- Pivotal role working with clients pre and post treatment
- We focus on our Employees' self-care - additional 5 extra days off per year
- To boost your take home pay, you access $18,540 salary packaging
About the Service
The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Service provides a client centred, stepped care model offering individual and group counselling, pre- and post-rehabilitation support, relapse prevention, case management, group programs, care planning and care coordination for clients with AOD dependence, mental health dual diagnosis and complex needs and their families and carers.
About the Role
Working with the Cairns AOD Team and Shanty Creek Therapeutic community (located in Mareeba), you will deliver individual and group based counselling and support services to proactively assist and support clients during pre and post entry and exit of residential treatment. In this role you will:
- Provide high quality engagement, assessment, counselling and support services to clients, using evidence based practice principles
- Manage a caseload of clients, through providing support, service coordination, referral and advocacy to assist client in achieving their goals
- Play an active role in the development of transition plans to support effective person-centred service delivery, particularly when supporting admission and discharge of clients from residential treatment
- Ensure continuity of care by effectively transitioning clients in and out of residential treatment utilising skills and expertise in multidisciplinary teams and effectively negotiating and advocating for client support needs with other health care providers
What you will bring to the role
- Demonstrated experience in working with clients who have AOD issues/concerns
- Applied knowledge in contemporary evidence based AOD counselling practice, case management and intake and assessment
- Understanding of the cultural and historical issues that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons engaging with our services
- Tertiary qualifications (Certificate/Diploma/Bachelors all accepted) in a related area health services discipline or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated experience in working autonomously - especially in terms of managing competing work demands and your own work schedule
Our story is one of collaboration in which many people work together to help others live their lives well, free from the harm of drugs and alcohol. We're a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation with a team of almost 400 people, delivering innovative and accessible support services across Queensland and regional New South Wales.
What is on offer
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. As an employee of a registered charity, you can increase your take home pay by salary sacrificing everyday expenses, meals and entertainment.