Psychologist (General Registration) or Social Worker (Mental Health accredited) Lives Lived Well


At Lives Lived Well, we’ve been treating and supporting young people and adults 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 that with the right support, people can change their lives, think in a curious and critical way, and thrive on learning and change, join us, and do your best work here!

About the Program

Our new program called ‘Targeted Psychological Therapies’ is aimed at increasing access to psychological treatments for vulnerable individuals within rural areas in the Darling Downs region. This may include those suffering from financial hardship, those at risk of suicide or self-harm and marginalised groups within the community.  

The program will run in multiple locations. You will be based in one of our LLW locations to provide services across either the Southern Downs, Goondiwindi, Western Downs, or South Burnett local government areas.

Your Opportunity

In this position, you will have the opportunity to provide support and services to those who are most vulnerable and reduce barriers. You will be provided with referrals from the Program Team Lead. In your role, you will provide 5 sessions with each individual on average under the individual’s mental health care treatment plan. Working with the individual you will provide psychological interventions focused on recovery or reducing the distress of the presenting issue.

You will receive support from LLW to undertake your role through our well established organisational clinical governance. The management and administration of referral allocation is also covered by LLW. There is a potential need to travel in the local region to service clients. Travel is expected to be infrequent and will occur within work hours.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual therapy sessions to address various mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, grief, and cognitive impairments.
  • Provide psychological insights and recommendations to enhance overall care and well-being.
  • Conduct assessment, intervention and prevention including application of evidence-based theory and evaluation of efficacy of psychological treatments or programs guided by professional ethics and standards of practice.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.
  • Implement evidence-based therapeutic interventions tailored to the unique needs and capabilities of each client.
  • Ensure appropriate clinical risk management strategies are in place to keep clients safe.
  • Refer clients to other treating professionals, institutions, or support services if required.

We are recruiting 4 full-time positions with the possibility of part-time for the right applicant (minimum of 2 full days per week).

The total salary package for this role (full-time) is approximately $122K – 137K, including base salary, salary packaging, Superannuation, leave loading (17.5%), and 5 additional days of paid Wellbeing Leave.

What You’ll Bring

To succeed in this role, there are some essentials you’ll need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and current General Registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) or Mental Health accredited Social Worker with AASW.
  • A genuine passion for social justice and making a difference in those marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in the community.
  • Openness and a non-judgemental approach.
  • High level interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as part of a clinical and research team, and independently to meet project deliverables.
  • Experience in clinical risk assessment and management.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislative frameworks (that guide decision making within human service delivery).
  • Dedication to ensuring confidentiality.
  • Current Australian Driver’s licence.

Whist not essential we would also love you to have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of evidence-based assessment and treatment to clients in vulnerable and marginalised groups.

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.

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? Apply now!

Applications close on Wednesday, 16 August 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 or completed Australian Criminal History Check and provision of COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in line with the LLW vaccination Policy.