Cyrenian House - Senior Counsellor Educator

North Metro Community Alcohol and Other Drug Service

Full time – 76 hours fortnight (Job Code SCEFTNMCADS)

The Senior Counsellor maintains a direct treatment and prevention focus with the aim of reducing harm associated with AOD use. Additionally, the Senior Counsellor supports the delivery of a professional AOD service by providing appropriate levels of supervision for volunteer counsellors and any other positions as directed by the Clinical Coordinator or Service Manager.

The Senior Counsellor offers clinical guidance, support and informal leadership to the NMCADS team, particularly when the Service Manager and Clinical Coordinator are absent. This role is responsible for delivering culturally secure alcohol and drug services (AOD) such as informal counselling, education and support to the individuals and families engaging in our service.

If you are interested in this position and you possess a sound level of knowledge and skills, together with well-established work practices that exercise initiative and sound judgment, we would like to hear from you.

Salary level 4 – 5 $67,310 – $79,500 (per annum, pro rata)
This position also comes with attractive employee benefits and salary packaging, excellent working conditions and professional training and development opportunities.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A degree in social, behavioural or health sciences or equivalent experience in the alcohol and drug sector.
  • Ability to provide assessment, counselling, referral as well as AOD information and support to all consumer groups as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership and provision of clinical supervision to staff.
  • Experience working with consumers with complex AOD and mental health issues.
  • Experience in working with consumers from diverse backgrounds and different cultural groups.
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including after normal office hours, as required for comprehensive service delivery.
  • The ability to adapt to varying working environments in the delivery of outreach
  • Demonstrated and well developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.
  • Ability to design and deliver educational group sessions as required in order to promote confidence and skills development to support lifestyle change and address offending, addiction behaviours.
  • A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to take appropriate individual and team responsibility.
  • Current Police clearance and First Aid Certificate.
  • Current “C’ class driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

For further information, please contact Eric Nordberg – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To download a copy of the JDF please refer to the employment section on our website –
Applicants MUST address the selection criteria in their application.
Cyrenian House is committed to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Cyrenian House is a smoke-free organisation.

Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm, 25th July 2018.


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Perth WA 6000


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