Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician

Date published

13 Feb 2020

Applications close

01 Mar 2020



Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician - Maximum Term Contract

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section (RFDSSE) provides comprehensive health services to rural and remote communities in far west NSW, SA and QLD.

Our Mental Health Program now includes an Alcohol and other Drug (AoD) Outreach Service with AoD Clinicians based in the Dubbo Cobar and Broken Hill areas. These positions are supported by a partnership agreement with the RFDSSE and the Lyndon Community.

They deliver short-term clinical case management to identified clients requiring support with alcohol and other substance use. The employees work closely with AoD community engagement workers, local GP’s, community mental health teams and other service providers. The successful applicant will use evidence-based methods in both individual and group approaches to support clients to reduce their substance use and minimize related harms.

Additional tasks may include community engagement activities, community level education and health promotion, education to GP’s and other health service providers, school-based education and holistic health screening initiatives.

On some days this varied role will take you to remote communities, other days you will undertake consultations by telephone or Skype, or face to face at one of our hub locations.

The successful applicant will demonstrate qualifications and experience in a drug and alcohol related field such as social work, psychology, social science, community services or health. In addition, familiarity with rural and remote services, working in an outreach setting, case management, counselling in one on one and group settings, and an ability to manage referrals into and out of a service will be viewed favourably.

This is an exciting and challenging role, if you have relevant tertiary qualifications, appropriate clinical experience and an interest in rural and remote practice, we’d love to hear from you.

For more information about the position, please contact David Honeyset on 0427 248 884.

To apply:
Email your cover letter and CV along with copies of your qualifications and details of two referees to

Applications close Sunday 1st March 2020

Any published closing dates are estimated, the RFDS SE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

RFDSSE is an equal opportunity employer