The Lives Lived Well Coffs Harbour Youth Residential Rehabilitation Centre is a 24-hour residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation service for young people aged 13-18 years, who are involved with YJNSW and need support to address substance misuse and needs that relate to their offending. The service offers a calm and welcoming environment to young people and provides a holistic rehabilitation program.

We have an eight-bed capacity, including a room set aside for safe withdrawal. The 12-week program assists young people to make positive changes in their lives, including reducing AOD use, improving social and emotional wellbeing, and increasing life skills.

Your Opportunity

The service is managed by a multidisciplinary team including GPs, Nurses, AOD Counsellors and Support Workers and we are currently looking for a Registered Nurse to join the team.  This is a permanent part-time role working 19 hours per week, with significant flexibility around days and hours. It may suit a parent returning to work, and someone who is currently studying additional qualifications, and offers genuine work/life balance.

Our nursing staff are the primary providers of withdrawal support to young people in the program. In addition to conducting initial assessments, you will monitor and assess their progress, provide supportive care, administer medication, and supervise self-administration of medication, and provide routine nursing care.

The role pays $51.00 – $54.00 per hour and you will be eligible Salary Packaging up to $15,900 per year, plus an additional $2,650 in Entertainment and Accommodation benefits.

What We Are Looking For

As a qualified Registered Nurse, you will have a strong background, or interest in, AOD and Mental Health, and a commitment to supporting young people dealing with these challenges.

Clinical Duties include:

  • Clinical assessments and effective nursing interventions including GP referrals and coordinating hospital admissions as required
  • Providing intake support and transition of young people into the Residential service
  • Medication management including documentation and governance

You will need to have a tertiary qualification in Nursing and hold current AHPRA registration.

Coupled with your clinical skill set, you will also have:

  • An understanding of how Residential Care works and be comfortable in this environment
  • A genuine dedication to helping young people to reduce their substance use and improve their life journey
  • A flexible, open, and engaging approach – you’ll be working with a range of young people with differing needs and complexities
  • Strong communication skills, ability to self-manage and also work collaboratively as part of a team

You’ll also resonate with our values, and evidence them in your day to day working life:

  • We are humble, human, and full of hope
  • We show up and share
  • We ask, “Why not” and “What’s next?”
  • We leave a positive wake

Why Join Us Now?

Working within the Coffs Harbour Service is an opportunity to utilise your current nursing skills, and to develop new ones.  It’s a dynamic and interesting program that gives you the chance to make a real difference in the lives of the young people who come through the doors.  85% of our current workforce think LLW is a truly great place to work! (People Survey, September 2023)

Our team is engaged and supportive, and we work with compassion and a non-judgmental approach.  We also offer:

  • Genuine flexibility in the hours and days worked – imagine having a role that will fit in around your life!
  • Wellspring Discounts – save on everyday items including groceries, petrol, and leisure activities from over 360 retailers
  • Regular clinical supervision, case conferencing and debriefings
  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900 to increase your take-home pay


You can view all our Employee Benefits by visiting our website.

For a copy of the Position Description, or further information please email recruitment@llw.org.au.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 12th April, however we will be conducting interviews throughout the process and may close applications early.


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 Nations Peoples.

Tagged as: mental health nursing, registered nurse, residential youth service

Closing Date for Applications: 12/04/2024
Name of Contact Person: Jody Baker

About Lives Lived Well

Our purpose is to inspire people to live their life well. Our unwavering belief is that with the right support people can change – it is because we believe this, that every day we support people to change their lives.