Drug and Alcohol Counsellors provide support and treatment for people with drug and alcohol dependency problems, develop strategies which assist them to set goals and affect and maintain change, and provide community education. They may work in call centres.
You need a formal qualification in counselling (alcohol and drugs), mental health, psychology, social work or another related field to work as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor. University and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are both common study pathways.
Top skills requested in job advertisements for this occupation.
Working With Patient And/Or Condition: Mental Health
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