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Team Leader - Shanty Creek

Lives Lived Well

At our Shanty Creek Residential Rehabilitation community, we provide a safe and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women to find solutions to their drug and alcohol problems.

Located 60km from Cairns, Shanty Creek can support up to 30 residents at a time with a team of 8 – 10 clinical and non-clinical staff.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join us on a full-time, fixed-term contract until the end of June 2025 (with possible extension). The role will be responsible for program development and delivery, including clinical governance. Salary for this position is $102,000 - $107,000 plus Superannuation and Salary Packaging.

What we are looking for

With an established career in the AOD sector – either residential or community based – you will be a proactive, dedicated leader looking for your next exciting challenge. You will hold either a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or other Allied Health field, or a lower-level qualification and significant practical experience.

You will also offer the following skills to support your experience:

  • A background in developing clinical education programs and working within evidence-based frameworks
  • Leadership and mentoring skills – you’ll be supporting an established team, with a few recent additions
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate well with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • An understanding of contractual obligations within a Residential facility and able to develop funder-driven reports
  • Promote an inclusive and holistic approach to client care – you will have strong cultural awareness and practice at working in a culturally safe manner
  • Solutions-focused and passionate about process improvements – we welcome ideas and suggestions to make things better
  • A local knowledge of other service providers would be advantageous

You will need to have a current, valid Australian Drivers Licence and a National Police Check.

Most importantly you will have passion, commitment, and a great attitude with a genuine alignment to the Lives Lived Well values. Our values are:

  • We are humble, human, and full of hope
  • We show up and share
  • We ask: Why not? And what’s next?
  • We leave a positive wake

Benefits of Working with us

The team at Shanty Creek are warm, welcoming, and love working together. We have a democratic approach to problem-solving and are supported by a leader who collaborates with us to make positive changes and improvements. Lives Lived Well offers a huge range of benefits, which can be seen on our website, but here are a few of them:

  • Working Monday to Friday with no weekend and minimal on-call requirements
  • Regular one-to-one and team meetings to promote inclusion and support within the team
  • Five days extra paid leave per year to support your wellbeing
  • Discounts and specials on a range of products through our Rewards Gateway
  • An EAP to support you and your family.

How to Apply

For further information, please contact Yasi Malalasekara at [email protected] or contact [email protected] using the subject line: Team Leader - Shanty Creek enquiry via EthicalJobs for a copy of the Position Description.

Click "Apply Now" to submit your application. We will be conducting interviews throughout the process and may close applications early.

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 Nations Peoples.

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