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Lives Lived Well

Level 1, 55 Little Edward Street
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Phone: 07 3834 0200
Web Site: http://www.liveslivedwell.org.au/

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Mental Health Counsellor (Identified Position)


Job Description:

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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


Our New Service

We are opening a new service in Lismore delivering mental health and social and emotional wellbeing support programs to Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 12 years+. This is a unique opportunity for you to have a positive impact on your local community by being a part of our new Strong Communities Program.

About Lives Lived Well

At Lives Lived Well, we support people to live their life well by delivering a wide range of programs and services across 55 locations in QLD and NSW. We celebrate diversity and strive to provide culturally inclusive services.

We are committed to celebrating the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We offer ceremonial and NAIDOC leave and have established a support network for our First Nations staff, to build relationships, share knowledge and debrief.

About the Role  

We are looking for Mental Health Counsellors to deliver 1:1 counselling/case management and group programs out and about in the community as well as at our service location in Northern Rivers. 

Specifically, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and facilitate the implementation and evaluation of culturally appropriate management care plans for clients with complex needs.
  • Identify and apply innovative culturally safe clinical practice models relating to mental health care based upon current research and practice and appropriate to the community location.
  • Provide group and individual counselling utilising a variety of intervention methods from a trauma informed framework.
  • Provide outreach support across Northern NSW (company car provided)
  • Organise, and deliver health promotion activities and special events to engage target populations.
This is a full-time position however part-time hours are considered for the right applicant.

The base salary ranges between $77,577.76 - $88,761.92 per annum, (full-time) depending on your skills, knowledge, and experience + 10.5% super + salary packaging benefits.

Job Requirements:

About You

You will be an engaging individual who can connect with clients as they navigate mental health challenges and difficult life experiences.

We are also looking for the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  1. Identified position – must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background. 
  2. Qualification in community services/ Allied Health, and relevant experience (outreach experience preferred)
  3. Experience in conducting mental health assessments, developing appropriate care plans, and overseeing resulting treatment for clients.
  4. Experience leading the development, implementation and review of group programs based on culturally sensitive community development models.
  5. Understanding of the issues affecting mental health consumers in treatment and the community, particularly intergenerational trauma.
  6. High level knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the cultural needs relevant to local communities.
  7. Ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with a diverse range of clients, their families/carers/kin.
  8. Current Australian (issued) Drivers Licence and a current Working with Children Check.


Ready to join us?


Here is what we have on offer:

  • Wellness leave – up to 5 extra paid days off each year.
  • Salary packaging – full salary packaging can increase your take home pay by approximately $6k a year, depending on the number of hours worked.
  • A focus on wellbeing – self-care, support and a holistic view of health and wellness.
  • Learning opportunities – a comprehensive induction program and ongoing capability development.
  • We will listen to you. Our people have important insights.


Apply now!

Click ‘apply’ and go to our LLW Careers page to submit your application, outlining your suitability for the role. Please note we only accept applications through our Careers page.

Application close: Friday, 9th December 2022

For questions about the role or to request a position description, please email recruitment@liveslivedwell.org.au. For a confidential chat, please contact Jody Wilcox, Assistant Manager on mob: 0447 116 339.

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 Driver’s License, Working with Children Check and provision of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate, in line with the LLW Vaccination Policy.

This service is funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program.


Medical-Health: Mental Health
Other: Other

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Employment Type:

Full time


Lismore, NSW, Australia


Mental Health Counsellor (Identified Position)


Nonprofit-Social Services




$77,577- $88,761 pa + super + salary packaging per year