AOD Support Worker

Job Description

At Lives Lived Well, we’ve been treating and supporting people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs for over 50 years. We also support people with mental health and gambling concerns and those transitioning from correctional centres. We’re growing fast and building a reputation as a trusted, innovative provider, focused on clinical excellence… and we’d love you to be part of it.


If you share our belief in recovery, think in a curious and critical way, and thrive on learning and change, join us and do your best work here!

Your opportunity 

We currently have casual vacancies available for Support Workers. 

Availability to undertake the sleepover shifts from 6:30pm to 10:30pm (sleep on site) the wake up and complete the second half of the shift from 6:30am to 10:30am weekdays or until 9:00am on weekends is highly regarded.

The salary ranges between $36.00 - $38.60 per hour plus casual loading and super, depending on the successful applicant's skills, knowledge and experience. 

Working as a Support Worker at our Binbi Yadubay residential alcohol and drug treatment centre, you’ll provide support and supervision to clients undertaking the treatment program.

What does this mean?

Well, you’ll help to keep our clients emotionally safe while supporting and monitoring activities of the program. You’ll assist with medications, support daily activities and programs, and provide general help and support to clients during the day.

This is a role that has a big impact. You’ll witness the hard work our clients put in to change their lives for the better, helping them to learn new skills, to adapt and to set goals and achieve them. You’ll get experience straight up and hands on - of the work, the clients and what it takes to build a successful and rewarding career. All while being supported and guided by a team of humble humans who really care. 

You’ll know that you’re leaving a positive wake when:

  • You’re able to manage the structured activities of the program during the evenings and ensure smooth hand over to the daytime staff.
  • You’ve built positive relationships with your clients, enabling them to stick to the program and make positive change in their lives.
  • You’re able to navigate the challenges of new situations, creating solutions and adapting on the spot.

What you’ll bring

As you will be primarily working evening shifts, there will be less support staff onsite and you'll need to be comfortable working in an autonomous role. 

In terms of the role itself, it’s not as much about the technical expertise nor the number of degrees you have, it’s about who you are as a person and what you bring:

  • You’ll need to know how to set and maintain good boundaries - with clients, colleagues and yourself. What we do isn’t always easy, so taking care of yourself is most important!
  • You’ll be comfortable working to a structure, but have the capacity to be flexible and navigate the unexpected.
  • You’ll be able to think on your feet, problem solve and handle pressure.
  • You’ll have a genuine desire to support people in making a positive difference to their lives.
  • You’ll be reliable, resilient, persistent and non-judgmental.

And importantly, you’ll live and breathe our values, which means:

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


And while you support others, we’ll support you with some great benefits, including: 

  • Flexibility - we have multiple shifts available
  • Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.
  • An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, financial counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Fitness Passport membership access to a wide range of gyms, pools, and fitness and leisure centers across Australia, at a discounted rate.

Check out more employee benefits for you and your loved ones on our careers page.

Are you ready to imagine the possibilities? Here’s how to apply

Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page and submit your application. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.

Applications close Friday, 20th June 2024

We will be contacting suitable candidates prior to the closing date so don't delay your application! 

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, and Working with Children.