Alcohol and other drugs vacancies in our DARTS team:


Senior AOD Clinician - Wide Bay Region

Bridges Health & Community Care has a rewarding full time opportunity for a Senior Drug & Alcohol Clinician to join its growing team in the Wide Bay region

We are looking for a dedicated, reliable, professional with a can do flexible attitude and the ability to get along well with others.

In this role, you will be providing evidence based interventions for individuals with drug and alcohol issues, and family members impacted by someone else's use. Your role will include counseling, case management, care coordination, brief interventions, day rehabilitation services and crisis support, psycho-education, referrals to residential rehabilitation or other AOD services. 

Travel to outreach clinics around the region and/or other Bridges Health and Community Care sites may be required. A company vehicle will be provided for this purpose.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering evidence based psychological and psychosocial AOD treatments in a range of settings;
  • Improving the family functioning, social connectedness and life skills of people who misuse substances;
  • Delivering an evidence based day rehab program in our Bundaberg facility
  • Providing one-to-one support and interventions, relapse prevention and ongoing assistance to improve psychosocial and family functioning;
  • Ensuring client files are maintained as per statutory compliance requirements; and
  • Promoting the Bridges DARTS to gain broader community awareness.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in the health, social or behavioural science field and have experience working with individuals with drug and alcohol issues
  • Minimum of five years experience working in a drug and alcohol treatment setting, and experience working with all types of licit and illicit substances and co-morbidity.
  • Innovative engagement strategies and strong collaborative relationships with the health and community sector will be vital.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply harm minimisation practices in the treatment of people with AOD issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct client assessments and prepare treatment plans based on those assessments.
  • Ability to provide evidence-based brief interventions for people who misuse alcohol and other drugs and for family members impacted by someone else’s use.
  • Ability to provide evidence-based clinical practice for people with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis.
  • A good understanding of community resources, treatment services and referral networks would be held in high regard
  • Well developed IT and computer skills, including the use of databases.

A requirement prior to commencement is to currently hold and maintain:

  • Current working with children check (Blue Card)
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Clearance or Yellow Card Exemption
  • Current National Police Check
  • Current Queensland Open Driver Licence
  • The right to work in Australia

About the Benefits

Bridges Health & Community Care Ltd understand the critical importance of their employees in the success of the organisation and as such are always on the lookout for talented, like-minded individuals to join their team.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll receive an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as salary sacrificing options to further enhance your take-home pay. 

You will be joining a culture that is dedicated to helping you succeed. Ongoing training and professional development is available to help you grow, and flexible working arrangements are negotiable to ensure that you maintain a great work-life balance.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to support an organisation that assists vulnerable and marginalised members of the community. If you think you have what it takes to join the Bridges team then we want to hear from you - apply now!

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • an up-to-date resume including two recent referees;
  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and requirements of the role.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

For confidential enquiries about the role, please contact Paula Thompson on [email protected], or to request a copy of the Position Description, please contact Bruce Bryan on [email protected]

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close the position if a suitable candidate is found sooner than the closing date.


Alcohol and Other Drugs – Mental Health Clinician

Bridges Health & Community Care has your dream job in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, in your dream location, Bundaberg.

We are a purpose-driven company on a mission to provide meaningful mental health services that enable you and your clients to believe, achieve and thrive.

To enable both our clients and staff, we value:

Your focus on positive change toward a better life, for you and those around you

Your individual perspective on the challenges and opportunities you face

Your inherent value and dignity as an individual

Your right to choose your path forward

We are excited by this full-time, permanent opportunity in our Alcohol and Other Drugs Rehabilitation team based in Bundaberg.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Qualifications in the health, social, or behavioural sciences field and/or
  • Extensive AOD training with a minimum standard of a Diploma in Alcohol and Drugs
  • Demonstrated ability to apply harm minimisation practices in the treatment of people and families with AOD issues
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct client assessments and prepare treatment plans based on those assessments
  • Ability to provide evidence-based brief interventions for people who misuse alcohol and other drugs
  • Ability to provide evidence-based clinical practice for people with complex needs and/or dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge of community resources, treatment services, and referral networks or the capacity to obtain that knowledge effectively and efficiently.

This role will provide evidence-based psychological and psychosocial treatment based on individual need. In this role, you will assist clients reduce risk-taking behaviour, improve physical and psychological health, and improve social functioning.

To succeed in this role, you need to be a values-driven clinician, wanting to make a difference to the lives of your clients. You will want to work for an organisation that is run by clinicians.

If it’s you we’ve been searching for, you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in this clinical focus. With so much experience, you will be a strong communicator, you’ll be dedicated, flexible, and IT-savvy with a strong comprehension of community resources, treatment services and referral networks.

It is a Bridges requirement to obtain the following licences before commencement:

  • Blue Card for working with children and young people
  • Yellow Card Exemption, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Card
  • Current Queensland Driver's Licence (open)
  • The right to work in Australia

To learn more about this rare and unique opportunity, email our HR Manager at: [email protected], or call our head office on 1300 707 655.

We look forward to hearing from you.