Published July 30, 2022
Last Modified August 3, 2022
First Step
42 Carlisle Street, Australia
Job Type
St Kilda
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
August 12, 2022

Job Description

Primary Therapist - ResetLife

The First Step Program

Job description


First Step is looking for an exceptional individual to join the Reset Life program as Primary Therapist!

This program offers the opportunity to make significant and lasting change in the lives of people ready to take the next step in their AOD treatment program. It offers an exceptional opportunity to add a unique treatment modality to your existing portfolio of experience.

The right person will have an attitude of unconditional positive regard for co-workers and clients, an open mind and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile.’ You will be excited to develop new skills and inspired by the opportunity to deliver this dynamic treatment option for clients. Most importantly you will thrive on working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary setting.


The Primary Therapist, ResetLife, will be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team whose role will be to implement the ResetLife program for individuals in recovery from complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.

The primary therapist will utilise a range of treatment interventions including Assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation in the delivery of this integrated, curriculum-based ResetLife Program. These interventions will be used in both individual and group treatment sessions.

The success of the program is contingent upon adherence to both the structural and clinical fidelity of the treatment. This will include: utilisation of the manualised treatment materials; consistent scheduling and facilitation of all individual and group sessions; collection of weekly random drug/alcohol screens; monitoring of group size; utilisation of peers as co-leaders (when appropriate); and ensuring clients remain engaged through active follow-up.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with people and families experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the physiology of addiction
  • Advanced group facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner