Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

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Drug and Alcohol Counsellors provide assessment, education, treatment and referral to individuals and families experiencing problematic or harmful substance use. The job requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to deal with conflict and stressful situations. Tasks range from providing education, particularly targeting high-risk populations, through to providing emergency response to individuals at risk. Drug and Alcohol Counsellors can work in a range of settings such as clinics, community organisations, and correctional facilities.

This job requires completion of a degree in areas such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing and other Allied Health Sciences, as well as relevant professional registration. In addition, postgraduate study specialising in the area of Drugs and Alcohol may also be required for this job.