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Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Support Worker


Reference: 3987353

  • Located in Cherbourg
  • Full time role, until 30 June 2018 (with possibility of extension)
  • Rewarding role working in the community
  • Salary packaging to increase take home pay

As the AOD Support Worker you will provide effective, holistic and culturally appropriate drug and alcohol services to the Cherbourg and Darling Downs/South Burnett Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Lives Lived Well considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

In this role you will:

  • Provide high quality engagement, assessment, intervention and support services to clients and their families using evidence based practice
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of Indigenous persons by recognising social and interpersonal issues that may stem from AOD use and focusing on a strengths-based approach
  • Facilitate individual and group interventions for children and young people and their families
  • Provide culturally appropriate interventions as relevant to clients and their families & identify and meet the social and cultural needs of clients

This role is maximum term until 30 June 2018 in aligned with funding contract. Possibility of extension based on funding.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Previous experience working with children, young people and families in a human services field
  • Minimum Cert IV qualification in a relevant human service discipline
  • Sound interpersonal skills and computer literacy skills
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Experience working with clients in an alcohol and other drug service is desirable

Please see the position description on our Careers page for full duties and selection criteria.

Who you will be working with:

At Lives Lived Well we are passionate about the possibilities - for our clients and our workforce. We are a leading, not-for-profit organisation delivering innovative and accessible services aimed at influencing behaviour, reducing harm, aiding recovery and bringing about positive change in people's lives.

You will work as part of the wider South West Queensland Community Team, with support across the team.

Ready to join our team and make a difference?

We want to hear from you, to apply please provide your current resume and cover letter. Press "apply" to submit your application through our careers website.

For further questions about this great new service - please contact James Curtain, Manager Clinical Services (South West Queensland) m 0409 598 179 or e

Offer of employment will be subject to candidate's possession or ability to gain a Blue Card, Current Australian Drivers Licence and cleared National Police History Check

Applications Close: 02 Mar 2018