Diversion Counsellor Lives Lived Well



Mental health concerns and alcohol and drug dependency can make life really tough – and too often people find themselves grappling with economic challenges and social isolation as well. Our driving belief is that “with the right support people can change”. 

We are a progressive, for purpose organisation, delivering leading edge clinical services aimed at supporting people to live their lives well.  We are growing fast in Queensland and New South Wales – in size, geographic footprint, service diversity and clinical innovation. 


Due to an internal movement, we have a part-time (3 days per week) maximum-term contract opportunity until 30 June 2023 in our Diversion Team.  This would be a fantastic role for a new graduate who is looking to for an opportunity in a not-for-profit supported by an experienced team to help you build your skill set, or a current part-time LLW staff member looking to increase their hours.

As a Diversion Counsellor, you will provide delivery of diversion programs including the Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral (DAAR) course, and Police and Court Diversion (PCD) Programs.  

Duties will include:

  • provision of evidence-based counselling using approved clinical modules. 
  • provision of face-to-face and telephone assessment, information and education, and brief intervention to clients referred through the DAAR or PCD programs.
  • maintaining appropriate clinical records in line with DAAR/PCD program requirements and LLW policies and procedures.
  • participation in team meetings, case conferencing, and clinical supervision.
  • undertaking responsibilities following LLW policies and procedures. 

The role will be based out of our Burleigh Heads & Beenleigh offices with the potential to work from home 1 day per week, with support provided by the Diversion & Systems Coordinator and a team of Diversion Counsellors, based across Queensland.  

The base salary range for this role is $34.04 – $36.50 per hour + super (10.5%).   

In addition to the above, the successful will candidate will undergo comprehensive induction and ongoing support through training and education. 


We are looking for a passionate professional with:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a related health service discipline or equivalent experience.
  2. Experience providing assessment and counselling to clients with alcohol and other drug concerns.
  3. Demonstrated clinical skills or knowledge of assessment and brief intervention strategies.
  4. Sound understanding of the professional, ethical and legal requirements that underpin the treatment and clinical management of substance use.
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  6. Excellent time management skills and attention to detail.
  7. Proficient in MS Office applications and ability to learn CRM.

Ready to join us?

Here is what we have on offer:

  • A focus on wellbeing – self-care, support and a holistic view of health and wellness.
  • Learning opportunities – a comprehensive induction program and ongoing capability development.
  • We will listen to you. Our people have important insights.

Apply now!

Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.

Application close: Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Applicants will be contacted as they apply and notified of the outcome of progression to phone interview.

For questions or information about the role, email [email protected]

Lives Lived Well is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of social, cultural and gender backgrounds that reflect our community including First Peoples.

Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate’s possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence, Working with Children Check (WWCC), completed Australian Criminal History Check and evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination status.



Lives Lived Well

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$34.04 - $36.50 p/hr plus super + sal packaging

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