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Assertive Community Management (Drug & Alcohol) Clinician - NBMLHD - Perm FT

Nepean Blue Mountains, NSW


$65,778.00 to $95,298.00

Occupational Therapist
Social Worker

  • Are you looking for an entry level role as a Social Worker, Counsellor or Occupational Therapist
  • Penrith location
  • Develop your career with like-minded innovators in the field of D&A

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Couns Lvl 1/2, OT Lvl 1/2, SW Lvl 1/2
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week:  38
Requisition ID: REQ275253
Applications Close: 31/07/2022

This position is dependent on Qualifications:

Social Work Level 1/2 - ($65,778.00 - $95,298.00)
Occupational Therapist Level 1/2 - ($65,778.00 - $95,298.00)
Counsellor Level 1/2 - ($65,778.00 - $95,298.00)

About the Role
This is an essential front line clinical position providing direct assertive psychosocial case management and drug and alcohol interventions to patients with chronic substance use issues, co morbidities and complex social issues.

As a Clinician in the Assertive Community Management team, you will provide direct frontline services to drug and alcohol patients who experience a range of comorbid physical and mental health problems as well as multiple social issues.  Typically, the core functions of this position are:

  • Promote the principles of harm minimisation and a recovery model of care from drug and alcohol dependency.
  • Participate in developing linkages and referral pathways across a range of community-based support services.
  • Participate in developing clinical procedures for the smooth running of the team in consultation with managers and other staff
  • Participate in meetings for the team
  • Under the direction of a medically led multi-disciplinary team, perform specialist clinical services to patients including comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments, develop and conduct timely periodic review of care management plans in collaboration with patients, and assist patients with achieving their goals
  • Providing assertive follow up for patients including undertaking home visits. Participate in clinical reviews and allocation meetings
  • Coordinate and liaise with the Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment (IDAT) program for patients who have been referred from NBMLHD.

Dependant on qualifications the successful application will be one of the following:

  • Social Worker Level 1 or 2 - NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and the Public Hospitals (Professional and Associated Staff) Conditions of Employment (State) Award
  • Occupational Therapy 1 or 2 - NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and the Public Hospitals (Professional and Associated Staff) Conditions of Employment (State) Award
  • Counsellor (Rehabilitation) - NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award and the Public Hospitals (Professional and Associated Staff) Conditions of Employment (State) Award

An eligibility list may be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD):
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.

NBMLHD is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.

What we can offer you:
Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession.

Working with NBMLHD Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:

  • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero
  • Proximity to shopping and other services
  • Accrued Day Off (ADO) each month (for full time employees)
  • 4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging options
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Salary Packaging:

Salary packaging is beneficial to most Nepean Blue Mountains Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting Smartsalary via email at or on 1300 476 278.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases:
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

To be eligible for employment with NBMLHD you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

Selection Criteria to be Addressed:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or Occupational Therapy or Rehabilitation Counsellor. Current membership (or eligibility) with the Australian Association Social Workers (AASW) or AHPRA registration as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in assessment, planning and evaluation of psychosocial interventions with adult patients including exercising independent professional judgement on routine matters.
  • Demonstrated experience with using advanced reasoning skills when undertaking a patient’s assessment of cognitive capacity and their complex issues, report writing, developing and reviewing care plans, delivering case management activities and psychosocial interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to professional and ethical boundaries in consultation with a medically led multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social and emotional needs of patients with drug and alcohol issues including clinical response and management of trauma, grief and loss, domestic and family violence and child protection.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to working and partnering with Aboriginal patients, families and communities as well as improving the health outcomes for socially disadvantaged groups of patients within the local community.
  • Current Driver's Licence and willingness to use for work purpose travel.

Need more information?

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Job Ad Reference REQ275253
Date Listed 14 July 2022
ContactNicole Grimberg