, as well as a Victoria Drivers Licence.

This position sits within Drug Health Services' Adult Services programs, and may require working across multiple sites of Western Health.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Scott Withy
Contact Number 0383457041
Contact Mobile Number 0401 157 390
Contact Email scott.withy@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Brad Roberg
Alternate Contact Number 83456682
Closing Date 18/11/2018
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