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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Assessment Officer

Odyssey House

Applications Closing: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 17:00
  • Central East Sydney – [Canterbury and Botany]
  • Full time fixed term contract until 30th June 2018 (with possible extension)
  • 38hr week - Monday to Friday
  • Central East Sydney Locations
  • SCHADS Award Level 3 Pay Point 1

Odyssey House seeks an experienced alcohol and other drug professional to work with a dynamic new team in the new and expanding Odyssey House Community Services programs. These programs are non residential and will be located in the Central and Eastern Sydney region. (Botany/Mascot)

The AOD Assessment Officer will provide the initial point of contact for clients, and services referring clients, to Odyssey House (OH) Community Services. They will conduct screening and assessments, evaluate eligibility, provide information and arrange appropriate services according to client needs. They will assist with creating linkages to relevant support services that will enhance recovery outcomes for clients. The Assessment Officer will contribute to the support of clients who are awaiting service provision.

Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time, Contract
Job Location: South Sydney
About us

Odyssey House NSW is a not for profit organisation that provides rehabilitation and community services to individuals with alcohol and other drug dependencies.


Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

Only applicants that address and meet the below selection criteria will be considered for interview.

  • Minimum tertiary qualifications in Mental Health or Alcohol and Other Drugs, or equivalent; 
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse, complex, coerced and co-morbid AOD / Mental Health populations; 
  • Demonstrated skills in written communication, including report writing, case notes and data recording; 
  • Proven experience conducting relevant assessments and support for individuals, carers and families within the AOD and MH fields
  • Knowledge and/or experience responding to clients in crisis (e.g. presenting suicide/self-harm); 
  • Understanding of the principles of the Privacy Act and its practical implementation in service delivery; 
  • Knowledge of evidence based treatment, harm minimisation, care coordination and support strategies; 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implement the principles of WHS, EEO and continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Successful applicants need to provide a current Criminal Record Check and a current Working with Children Check for paid employment.
  • A current NSW Drivers Licence (preferred but not essential)
  • Willingness and capacity to work across multiple service delivery locations.
How to apply
  • Send your application to
  • Only applicants that address and meet the above selection criteria will be considered for interview.
  • Include an up to date copy of your resume

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing Date: 22nd March 2018

Date posted: 08 March 2018

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