P: 03 9532 0811
P: 03 9532 0811

Employment Opportunities

AOD Counsellor (Bentleigh)  

  • Make a difference to the lives of people
  • AOD Counselling experience essential
  • Hours negotiable: 0.6-0.8 EFT

About TaskForce
Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

About the position
TaskForce now has an exciting vacancy for an AOD Counsellor to join this client centred team based in Bentleigh. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus - with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

About you
You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with forensic clients. You will have at least 3 years experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles.  You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence based therapeutic techniques. 

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.  You will have tertiary qualifications in psychology or counselling and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD.

What TaskForce offer
In exchange, we will offer you generous employee benefits such as flexible work arrangements and salary packaging. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a supportive and inclusive team.

How to Apply
Please click here for a position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to Jennie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close on Friday 6 October 2017.  

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

Transition to Work Officer (Bentleigh)  

About Us
TaskForce is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of community based programs and services. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports.

About the Program
The Government established the Transition to Work Program in 2016, to assist young people aged 15-21 years who are not in employment or education.  The service provides employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work or further education.

About the Position
We now have a vacancy for a full time Transition Officer.  The Transition Officer will be responsible for case management of a group of 80 young job seekers. The Officer will work with participants in both individual and group based settings, focusing on building their skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment through targeted and tailored activities such as:

  • developing practical skills to get a job
  • accessing education or training
  • finding and completing work experience placements
  • finding job opportunities in the local area
  • connecting with relevant local community services.

About You
We are seeking a results driven consultant who is passionate about assisting our young job seekers to secure long term, sustainable employment opportunities. The ideal applicant will have a track record achieving positive outcomes as an Employment Consultant / Case Manager or in a similar role and have experience dealing with Employers.  This role would suit someone that is results focussed and committed to helping young people and understanding their needs, strengths and abilities. 

What we can offer
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a genuine client centred organisation. You will have access to a vehicle for work travel, flexible working arrangements, the benefit of salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities and a supportive team culture!

How to apply
Please click here for a position description. Applications should include a cover letter or email and CV which can be forwarded to the HR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Applications close on Monday 11 September 2017.  

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

Alcohol and Drug Liaison Outreach Worker (Bentleigh)  

  •  Be part of an important community service that makes a difference
  •  Join a supportive, multidisciplinary team
  •  Part time - 3 days per week

About TaskForce
Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports.

The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential.

About the program
TaskForce Community Agency in Partnership with YSAS and Alfred Health have been funded to deliver a suite of AOD services by South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN).  The program focuses on the following

  • Reducing adolescent alcohol use in Bayside, Cardinia and the Mornington Peninsula
  • Improving service access to AOD treatment options in Dandenong and Port Phillip
  • Providing early intervention and diversion services for young people from ongoing substance abuse.

About the position
TaskForce now has an exciting vacancy for an AOD Liaison Outreach Worker (ADLOW) to join the team in Bentleigh. The role will provide outreach support and short term case management services to people experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs.  Clients will be referred to ADLOW’s when their primary health provider determines that they require more intensive, specialised support regarding their drug and alcohol issues. The ADLOW will work with clients through a screening and assessment process to develop a seamless referral pathway into appropriate AOD treatment. They will provide short to medium term support and brief interventions with a focus on Motivational Interviewing, minimising harm, fostering rapport and relationships with key professionals until an Individual Treatment Plan is developed.

About you
Ideally you will be a proactive and engaging case manager who has worked in an AOD service. You will have proven experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services with AOD or dual diagnosis clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles. With a positive can-do attitude, you will implement strategies and interventions maximising the client's ability to seamlessly access the services they need.  You will be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD – tertiary qualifications in social sciences or the like will be highly regarded.

Why work for us?
TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation.  This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a supportive and multidisciplinary team. You will have access to flexible working arrangements, the benefit of salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities and a supportive team culture!

How to Apply:
Please click here for the position description. Please include your current Resume and a cover letter summarising your skills and experience.  Please forward applications to the HR Manager, Kate Forer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Tuesday 22 August.  For further information, please contact Kate Forer, Manager Human Resources at TaskForce on 9532 0811.

Safety screening:
TaskForce is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance of child abuse.  All employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with TaskForce.