Ballarat Community Health – Practice Support – Full-Time, Part-Time

Speciality: Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Counsellor

Part-Time hours: 30.4 - 38 hours per week

Part Time – Full Time (0.8 – 1.0 EFT), Fixed Term until 30th June 2023

A position has become available in our Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Services Team due to existing staff embracing other exciting opportunities within the organisation and sector.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and reflective counsellor who either has qualifications and experience in Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) and Mental Health or is interested in AOD work where there is an option of upskilling or completing training to build capacity in this sector.

We welcome and cater to a diverse client base and are looking for culturally sensitive counsellors whose role will include:
– comprehensive assessment, individual and family counselling and group work
– providing interventions for individuals and/or families experiencing issues relating to AOD
– delivering adult AOD treatment services within the Grampians AOD consortium

As an AOD Counsellor you will work closely with your clients and their families to build strong relationships and rapport, to identify client goals and develop recovery and treatment plans. You will also provide community education and referrals to other BCH programs and health professionals in the region.

About Us

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) provides a broad range of services to the community of Ballarat, with outreach services delivered in the Central Highlands region and beyond. In partnership with the community, we create opportunities and supportive environments which empower people to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, as well as preventing and managing illness.

If you join us, you’ll enjoy competitive salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements which include various leave options. We encourage our staff to take advantage of health and wellbeing initiatives and provide a supportive environment where safety comes first.

Position Description and Enquiries

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 & Other Drug Services on 03 5338 4500 or on 0400 817 363.

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

Last modified: 8 June, 2021


Date Posted: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Contact: Jaclyn Werry

Phone: 03 5338 9157



Name: Ballarat Community Health

Address: 12 Lilburne StreetLucas vic 3350

Phone: 03 5338 4500