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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, pscyhiatrists, mental health nurses, care coordinators, psychosocial workers and an in-built community legal centre.

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Senior Receptionist

As our Senior Receptionist, you are the face of welcome, empathy and hope at First Step.  The role will require you to organise appointments, maintain records and ensure a smooth and efficient running of a practice that provides an exceptional standard of care to our patients.

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Credentialled Mental Health Nurse

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Credentialled Mental Health Nurse to join our team. You will work alongside our multidisciplinary team with a variety of clients, most of whom have co-occurring conditions, providing direct mental health nursing care in an environment of welcome, empathy and hope.

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Clinical Director

First Step is recruiting for a Clinical Director with experience in mental health and/or addiction, and may include General Practice, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology and Nursing.

This is a key leadership role, which in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, will ensure that First Step clinical programs are client focussed, ethical, evidence-based and compliant with all clinical governance directives and guidelines.

This is a part-time position with hours to be negotiated and time allocated to clinical and leadership responsibilities as well as a caseload of patients.

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