Aboriginal Corporation Careers at Marrin Weejali

At Marrin Weejali, our staff have the compassion, empathy and lived experience to work with our clients to help repair their shattered spirits and rebuild their lives.

We have regular vacancies for staff positions advertised on our website.

If you are seeking an Aboriginal Corporation career or would like to discuss any of the current vacancies on offer, please contact us.

Are you looking to enact real change in the Aboriginal community?

It takes a special kind of person to join our Marrin Weejali team.

A person who has the drive to help others rise above their alcohol and drug misuse issues and their social, emotional and health-related problems.

A person with a deep understanding of the importance of Aboriginal culture and its social and emotional context for our people.

Marrin Weejali is run by our people, for our people.

Are you one of our people, too?

Keep up to date with our current vacancies.

Vacant Position: Alcohol & other Drug / Non-Acute Mental Health Counsellor

Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Corporation

Blackett, Sydney NSW


  • Conducting assessments including risk assessments of clients
  • Providing counselling to clients on a one-to-one basis or in group sessions
  • Referring clients to other services as appropriate
  • Delivering education & awareness group therapy relating to substance misuse risk factors, relapse prevention, responsible use, and their management
  • Delivering education & awareness group therapy relating to social and emotional wellbeing, including but not limited to DBT and domestic family violence.
  • Working collaboratively with clients to identify their needs, set goals and develop client care plans.
  • Work in partnership with Community Health staff, hospital staff, GPs, and specialists, and with other health and human services agencies and NGOs, to ensure coordinated client care, maintain client liaison, referral and follow up procedure which confirms delivery of client care.


  • A minimum of a certificate IV or Diploma qualification in Mental Health, Alcohol & other Drugs or Counselling.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in providing support for individuals with alcohol and other drug and co-existing mental health problems and other complex issues.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander concept of social and emotional wellbeing including an understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander family structure and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture and wisdom. This will include an understanding regarding the practical and emotional issues that may arise when working with Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander individuals with alcohol and other drug and co-existing mental health problems and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality, safe and connected care to Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander individuals in a person-centred and holistic manner that promotes self-determination and, in a strength, based approach.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatments, care coordination and support strategies.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, liaison and negotiation skills, including the ability to provide accurate, consistent, timely and appropriate service to clients.
  • Ability to maintain client records, statistics.
  • Sound computer skills.
  • Demonstrable communication skills including report writing, case note writing.
  • Senior first aid certificate
  • Current NSW driver’s licence


To apply for this role please send CV/Resume as well as separate cover letter addressing the ‘selection criteria’ as below. email: mel@marrinweejali.org.au

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted.


This is an identified position in accordance with Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977– only suitably qualified Aboriginal people are eligible for this position and are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.



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