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Wellbeing Support Worker

Lives Lived Well - Mareeba, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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  • Numerous casual positions available
  • Join an innovative and specialised not for profit organisation in AOD services
  • Receive competitive salary plus NFP salary packaging benefits

About us

Lives Lived Well is a leading support organisation for people who have problems with alcohol and drugs as well as other addictions such as gambling and associated mental health issues. We provide support services including residential rehabilitation and community counselling in more than 40 locations across Queensland and NSW.

In a peaceful area based in Mareeba (Cairns), Shanty Creek is our Indigenous alcohol and drug residential treatment and recovery program . It provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women, aged 18 years and over, who are experiencing alcohol or other drugs dependency or misuse and mental health concerns. The program is dedicated to acceptance, compassion, respect and trust. It is an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women can find solutions to their drug and alcohol problems. Shanty Creek provides a safe and supportive environment, to assist clients in reaching their goals and reduce the harm of drugs or alcohol.

This position is an "identified position" and Lives Lived Well considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

About the role

We are looking for passionate Wellbeing Support Workers who will assist in establishing and maintaining a culturally appropriate and secure healing program that is sensitive to the specific cultural, social and spiritual aspirations of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This role will compliment the treatment provided by the clinical team to those experiencing programs associated with addiction.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the clinical team to maintain a culturally appropriate and secure program that is sensitive to the specific cultural, social, and ensure the community is safe and positive and that the program timetable is being followed.
  • Working with residents at an individual and group level to assist them to address their addiction and the issues associated with this
  • Engaging with families and other individuals or agencies to develop a strong post-treatment support network
  • Maintaining a focus on resident’s strengths and work towards a positive future
  • Maintaining an awareness of community functioning and act to resolve community concerns and/or conflict

About you

As a Wellbeing Support Worker, you will demonstrate a passion to client service delivery. Your understanding of the cultural and historical issues that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, along with maintaining professional working relationships will ensure success in the role.

Additionally, you will also possess the following skills and experience:

  • Understanding of the cultural and historical issues that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.
  • Capacity to engage with, assess and case manage persons with alcohol or drug dependence and related problems.
  • Experience in group work.
  • Willingness to work in a team to identify and address problems.
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field (desirable).

For more information on the role, please view the position description on our Careers page.

This is an award position and the salary range is from $62,738.00 to $67,263.04 depending on experience. We are fortunate that our employees can also access $18,540 salary packaging which increases their take home pay.

About to join us?

We at Lives Lived Well are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff by fostering a flexible, family-friendly work culture. We provide wellbeing days off each year, in addition to your annual leave.

Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page. Applicants will be contacted as they apply.

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

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.

Application close: 9.00 am, Monday 31 May 2021

Confirmation of employment will be subject to candidate's possession of a Current Australian Drivers Licence and completed Australian Criminal History Check.

Mareeba, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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