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Support Worker (Casual) - Aod Residential

Lives Lived Well - Chambers Flat, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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  • Join an innovative and growing not-for-profit organisation
  • Work for a dynamic, family-friendly and inclusive AOD organisation

About 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’re 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.

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 40 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.

About you

You have a strong connection with our purpose, vision and values and you are prepared to roll up your sleeves so we achieve our goals – for us and our clients. You have a passion and dedication in changing lives for the better for our clients and y ou’re a strong team player, but more than that, you’re an authentic, optimistic and an individual who remembers that people are at the centre of what we do.

About the role

As part of an integral team, reporting to the Team Leader – Logan House, you will be supported by a team of psychologists, social workers, counsellors and an on-site nurse.

As a Support Worker in our team, you will provide out of hours support and supervision to the residents in our service who are undertaking their six-week treatment program. Your role will be to support and monitor the activities of the clients through relationship building, day-to-day care and consideration of service planning goals.

You will thrive on this opportunity to:

  • Monitor, facilitate and monitor the smooth running of the residential centre after hours
  • Respond appropriately to crisis situations and communicate with on-call staff as necessary
  • Facilitate transport, outings and support that aligns with service planning and goals
  • Supervise the self-administration of prescribed medications by the resident population.
  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with residents to identify and address issues of concern

What you will bring to the role:

  • Demonstrated ability to engage easily with a diverse and complex client group.
  • Demonstrated ability to mediate, resolve conflict and deal with behavioural issues in a respectful and non- punitive manner.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant human services discipline with additional AOD qualifications.
  • Able to easily engage with a diverse and complex client group.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Previous experience in an AOD or residential setting is ideal.

Please view the position description on our careers page.

The salary range for this $31.75 to $34.04 per hour plus casual loading, applicable penalties and loadings.

Ready to join us?

We offer

  • Learning - comprehensive onboarding and leadership development program
  • Clinical innovation – through our partnership with the University of QLD, you will deliver world class treatment programs and participate in research programs
  • Clinical Supervision – a structured program to support your clinical practice
  • Support - collegiate and supportive leadership team and a manager who cares about you

We're passionate about the possibilities! If you are too…apply today!

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

For questions or information about the role, email recruitment@liveslivedwell.org.au

Applications close 5.00 pm, 4 June 2021

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

Chambers Flat, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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