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Diversion Counsellor

Lives Lived Well
  • Full-time, Max Term Contract until 19 November 2022
  • Join an innovative and growing not-for-profit community organisation to support those with mental health and alcohol and other drug dependence
  • Receive additional wellbeing holidays per year & salary packaging

About the opportunity

Due to an internal movement, we have a full-time (38 hours per week) maximum term contract opportunity until 19 November 2022 working in our Diversion team at Spring Hill.

This would be a fantastic role for a new graduate who is looking to for an opportunity in a not-for-profit, supported by an experienced team to help you build your skill set.

role requirements

As a Diversion Counsellor, you will provide delivery of diversion programs including the Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral (DAAR) Program and Police and Court Diversion (PCD). This will include meeting with referred clients to provide assessment and counselling by using both brief intervention and education.

  • Provide assessment and counselling to all clients using brief intervention and education to refer clients, as directed, and as per agreed DAAR/PCD procedures.
  • Ensure that services provide respect and protect the rights of clients and carers and maintains their privacy and confidentiality.

The role is based in Spring Hill where support will be provided from an enthusiastic Program Coordinator and a team of Diversion Counsellors, based across Queensland.

The base salary range for this role is $32.54 – $34.90 per hour + super (10%). Employee perks include $18,540 salary packaging which increases your take home pay.

We are looking for a passionate professional with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related area health services discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience providing counselling to clients with alcohol and other drug concerns and/or police court diversion programs.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills or knowledge of assessment, case management, and brief intervention strategies.
  • Understanding of AOD use, and associated mental health issues

Applicants will be contacted as they apply and notified of the outcome of progression to phone interview.

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.

Lives Lived Well was nominated ‘Best Workplace 2019’ by Voice Project with over 85% positive staff engagement level across the entire organisation. 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.

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

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For any questions or information about the role, please contact Lindsay McMahon, Clinical Services Manager on lindsay.mcmahon@liveslivedwell.org.au using the subject line: Diversion Counsellor 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, current Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and completed Australian Criminal History Check.

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