Published May 15, 2019
Last Modified May 15, 2019
LifeWorks Relationship Counselling and Education Services
Level 4 - 255 Bourke Street, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
June 7, 2019

Job Description

  • Sessional
  • Leading family relationship services organisation
  • Access to salary packaging
  • Based in Metropolitan Melbourne

About us

LifeWorks is a dynamic, values based not-for-profit organisation specialising in human relationships and interpersonal communication. We are passionate, dedicated and committed to making a difference, by providing high quality relationship counselling, dispute resolution and relationship education services to individuals, couples and families. LifeWorks also provide Employee Assistance Programs, training and consulting to workplaces.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for Safe Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs - Sessional Facilitators.  This role will provide delivery of the Safe, Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change programs, as required by funding guidelines.  The position works collaboratively in a team based environment to engage and provide services.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide delivery of programs, in accordance with guidelines for the delivery of the Safe Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs
  • Provide direct contact and planning for those participating in the program
  • Follow-up on matters pertaining to participants, including management of risk issues

About you 

You will have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor level qualifications in psychology, social work, health, human services or related discipline.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with mandated clients and behavioural change interventions with a reputable drug and alcohol treatment provider (e.g. Government provider or private provider Quality Certified under the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards).
  • The following units (if not already included in the relevant qualifications).
  • Work with Clients who are Intoxicated
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues.
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context.
  • Managing small groups and group-work.
  • A Motivational Interviewing Course – post 2012; ideally with a member of MI Oceania.
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in working with people with addictions and working with offenders.

A professional in your field, you can work independently while working within a cohesive, committed and high performing team. Together with your exceptional level of ethical standards and well-developed interpersonal communication skills, you will have the capacity to manage and ensure high standards of practice.

Previous experience working in a human services environment would be highly regarded.

To apply  

Application details and a position description are available from

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Applications should be forwarded to HR – LifeWorks, Level 4 - 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 or emailed to by Friday 7 June, 2019.

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Ann Smith, Executive Manager Service Development and Quality on 1300 543 396.