• Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)
  • Salary: $114,560-$119,682 (RN3) / $99,629-$106,864 (AHP3) – Full time / Term Contract (temporary up to 1 Oct 2022) – Multiple Vacancies

The role provides expertise for individuals experiencing complex Alcohol and Other Drug issues with mental health comorbidity.

The incumbent is required to work collaboratively with other DASSA Comorbidity Clinicians, working across sites as demand requires to support consumers across different ages and demographics with Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) comorbidities. The incumbent provides support through consultation, development and delivery of staff education, clinical policy and procedures relating to the management of drug and alcohol and mental health presentations as well as liaison and referral with a range of services relevant to the needs of the client and their family, to ensure continuity of care, health promotion, evaluation and research.

The incumbent builds partnerships and liaises with community and acute services to provide an umbrella of support of co morbidity to both the Govt and Non Govt sectors through clinical and education support. This role includes the provision of direct clinical services to improve outcomes for mental health consumers including co-assessment, coordinated care and clinical review within mental health settings, including via telehealth to support staff and consumers in regional areas.

Various practice models may be used to enact this role, including but not limited to: Coordination and leadership of projects and/or programs that contribute clinical expertise to improve client/service outcomes.

The DASSA Comorbidity Clinician is a senior clinical worker and accepts accountability for their professional practice, professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving no contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (general employment)
    Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 800066


800066 – AHP3 Comorbidity Clinician – Role Description.pdf

800066 – RN3 Comorbidity Clinician – Role Description.pdf

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For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: xxxxx.

Closing Date for Applications: 3 August 2022
Name of Contact Person: Jacky Talmet
Telephone Number of Contact Person: 08 7485 4600