Pre and Post Worker Treatment Worker Lives Lived Well


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.


Are you ready to join us and help make a difference where it matters most?

What Rocky has on offer?

A regional city of around 80,000 people, ‘Rocky’ offers the benefits of affordable country living with all the advantages of city life. It’s just a 30-minute drive to beachside Yeppoon and an easy commute to work.  Join us at our Rockhampton Residential Service. 

Ready to inspire change with us?

We currently have an opportunity available for a part-time (4 days per week) Pre & Post Treatment Worker to join our service. 

As a Pre and Post Treatment 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 receive support from an experienced team and your Team Leader. 

You’ll know that you’re leaving a positive wake when you:

  • Provide high quality engagement, assessment, counselling, and support services to clients, using evidence-based practice principles.
  • Provide recommendation for entry to Rockhampton Residential based on the results of assessment, screening, and risk assessments (e.g., suicide risk, withdrawal risk).
  • Actively support client readiness to support successful attendance and completion of residential treatment.
  • Provide a thorough first day introduction to help new Residents settle in, greeting residents and significant other to orient them to the service, work through all entry paperwork, connect them with administration for rental payments, orientation to the facility, linking in with a buddy.
  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate therapeutic group programs aimed at achieving client readiness for entering AOD residential treatment and building client capacity and confidence in exit from residential treatment.

 This is an ongoing part-time position and the base salary ranges between $47.50 to $49.65 per hour, depending on your skills, knowledge, and experience. 

What do you need to apply?


About you

You will play a key role as the first point of contact for supporting people in crisis time.  Hence the role requires someone with a calm and empathetic approach and the ability to work autonomously.  

You will also possess the following skills and experience:

  1. Experience in residential treatment service delivery with a sound knowledge of the potential risk elements specific to this type of environment.
  2. Applied knowledge in AOD counselling practice, case management and intake and assessment.
  3. Highly developed communication and community engagement skills.
  4. Local area knowledge, especially of community service agencies and programs.
  5. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant human services discipline with additional AOD qualifications desirable but not essential. 

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. And 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. And 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 leave 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 to access a wide range of gyms, pools, and fitness and leisure centres across Australia, at a discounted rate.
  • Portable Long Service Leave if you work in Queensland.
  • Wellspring Discounts, saving on everyday items such as groceries, petrol, clothing, and leisure activities through Wellspring discounts and rewards.

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. If you require guidance on submitting your application, please email: [email protected]

Applications close Monday, 23rd October 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 Cr