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Team Leader Nurse Practitioner - Port Augusta

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We partner with people (including those with a disability, in out of home care, experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, who may suffer mental illness, are refugees and older persons) to change lives for the better.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity available with the LWB South Australian Drug and Alcohol Program for a Nurse Practitioner with Team Leader experience to lead support services in an innovative Assertive Outreach Drug and Alcohol Program, Next Steps. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional with an alcohol and other drug nursing background to lead a team across the Port Augusta region in South Australia.  

In this role you will ensure that participants who have a history of reluctant engagement with treatment services are encouraged into assessment and treatment for their alcohol and other drug concerns. The role coordinates and delivers a range of supports that reflect the individual’s complex, and comorbid needs and goals as described in their individual treatment plans.

The Team Leader – Nurse Practitioner is responsible for leadership and provision of clinical expertise in the coordination of a multi-disciplinary team. There is a requirement for the role to provide education, innovative and flexible health solutions, and clinical interventions to clients in an assertive outreach community-based setting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build a positive team environment for a newly created team and program
  • Coordination and management of the daily operations of the Next Steps AOD Program
  • Build positive therapeutic relationships with clients and their significant others
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Undertake nursing care where appropriate
  • Ensure confidentiality and appropriate use of information to provide safe and efficient delivery of client care.

Skills & Experience 

  • Current unrestricted registration and endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current SA Drivers licence
  • Certificate IV in AOD would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues associated Alcohol and Drugs and their effects on the community
  • Experience leading and working in a senior capacity in a multidisciplinary team from an assertive outreach framework, and or drug and alcohol counselling, education advocacy or support.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide information and educational activities to the community on issues associated with drugs and alcohol and relevant comorbidities.
  • An understanding of managing a multi-disciplinary workforce.
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents.
  • Established problem solving and conflict management skills.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Work within a team passionate about facilitating positive changes for people
  • Monthly RDO and great salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing training, support and career opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter, click 'Apply' and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

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