Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Counsellor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court, County Court of Victoria


• The County Court of Victoria is seeking an AOD Counsellor for the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court

• Client focused - VPS Grade 4 – Work from home & CBD location

• Provide AOD interventions to high-risk clients who have a range of complex needs

• Deliver harm reduction sessions and facilitation of programs (SMART Recovery)
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CC0277C
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 30/6/23
Attachments: CC0277 - Candidate Application Form.docx (Word, 59KB)


CC0277 - PD.pdf (PDF, 282KB)


Contact: Michelle Yates on 0437 794 887
or Michelle.Yates@courts.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About us:

  • An exciting opportunity at the County Court of Victoria for a qualified AOD Counsellor
  • Friendly and inclusive culture
  • Full-time, Fixed-term until 30 June 2023

The County Court of Victoria is the principal trial court in the State of Victoria. The Court hears over 11,000 criminal, common law and commercial cases each year. The County Court has unlimited monetary jurisdiction in common law and commercial matters. In its criminal jurisdiction, the Court hears all indictable offences except treason, murder and related offences. The AOD Counsellor will provide high quality engagement, assessment, counselling, and support services to participants of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court within the County Court. This role will provide support, referrals, secondary consultation, and liaison with County Court staff and Judges. The position has a focus on utilising diverse evidence based therapeutic frameworks to address problematic substance abuse and links with offending behaviour. The position will involve mixed service delivery where needed, both virtually and onsite face to face as per relevant Victorian Government advice.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter
  • completed application form (see file attachment) 

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.


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