Do You Have What It Takes To Make A Difference To People’s Lives?

Developing issues with the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) can happen to anyone. The harmful effects of AOD use can be felt by individuals, families, loved ones and the broader community, which is why the South Australian AOD sector provides a diverse range of services to meet the needs of different people.

People who work within the AOD sector can make a big impact in supporting people who are looking for help, whether it be individuals who use drugs or alcohol, their families, or their wider communities. It takes a broad range of professional and personal skills and experience to support a diverse and at times complex client group.

The AOD sector offers many different opportunities across multiple programs and settings. With many different roles in many different environments that offer many different challenges, we’re after people with skills, experience and passion for helping those in their community.

Careers in AOD

The AOD sector offers many career options and pathways. Settings include residential services, hospitals, community health centres, non-residential settings, home based services and online support among others. There is also research opportunities, resource development and public service roles in AOD policy and overseeing AOD service providers.

The AOD sector offers values-driven individuals the opportunity to contribute towards improving the health and welfare of people who experience issues with AOD use, while building a fulfilling career. Experience in AOD also sets you up to move into other community sectors, making AOD experience a sought-after background among potential emploQualifiyers.

Roles in the AOD sector include:

Working together to help people recover from substance use issues can be a challenging but rewarding experience. If you enjoy connecting with people in a real and meaningful way, this may be the career you’re looking for.

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Administration

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Youth
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Clinicians

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Educators /
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Nurses

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Doctors

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Counsellors

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Facilitators

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Managers

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Social
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Peer Support
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Psychologists

You may be ready for a job that’s already available or looking
to become qualified to work in this sector.

What it’s like to work in the South
Australian AOD Sector

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