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AOD Clinician

Job Description

Who are we?

At Sonder, we’ve been helping people across South Australia to improve their wellbeing and live better lives since 1993. We support thousands of people each year with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol use concerns, chronic disease management and employment.

Why are we hiring?

You may have noticed recently that Sonder has been advertising a large number of role opportunities - this is all due to our significant growth which has resulted in us being able to support more people in more communities. Whilst our growth has led to us now employing over 300 people, we’ve made sure to retain our friendly culture and practical approach.

What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.
Learn about the position:

Sonder Nuriootpa with outreach to Gawler and Barossa areas
Hours: 0.5 FTE (Part Time)

The AOD Comorbidity Clinician will work as part of a multidisciplinary Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) team to deliver evidence-based interventions to assist with the management of co-occurring, or comorbid, AOD and mental health conditions.
The goal of management is to allow AOD treatment to continue without mental health symptoms disrupting the treatment process, and to retain clients in treatment who might otherwise discontinue.
Reporting directly to the Clinical Lead, MH&AOD Country Services, your responsibilities will be:  

  • Provide AOD and Mental Health clinical interventions and care coordination services
  • Comply with electronic case file system and any other relevant organisational processes and procedures.
  • Attendance and facilitation of clinical case consults.
  • Participate in organisational commitment to their continuing professional development by attending team and all of staff meetings, and staff training and development as required

Experience requirements:

  • A minimum 2 years supervised experience in the area of AOD or Comorbidity service delivery
  • A minimum 2 years relevant professional development and or supervision
  • Experience in delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy and other evidence based interventions related to AOD substance dependence and mental health; harm minimisation intervention and recovery orientated interventions
  • Demonstrated experience working within a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in care coordination in an AOD and/or Mental Health setting
  • Demonstrated experience working within a fast-paced environment

Qualification requirements:

  • Allied Health Qualification ie Social Work, or Occupational Therapy, or relevant undergraduate tertiary qualification ie psychology, or other relevant tertiary qualification ie. counselling and experience in the AOD sector
  • Should have, or must acquire prior to interaction with clients, knowledge and understanding of the legal requirements as contained in the Controlled Substances Act, 1984.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Child Safe Environments

*We encourage all applicants to read through the full position description before applying. This can be found at

Please note: In accordance with the Emergency Management Direction No 2, regarding Healthcare Setting Workers, it is a condition of employment that you have the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination by 8th November 2021 or have an endorsed medical exemption that meets government requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers pemail -

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