Senior Mental Health AOD Clinician – Rockingham

Posted 1 month ago


Contract terms: Full time, 76 hours per fortnight

Location: Rockingham

About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.

About the role

Possessing a high level of clinical knowledge and skills, the senior mental health AOD clinician’s role is to provide clinical leadership and support to the team and line management activities as delegated by the Service Manager. The role will support effective delivery of integrated AOD services at Rockingham and promote the close relationship between Palmerston and Next Step.

Pay Level is equivalent to Level 6 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

About you

  • Completed Qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Occupational Therapy and experience working in the mental health sector
  • Experience in the leadership of a team, specifically within a clinical setting, including line management
  • Demonstrated experience to be able to comprehensively assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within a complex environment.
  • Proven ability in clinical assessment and intervention in the areas of mental health and alcohol and other drugs.
  • Demonstrated ability or demonstrated commitment to the delivery of evidence based therapeutic approaches and interventions.

To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please view the JDF linked below.

JDF – Rockingham – Senior Mental Health AOD Clinician.docx


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 2 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate

To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: 28th February 2024

Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position please contact Ainslie Wiegold on 9581 4010 or email

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

If you would like to have a yarn on what it’s like to work at Palmerston as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employee at Palmerston please contact our Executive Manager, Cultural Lead – Rohan Collard on

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