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Hope Community Services - Counsellor/Educator and Prevention Officer - Leonora

Full time, 12-month fixed term position, located in Leonora
Level 4.1 of the Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award 2010
Additional regional allowance of $6.58 per hour

About the Role:

The Counsellor / Educator provides assessment, counselling, case management, education, and support to individuals, families, significant others dealing with the impact of alcohol and other drug use and mental health problems or mental illness.
The Prevention Officer liaises and works with a wide range of government and non-government agencies, professionals and community groups to progress community action on alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention and suicide prevention initiatives.


  • Contribute to progress against HOPE’s strategic plan and regional business plan
  • In accordance with the service agreements, deliver services to clients and their families/ significant others
  • Provide screening / assessment, counselling, education, support, advocacy, case management, and where appropriate referrals to other agencies to meet the client’s goals
  • With the client, develop a recovery plan, review the effectiveness of the plan, and measure the client’s progress towards their goals
  • Provide respectful support and effective interventions for people who experience mental health concerns or mental illness as well as problems related to AOD use
  • Provide assessment in court for the WA Diversion Program, and targeted interventions, reports, advocacy and referral for people who participate in Court and Police Diversion Programs
  • Work with the Prevention Coordinator and Officer to coordinate responses to reports of Volatile Substance Use
  • Keep up to date with evidence-based interventions for alcohol and other drugs, including methamphetamines, and co-occurring mental health problems/illnesses
  • Use reflective practice, and participate in regular supervision, case review meetings, and professional development
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., private practitioners, health, employment, and other community, state and federal government agencies) and work collaboratively to deliver alcohol and other drug, health, mental health and psychosocial services to clients, their families and significant others
  • Participate in interagency and service coordination meetings as requested / required

Requirements of the Role:

  • Commitment to work in culturally secure and competent ways
  • 4-year degree with 1 year’s relevant experience; or 3-year degree with 2 years’ relevant* experience; or lesser formal qualifications with substantial years of relevant experience
  • Ability to work in a team as well as autonomously to meet funding deliverables
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

For more information or to apply, please email your cover letter and resume to HR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are open until Friday, 13 December 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

HOPE acknowledges and welcomes diversity in all its forms amongst staff and clients, including culture, language, race, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex variations, religion, and socio-economic and relationship status.


Level 1
1 Nash St
Perth WA 6000


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