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Dual Diagnosis Clinician


Reference: 3940292

0.8 - 1.0EFT, fixed term until 30 June 2019;

Based across two Specialist AOD Primary Health Services; Healthworks (Footscray) and Innerspace (Collingwood);

Generous Not for Profit "Salary Sacrificing" benefits on top of your salary


Call out for Nurses' looking for work within our AOD Response team

We put our people first, not just our clients. We recognise that our success is a direct reflection of our people, so we've created an environment that facilitates professional development, knowledge exchange and learning. This is so our people can confidently deliver exceptional service and care as experts in the industry.


This position was implemented to provide leadership within the service around dual diagnosis across the AOD Treatment Services team, for people who use drugs. It includes the development and delivery of counselling services as well as health education and promotion programs in accordance with the organisation's philosophy.

The Dual Diagnosis Clinician will provide direct service delivery to clients with complex dual diagnosis presentations accessing these sites. Working with staff across sites, to support access for people with a dual diagnosis to their services and ensure best outcomes for clients.


The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Provide high quality counselling and primary care services to clients and groups of clients with a dual diagnosis;
  • Refer, consult and liaise with other staff within the organisation and other local agencies to ensure a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to health care provision;
  • Participate in, develop, review and evaluate direct care and health promotion programs;
  • Provide home visits / outreach services as appropriate to meet the needs of the dually diagnosed service users;
  • Maintain and complete client files and statistical/program records in keeping with the organisation's policy and relevant service requirements; and
  • Maintain administrative recording processes to meet requirements of the funding body.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nursing / Psychiatric Nursing and eligibility to join the relevant professional body;
  • A minimum of four years of experience in working with people with complex AOD issues/Mental Health issues;
  • The ability to maintains hope, role models a positive outlook even during challenging times with the ability to establishes respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries with consumers, staff and partner organisations;
  • Computer literacy (including the use of MS-Office based systems and familiarity with computerized databases); and
  • An awareness of the issues that affect people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people from marginalized communities (desirable).


If you have the ability and drive to make a difference then capitalise on the opportunity to make a difference to your career - apply today


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This position will be paid under the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2012-2016. Registered Nurse 3B


To be considered for the role, you must address the Key Selection Criteria (with clear headings) within your cover letter. The Key Selection Criteria can be found in the attached Position Description.

Applications close on 28th January


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Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.