Ballarat Community Health – Practice Support – Full-Time

Speciality: Alcohol & Other Drugs

Full Time 1.0 EFT, Fixed Term until 30th June 2024

* Competitive Salary Packaging Benefit of up to $15,900 per FBT year
* Support from experienced team members and leaders
* Support people in the community to make positive and lasting changes in their lives

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Facilitator to work closely and collaboratively within a small team to deliver the eight week Making a Change Program in the Ballarat area.

The role includes working collaboratively with the broader Ballarat Community Health Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) team, other treatment providers and relevant services to ensure the case management and pre and post support needs of participants are met.

You will play an integral role in developing a regional team culture and in the promotion of the integrity of the program including consistent processes including intake, treatment, exit and evaluation.

Qualifications and Experience

The role requires a flexible, self-motivated person with excellent communication skills, the ability to work autonomously, prioritise tasks, engage with a range of stakeholders and align with BCH values in their work.

* A relevant tertiary qualification in Health or Community Services, Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or other related disciplines.
* Previous experience in program facilitation, generalist casework, counselling and group work would be desirable
* An understanding and experience of group processes and group dynamics
* Ability in the application of assessment, collaborative care as well as development of individual treatment plans (including exit planning)
* Knowledge of current alcohol and other drug interventions
* Ability to work with clients with co-occurring disorders including AOD, Mental Health and Acquired Brain Injury

About the program

The Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation program, Making a Change (MAC) is funded by DFFH to enable local, rural and regional community access to Alcohol and Other Drug Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation.

The MAC program aims to:

* Facilitate behaviour change interventions to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful substance use
* Assist clients to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic substance use
* Support people primarily living in the Grampians regions, but is open to others
* Provide successful interventions in a non-residential setting

BCH is the lead agency in the Grampians region for the MAC program which it operates in partnership with Grampians Community Health (GCH), Ballarat Aboriginal and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) and Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC).

How to Apply

To access a copy of the Position Description and to Apply for the role please go to

For further enquiries about this role please contact Suzanne Powell, Manager Alcohol and Other Drug Services on 03 5338 4500 or 0400 817 363.

If you share our values of respect, integrity, optimism, courage, resilience – don’t delay. Be part of something special. Apply now.

Applications close 18th July 2022

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Last modified: 5 July, 2022


Date Posted: Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Contact: Suzanne Powell

Phone: 0400 817 363



Name: Ballarat Community Health

Address: 12 Lilburne StreetLucas vic 3350

Phone: 03 5338 4500