Part Time Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Assessment Officer

Odyssey House

Applications Closing: Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 17:00
  • Part Time fixed term contract until 30th June 2019 (with possible extension)
  • 4 hours per day 4 days a week - Campbelltown (Flexible working hours around start and finish time and days worked)
  • SCHADS Award Level 3 (Pay point to be negotiated)
Odyssey House NSW is a not for profit organisation that offers a diverse range of Residential and Community Services for those affected by the complexities of alcohol and other drugs.
We are seeking an innovative and passionate professional wanting a career in Community Services. The person who succeeds in obtaining this position will be responsible for conducting comprehensive phone and face to face assessments for people seeking to enter Odyssey House programs. A full orientation and training program will be provided. Experience working with a client data management system would be an advantage.
This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of Odyssey House NSW’s expansion working in our Community Services sites based in South Western Sydney
Category: Social Work
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Job Location: South West Sydney
Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Minimum tertiary qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs, or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse, complex, coerced and co-morbid AOD / MH populations;
  • Demonstrated skills in comprehensive assessment that includes excellent verbal and written communication including experience with client data management systems
  • 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;
  • Understanding of the principles of harm minimisation.
  • 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.


How to apply
  • Send your application to
  • Applications that address the above selection criteria will be viewed favourably.
  • Include an up to date copy of your resume.

Closing Date: 9th December 2018

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Date posted: 29 November 2018

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