Lived experience of alcohol or drug use paid opportunity available for individuals aged 18-24.

Are you a Tasmanian aged 18-24 with a living or lived experience of alcohol or drug use?

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Council (ATDC) is the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people they assist in Tasmania. Their mission is to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-related harm for all Tasmanians. Learn more about ATDC here.

The Lived Experience Advocate Service (LEAS) is a fee-for-service program run by the ATDC. We connect individuals with lived experience to unique opportunities such as recruitment panels, steering committees, government workshops, media releases, and public speaking events. Discover more here.

  • Who can apply: Individuals aged 18-24 with lived or living experience of alcohol and other drugs.  This may also include experience accessing support or treatment at alcohol and drug services in Tasmania. If you’re interested in providing insights and receiving monetary reimbursement for your time, we want to hear from you! We welcome a diverse range of individuals from anywhere in Tasmania from all backgrounds, communities, beliefs, education levels, literacy skills, and confidence levels!
  •  What it will look like:  Your involvement will be tailored to your comfort level, but potential roles include…
    • Online group calls facilitated by ATDC staff
    • One-on-one calls or meetings with ATDC staff
    • Reviewing paperwork and providing written feedback over email
    • Other formats depending on your preferences

Regular and reliable access to technology is essential as all contact will primarily occur through email, phone, or video calls.

  • Monetary Payment:
    • Each role, including your induction with the LEAS Coordinator, will attract an honorarium of $42 per hour.
  •  Next steps:
    1. Email the LEAS Coordinator, Kyle, at introduce yourself and express your interest.
    2. Liaise with Kyle to set up an induction phone call—an approximate 1-hour overview of the service where you’ll receive a $42 honorarium. This is an opportunity to answer your questions, and establish which areas of your living/lived experience you’re comfortable to speak about.
    3. Sign relevant paperwork, including our LEAS Agreement.
    4. You’re all set to start receiving role opportunities matched to your interests!

The Lived Experience Advocate Service are funded by the Department of Health through the Tasmanian State Government.

The information from this article was sourced from the original post by Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania. For original article go to: Youth LEA Voices – ATDC

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