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Drug and Alcohol Worker - Orange - Casual


Reference: 4695989

  • Provide crucial individual and group support in a rewarding role
  • Casual role
  • Orange based
  • Have flexibility to work when you want outside of usual office hours

About us

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 of almost 400 people, delivering innovative and accessible support services across Queensland and regional New South Wales.

About you

You're empathetic, caring and kind. You understand us. You have a strong knowledge of our long-term goals, values, activities and work practices. You're an experienced Drug and Alcohol worker that can provide direct support to people in need at the services. You can support both your clients and the team.

About the role

In this casual position, you will work on a rotating 24/7 roster, provide direct 1;1 assistance and support to clients in residential detox and rehabilitation services. You will utilise your extensive knowledge of issues impacting people with alcohol and other drug addiction to resolve conflict and problem solve throughout their recovery journey. Your will exert your confidence in working with clients with challenging behaviours and enjoy facilitating group education both in the facility and in community.

You will love this opportunity as you:

  • Ensure the day to day operations meet the client's basic physical and emotional needs
  • Contribute to the provision of a safe and supportive working environment for staff and clients in the execution of the duties
  • Facilitate group programs
  • Provide support to clients and their significant others/where necessary
  • Respond appropriately to clients in crisis situations

What you will bring to the role

  • Certificate IV in Community Services Work (desirable).
  • Experience in drug and alcohol residential and/or non-residential services and understanding of the non-government, not for profit sector (desirable).
  • Experience in working with women to recognise and respond to domestic violence (desirable).
  • Knowledge of the current approaches in drug and alcohol treatment.
  • Can motivate and encourage clients in a positive manner.
  • Strong empathy for people with substance abuse issues.
  • Proven high level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

What is on offer

We at Lives Lived Well are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff by fostering a flexible, family-friendly work culture.

We're passionate about the possibilities! If you are too

For more information about the role please email

To apply please click the link below.

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 and completed Australian Criminal History Check.

Applications Close: 28 May 2019