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Family Counsellor

Lives Lived Well
  • Work across the Brisbane North and South Hospital and Health Service regions
  • Work for an innovative not for profit organisation
  • Additional 5 days paid wellbeing leave and full salary packaging benefits up to $18,540


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 with over 500 people, delivering innovative and accessible support services across Queensland and regional New South Wales.

Here’s what we have on offer:

  • Km reimbursement for travel or the opportunity to use a company fleet car
  • A focus on wellbeing – 5 extra paid wellness leave days off each year
  • Salary packaging – full salary packaging can increase your take-home pay by around $18,540 per annum
  • Clinical Supervision – a structured program to support your practice


We are looking for a Family Counsellor to join our Breakthrough for Families (BFF) team on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Team Leader, you will utilise a community development approach to proactively deliver community information sessions and individual counselling.

The role encompasses travel across the Brisbane North and South Hospital and Health Service regions.

In this position you will also:

  • Working collaboratively with the local Breakthrough for Families Team, coordinate outreach services between our locations.
  • Plan logistics of delivering public information sessions, and facilitate therapeutic and psycho-educational sessions for families and carers.
  • Provide brief intervention to any loved one’s that are impacted by substance use, utilising evidence-based practices to achieve client goals.
  • Proactively network with community services and engage in promotion in the community to drive referrals.

The salary range for this full-time position is $74,179.04 to $79,810.64 per year (exclusive of super), depending on skills and experience.


We are looking for an experienced and passionate Counsellor with tertiary qualifications in a related area/health services discipline and/or equivalent experience.

Additionally, you will have the following:

  • Applied knowledge in family/AOD counselling practice and case management.
  • Skills in delivering therapeutic group sessions.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own workload.
  • Highly developed communication and community engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of the local region is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft dynamics systems and virtual platforms such as Teams.
  • Hold a Blue Card (or ability to apply).
  • Current unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence.

Ready to join us?

Please apply by submitting your current resume and a cover letter on our Careers page.

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, Blue Card, Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination status and completed Australian Criminal History Check.

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