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.
In this role, you’ll engage and support your clients in their individual case management and Alcohol and Other Drug counselling, facilitate clinical modules (including Parents Under Pressure groups) with the wider residential community and provide treatment and support throughout their journey.
You’ll be working within a large multidisciplinary team, who are client focused, have a drive to learn and improve so you’ll need to hit the ground running. This is a role that has a big impact. You’ll thrive in this fast paced environment, managing sometimes complex client needs and behaviours and will be working with adults with a range of AOD, mental health or other life skills needs – helping them to increase their confidence and skills in parenting. You will also support other Treatment Facilitators to work with the clients in managing the parenting aspect of their journey.
As a senior member of the wider team, you will also provide support and direction to the Support Workers, and you will also be required to work a swing shift once a week from 1pm-9pm where you will be the lead. You will also take on a further responsibilities from time to time, to step in as proxy for the Team Leader for periods of Leave, or to attend meetings on their behalf.
You’ll leave a positive wake when:
- You provide high quality engagement, assessment and support services to clients and their families using evidence-based practice principles
- You’ve built positive relationships with your clients, enabling them to get the most out of the program and make positive change in their lives.
- You’re able to navigate the challenges of complex clients, creating solutions and adapting on the spot.
This is a permanent part time opportunity, working 30.4 hours per week. The hourly rate of pay for this position is $47.50 to $49.65 per hour dependent on experience and qualifications, and access to salary packaging as a Not for Profit organisation is available as well.
What you’ll bring
We do require someone with experience working with families, with a parenting focus for this role. You’re flexible and resilient with a positive open mind, with a focus on working collaboratively.
You are a seasoned professional, from a social work, psychologist or counselling background, and you’re passionate about helping people, providing a safe place and holistic support that can have an impact on peoples lives.
As this is a clinical role, there are some ‘must haves’:
- Tertiary qualifications in social work, counselling or mental health
- Applied knowledge in contemporary evidence based AOD clinical practice
- Demonstrated expertise in residential treatment service delivery with a sound knowledge of the potential risk elements specific to this type of environment.
- Highly developed communication and engagement skills.
- Experience in developing and delivering education programs and group facilitation.
- A flexible and collaborative approach to working within a team.
- A commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and professional development
While not essential, we’d also love you to have:
- Parents Under Pressure certification
- Experience in counselling approaches with AOD experience
Importantly, 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 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 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, click this link for more information about this benefit.
- Wellspring Discounts, saving on everyday items such as groceries, petrol, clothing, and leisure activities through Wellspring discounts and rewards.
- We are committed to celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We offer ceremonial and NAIDOC leave and have established a support network for our First Nations staff, to build relationships, share knowledge and debrief.
Are you ready to imagine the possibilities? Click Apply now!
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Applications close: Friday, 15 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.