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AOD Support Worker - Outreach - Western Corridor Mount Isa

Lives Lived Well
  • Ideal for someone who wants to travel and provide services to regional communities
  • Identify needs and shape service being provided to the communities
  • Receive additional Wellbeing days per year plus NFP salary packaging benefits

Are you interested in working with communities in the Western Corridor?

Lives Lived Well is starting a new outreach AOD service in the Western Corridor and looking for an AOD Worker with local knowledge of the communities in region to be an integral part of the team.

The office base will be Mount Isa with the program being delivered to Boulia, Bedourie, Birdsville, Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge. The role will work closely with the AOD Clinical Lead and there will be regular travel (potentially 2 weeks per month).

About the opportunity

The initial few months will be focused on establishing the service, identifying the need in the community, establishing relationships within the local communities, and developing a service that meets the needs of those communities.

This is a 9 month contract with the funding contract, with a possibility of extension. We are looking for an AOD support worker who has the knowledge of the local area, and who wants to grow their skills and experience in AOD and mental health, and really shape a program to meet the needs of small communities.

This role will see you developing your clinical skills further, and we are happy to provide support for you to continue your studies in a Diploma in a relevant field (e.g. AOD & Mental Health – let’s talk about it!)

This is a part time role that averages at 30.4 hours per week, however given the travel required for this program this might look like 5 days one week and 3 days the next. We are very flexible for the team to establish the needs and travel pattern of this program to service the outreach areas based on the actual needs of the community.

About you

As the AOD Worker, you will demonstrate knowledge of the local area and an understanding of community services. Additionally, you will also possess the following skills and experience.

Minimum Certificate IV in relevant human services discipline eg. AOD, Mental health, Community services etc

  • Be interested in developing and building AOD clinical skills (and potentially further studies at Diploma level)
  • Ability to travel (inc. sharing driving responsibility) a minimum 2 weeks out of a 4-week period.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and building positive working relationships in community and with relevant organisations
  • Sound knowledge of communities and organisations in the Western Corridor service area
  • Demonstrated understanding of working in a culturally appropriate manner

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 are 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 to join us?

We are fortunate that our employees can also access $18,540 salary packaging which increases their take home pay.

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.

Click ‘apply now’ 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 Lindsay McMahon at Lindsay.mcmahon@llw.org.au using the subject line: AOD Support Worker - Outreach - Western Corridor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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 and completed Australian Criminal History Check.

A position description is attached.

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