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Remote AOD Clinical Supervisor - Darwin

Job Number: 31623

Primary Objective:

Provision of advice on clinical matters pertaining to Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) through the delivery of clinical supervision, education and support within remote areas in Primary Health Care (PHC) Centres in the Top End and Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) across the NT to facilitate the development of a sustainable and skilled AOD Workforce.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide clinical supervision and clinical education and training of Remote AOD Workers (RAODW) and PHC staff, including individual supervision.

2. Provide clinical expertise in consulting, developing, designing, implementing and evaluating specific assessment tools and resources for use in PHC for the program that supports the clinical governance framework.

3. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the NT; including DoH and AMS to implement appropriate, evidence-based range of activities and best practice/continuous quality improvement frameworks.

4. Provide AOD and Mental Health clinical and capacity building support to the RAODW and PHC to ensure that corporate and clinical governance practices comply with NT Legislation including the management of high-risk clients in rural and remote settings.

5. Ensure appropriate governance of the service in terms of clinical practice, education, research and quality to optimise client outcomes and effective use of resources in accordance with legislative/policy requirements.

6. Contribute to strategic planning, continuous quality improvement activities, evaluation and reporting.

7. Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

8. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

Selection Criteria


1. An Accredited Social Worker with recognised qualifications in Social Work/related discipline with eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers and meets their supervision standards or recognised qualifications in Clinical Psychology with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration.

2. Demonstrated understanding of contemporary substance misuse and treatment practices.

3. Demonstrated high-level strategic and collaborative skills including the ability to interpret and manage the social, political and organisational environment to achieve outcomes in a multidisciplinary PHC environment.

4. Extensive knowledge of providing clinical supervision and education to a diverse range of professions.

5. Demonstrated experience working within a culturally and linguistically diverse environment, especially pertaining to Aboriginal communities and an ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

6. Current NT manual drivers licence and ability to travel by light aircraft/road to remote localities for extended visits.


1. Experience in providing AOD/ mental health treatment services to Aboriginal people in remote PHC.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Powell on 08 8922 6756 or