About Access Health and CommunityWith a history of 150 years and caring at our centre, our mission and commitment is to build healthier lives within our communities and to deliver excellent health and community services for all.  We have a dedicated and experienced team of over 300 employees and 200 volunteers operating across 18 locations. Our people are the centre of everything we do, making a contribution to the wellbeing of the community every day through our work, making a difference every day to those that need it most.About the roleThis is an exciting opportunity to join our thriving community health care organisation and work within a truly supportive value based culture and engaged workforce at Access Health and Community.We are seeking a passionate AOD Senior Clinician to provide clinical leadership and supervision to our multidisciplinary AOD team. The underpinning service model utilises strengths-based, trauma-informed, client-centred and family inclusive approaches including interventions such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness and cognitive therapies to individuals, families and groups.The AOD Senior Clinician role requires a high level of skill in AOD assessment, treatment, risk management and education/secondary consultation. In addition to providing clinical services, the Senior Clinician role has dedicated time for clinical leadership and clinical supervision duties.AccessHC works in partnership with other community health and tertiary services to deliver our AOD services; the Senior Clinician will work collaboratively with the partner organisations to support referrals across our partnership, as well as internally within AccessHC.What you will be doingDelivery of high quality clinical assessment and treatment services to clients with alcohol and drug issues and other co-occurring complexitiesProvision of clinical supervision to other practitioners in the team, including individual supervision and group/peer supervision sessionsProviding clinical leadership to the team with key involvement in the client allocation, risk review and discharge processesProvision of secondary consultation and clinical risk managementSupporting the AOD Manager to lead quality improvement initiatives and ensure a high-quality service delivery for clients and familiesWhat you will bring Key Selection CriteriaTertiary qualifications in alcohol and other drugs, psychology, social work, family therapy, nursing or related fieldRelevant qualifications and experience in therapeutic counselling interventionsDemonstrated experience in working with addiction/substance use in mental health/AOD settings for a minimum of 5 yearsDemonstrated high level of skill in clinical risk assessment and management, including assessing for risk of suicide/self-harm, overdose, family violence and other risk domainsRecognised qualifications/training and demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervisionRegistered with AHPRA as a Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor – (Desirable)AttributesThe ability to maintain high level assessment documents, clinical records, reports and case notesGenuine commitment to harm minimisation and to reducing the stigma associated with alcohol, medication and other drug useWell-developed interpersonal and communication skills (including written and verbal)The ability to take initiative in the workplace, work as part of a team, be flexible in your approach and be a self-directed learnerEffective time management and prioritisation skillsHigh level of cultural sensitivity and awareness and the ability to work safely and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+ communitiesCollaborative approach to working with internal and external stakeholders and referrers to support care coordination and shared care practicesDemonstrated behaviours consistent with AccessHC valuesAccess Health and Community Culture & BenefitsThe reasons why people love working at Access Health and Community:Not only will you benefit from a rewarding and challenging career; you will thrive in our collaborative and supportive culture where you will make a positive difference each day giving back to those that need it most.The position encompasses the extensive range of benefits that are on offer;A truly supportive and valued based culture and engaged workforceA culture of trust and empowerment for people to grow and thriveCommitment to a work-life balance with flexible working conditionsAn authentic focus on staff wellbeing and health- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)A commitment to ongoing professional development and career growthPaid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional leaveAnnual leave LoadingAccess Health and Community have an authentic commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff: Wellbeing Connector Program  A network of 20 peer supporters - Wellbeing Connectors that are there to talk with their colleagues about mental health  Personal Resilience Plans Every staff member at AccessHC have the opportunity to complete a Personal Resilience Plan with the support of their manager. These plans are a proactive approach to addressing and navigating workplace stress  Wellbeing Information Sessions Access to recorded Wellbeing Sessions: staff have access to a number of recorded sessions facilitated by experts in the field addressing self-care, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout and dealing with difficult behaviours from clients The Wellness Well The Wellness Well: An internal grants program that provides staff with upwards of $5,000 to implement activities that benefit physical, social and mental wellbeing  Employee Assistance ProgramWe offer counseling for our people through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can access up to three sessions in a 12-month period Wellbeing Days  Available annually to all permanent and fixed term full-time and part time employees an opportunity to take a day off from work for your self-care and wellbeing  Environmental Impact initiativesAccess Health and Community are committed to taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and as a City Switch member we access resources, toolkits and expertise to help us become a more environmentally sustainable organisation. We have implemented a number of climate related initiatives, to reduce e-waste, by recycling old computers, monitors and ink cartridges and waste separation, and allocated a pin to print for all staff to reduce and cut down waste production and unnecessary printing.Apply NowIf this position resonates with you and you are passionate about working alongside a collaborative and supportive team, please forward your resume and cover letter to why you think the position will work well for you. Please refer to the position description on our website for the key selection criteria information: https://accesshc.org.au/careers/  Please reach out to for further information and/or the opportunity to discuss this role. Please contact AOD Manager, Rachel Shankland: Rachel.Shankland@accesshc.org.auApply now so you don’t miss this opportunity as we will be assessing applications as they are submitted and will make an appointment prior to the application date.Applications close date:  9th April 2023Access Health and Community is a Child Safe OrganisationAccess Health and Community actively supports an inclusive culture and celebrates diversity. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people with lived experience of mental health and/or AOD recovery, and people with diverse genders and sexualitiesAccess Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundAccess Health and Community acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we workAccessHC is a vaccine positive organisation, which supports, and encourages our workers, clients / patients and communities to access the COVID-19 vaccination, and where relevant seek medical advice from a registered medical practitioner regarding the vaccination as it relates to themAccess Health and Community is a provider of disability services and successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Workers Screening Check, WWW Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment  Position Description AUD Hawthorn 3122