Alcohol and Other Drug Clinician

Date published

12 Sep 2017

Applications close

20 Sep 2017



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.

Applications close 20th September 2017.    Enquiries to Jenny Beach on 0448279939

Applying for the role:

Applications with 2 current referees can be emailed to

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.