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Primary Therapists x2 - Reset Life Program - Cranbourne

  • Be part of an innovative new service delivery pilot program in Casey
  • Make a difference to the lives of marginalised adults
  • Join a supportive and multidisciplinary team from the beginning
  • Be based in a brand new site in Cranbourne

TaskForce has been providing drug treatment services since 1973. Core services focus on addressing social issues of drug-related problems, unemployment, mental health and risk taking behaviours, supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. TaskForce is excited to add 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 and structured outpatient program for adults, based on the Matrix model.

About the program

ResetLife is a structured, manualised intensive outpatient program for adults aged 18 years and above and provides individual and group treatment 3 days per week, and the opportunity to attend informal supports (specifically SMART Recovery and 12-step programs) on other days.

The structured program involves 16 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by 36 weeks continuing care. In the first 16 weeks, participants attend:

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

There are five staff roles in the Reset team:

  • Key Supervisor, responsible for program management
  • Primary therapist x2 – facilitating individual sessions and some groups, also doing some case management.
  • Family therapist – responsible for the social and family support groups
  • Peer Support coordinator – a peer role, who co-facilitates sessions.

About the role

The Primary Therapists provide 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?

In exchange, we will offer you flexible work arrangements and salary packaging. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a supportive, flexible and inclusive team.

More information

To find out more about the role, visit our website at https://taskforce.org.au/get-involved/#employment where there is a detailed position description. Applications close on Monday 28 June 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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