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First Step is an independent not-for-profit organisation that provides a safe and nurturing work environment for people of all backgrounds, genders, religions, sexualities, ethnicities or any other factor. People with a lived experience of mental illness or substance use are encouraged to apply for any roles at First Step, not just Peer roles, and are invited to address their experience from a strength-based perspective in their applications.


This is an exciting opportunity to work with highly disadvantaged people in a collaborative health & justice setting to really make a difference!  If that sounds like you, then we need to chat!  Click here for more details including next steps.

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General Practitioners 

We are currently recruiting GPs with experience in family medicine and addiction medicine.  The multi-disciplinary team at First Step is renowned for its life-saving work with people with complex comorbidity.  Working at First Step means you are part of an onsite team including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, care coordinators, psychosocial workers and an in-built community legal centre.

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Government Relations Advisor

First Step is recruiting for a Government Relations Advisor. We are seeking someone with a sophisticated understanding of state government operations to help us package and present the unique value proposition that First Step has to offer. You will need to have extensive experience working with senior levels of government, experience in preparing government tenders and success in influencing government policy.

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Family Therapist

The AOD Family Therapist is a key role within a multi-disciplinary team delivering an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program to people experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use. The AOD Family Therapist’s role will be to facilitate education groups and assist with ongoing client engagement.

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