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Executive Director - Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association

The Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA), a member-based organisation, is a key body representing alcohol and other drugs service in Australia and New Zealand that operate under both the Therapeutic Community (TC) and the Residential Rehabilitation Services (RRS) models of care.  The ATCA leads on driving service quality, as well as playing an important role in advocacy for TCs and RRSs.

ATCA seeks to recruit an Executive Director (ED).  The position is available for up to 30 hours per week initially being offered until June 2026 with extension likely, subject to funding.

The ATCA offers:

  • Flexible working arrangements (hours / location, with place of work hosted by an ATCA member).
  • Opportunity to work independently, with the support of an expert Board of Directors.
  • Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Opportunity to influence and inform the AOD sector.
  • Salary based on 30.4 hrs per week is $127,33,5 inclusive of annual leave superannuation.

Working with and supporting the ATCA Board, the role of the ED involves:

providing leadership to ATCA’s membership,
the management, liaison and lobbying of key stakeholders,
ensuring the profile and image of TCs, RRS and the ATCA is maintained and increased, and
the operational management of ATCA Secretariat.

As an experienced executive you must have highly developed strategic and collaborative leadership skills, analytical, problem solving, management and planning skills. A commitment to ATCA’s values and priorities to effectively represent and advance the interests of the ATCA membership. 

For a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria, please email or phone:

Gerard Byrne, Chair ATCA Board at: or Ph: 0414 780 038


Applications addressing each of the Selection Criteria and a Curriculum Vitae are to be emailed to:


Applications close 22nd of September 2023