Published July 19, 2021
Last Modified August 2, 2021
421 South Rd, Australia
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August 9, 2021

Job Description

Primary Therapist  (Moorabbin - full time)

About TaskForce

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports.

The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential.

Two years ago, TaskForce added the Reset Life Program to the suite of services offered to clients ready to take the next step in their addiction recovery.  This is an intensively supported program for youth, based on the Matrix program that has achieved high levels of success and quality outcomes for young people

About the program

ResetLife is a highly structured program, with young people divided in to two cohorts, attending 3 days at our Youth Hub for individual and group treatment, and encouraged to attend informal support (specifically SMART Recovery and 12-step programs) on other days. The structured program involves 16 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by 16 weeks continuing care. In the first 16 weeks, participants attend:

  • Individual/family therapy sessions
  • Early recovery skills group (psycho-education on skills to achieve sobriety)
  • Relapse prevention group (2x per week for specific skills to prevent relapse)
  • Youth education group (information to encourage ongoing abstinence)
  • Social support (building social skills for a healthier life)

About the Primary Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate and innovative Clinician to join the ResetLife team.  The Primary Therapist is a full-time role that provides a range of treatment interventions including Assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation via individual and group facilitation treatment modalities. Applicants will require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with individuals experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use.

Why work for TaskForce?

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), and training and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, visit our website at where there is a detailed position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at  Applications close on Friday 6 August 2021.  

TaskForce values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

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