Employment Opportunity – Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Nurse

About The Tenure
The Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Nurse position is 0.4 EFT ongoing.

About the Position and the Person
As a Withdrawal Nurse you will be responsible for the provision of a safe and inclusive environment for clients seeking to withdraw from or reduce the harms of the use of alcohol and other drugs. Delivery of non-residential withdrawal services and supports includes:

  • Assessment and support of clients in accessing hospital based withdrawal and/or withdrawal units
  • Providing outpatient assessment, withdrawal treatment and support
  • Assist individuals and families to establish healthier lifestyles that lessen the impacts of problematic alcohol and drug use

The personal attributes needed to fit this role are:

  • Inclusive practice
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Independent thinking
  • Strong team skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Great Communicator, irrespective of format

Essential qualifications required for this position are:

  • Registered Nurse Division 1 (Victoria)
  • Relevant Alcohol & Other Drugs qualification/s
  • Eligibility for membership to the relevant professional body or Registration Board


  1. Minimum two years clinical practice experience in managing people undergoing neuro-adaptive changes due to alcohol and other drug withdrawal.
  2. Experience in working with advanced skills in dual diagnosis (Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug competencies), or Acquired Brain Injury.

How to apply
For further information about the position contact Tim Adam, Community Wellbeing Manager on (03) 5421 1666.

As an employer, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures and backgrounds.

To be considered for a role, your application must include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria, which need to be submitted via email to: hr@cobaw.org.au

Download: Position Description

Applications Close: 8 am on Thursday 4th October.