At Lives Lived Well, we’ve been treating and supporting people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs for over 50 years. We also support people with mental health and gambling concerns and those transitioning from correctional centres. We’re growing fast and building a reputation as a trusted, innovative provider, focused on clinical excellence… and we’d love you to be part of it.
If you share our belief in recovery, think in a curious and critical way, and thrive on a busy environment, learning and change, join us and do your best work here!
About the service
In a peaceful, rural area south of Brisbane, Logan House based at Chambers Flat, offers a residential alcohol and drug treatment program, which is part of a continuous package of care. Our Residential Treatment program at Logan House has serviced the community for over 35 years. With the goal to encourage residents to live life well Logan House offers a specialist alcohol and drug treatment residential program for people aged 18 years and over. Our program aims to provide a safe and supportive environment free from alcohol, illicit substances, and non-prescription medication to support our resident’s treatment journey.
We currently have an opportunity available for a Pre & Post Worker to join our service on a full-time basis, working 38 hours per week on a maximum term contract basis until 2 June 2024. This is a parental leave replacement contract.
As a Pre and Post Worker, you will undertake a range of client assessments, and link clients with support services to proactively assist and support clients with entry and exit into suitable residential treatments.
You will work closely with the facilities’ Treatment Facilitators and other LLW staff, to enable and support clients in and out of the treatment setting, in a way that maximises person-centred care in an integrated, supportive, and professional manner.
You will receive support from an experienced team and your Team Leader.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Manage a case load of clients, through providing support, service coordination, referral, and advocacy to assist client in achieving their goals.
- Actively support client readiness to support successful attendance and completion of residential treatment
- Ensure continuity of care by effectively transitioning clients in and out of residential treatment utilising skills and expertise in multidisciplinary teams and effectively negotiating and advocating for client support needs with other health care providers
- Articulate and discuss AOD and its associated factors with the team to align service delivery with evidence-based practice
- Provide pre- and post-rehabilitation support and relapse prevention planning
- Engage with and develop productive relationships with relevant stakeholders
- Effectively assess and manage client risk
- Provide culturally appropriate practice as relevant to varying clients
- Actively contribute to program reporting requirements
The base hourly pay rate ranges between $47.50 to $49.65 per hour plus super, depending on your skills, knowledge, and experience
What you’ll bring
We are looking for an individual who loves to work in a dynamic environment, as part of a collaborative team.
To succeed in this role, there are some essentials you’ll need:
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services, or other related area health services discipline.
- Applied knowledge in contemporary evidence based AOD counselling practice and case management or transferrable skills such as working with clients with co-morbidity and complex trauma.
- Sound interpersonal skills, including a high level of written and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated experience in working autonomously – especially in terms of managing competing work demands and your own work schedule
- Experience in a role where you have successfully communicated across various work teams
- A sound understanding of the professional, ethical, and legal requirements that underpin the treatment and clinical management of substance misuse problems
- Ability to prioritise clinical and administrative duties, including the effective and efficient planning and organisation of a complex caseload.
While not essential, we’d also love you to have:
- Local area knowledge, especially of community service agencies and programs
What matters most is that you’ll live and breathe our values, which means:
- You are humble, human, and full of hope.
- You show up and share.
- You ask: Why not? And what’s next?
- You leave a positive wake.
Why? We believe that through these values, we do our best work – for each other, for clients, and for the communities we work in. It’s a promise we make to you about the kind of experience you will have working for us.
Why work for Lives Lived Well?
Well, it’s about people, purpose, impact, and growth.
You’ll love working with talented people who share our values. Our services and treatments are as diverse as the communities we work in. We’ve grown significantly in the past few years, with no plans of slowing down.
So, what does that mean for you? A real opportunity to go further!
- You’ll grow as a person and as a professional, extending your knowledge and skills beyond the norm.
- You’ll be trusted with autonomy in a supportive, respectful environment.
- You’ll make a lasting impact – on clients, the community and a team that cares as much as you.
But it’s more than that.
You’ll join a curious team that thinks differently and seeks new ways. We look to the evidence. We explore new ideas. And when we reach “better”, we ask, “What’s next?” Which means you’ll need to be comfortable with change – you’ll enjoy variety, the agility, and the opportunity to achieve more, faster.
And while you support others, we’ll support you with some great benefits, including:
- An extra five paid leave days per year to support your wellbeing and work-life balance.
- Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
- Paid parental leave of 8 weeks.
- Regular clinical supervision, case conferencing and debriefings.
- An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, financial counselling and wellbeing services.
- Fitness Passport membership access to a wide range of gyms, pools, and fitness and leisure centres across Australia, at a discounted rate
Check out more employee benefits for you and your loved ones on our careers page.
Are you ready to imagine the possibilities? Here’s how to apply
Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.
Applications close Saturday, 16 September 2023
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 and completed Australian Criminal History Check and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in line with the LLW vaccination Policy.