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1. AOD Nurse Practitioner

First Step is looking to engage a Nurse Practitioner to join our multi-disciplinary clinical team.  Working with a team of GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and lawyers you will provide an atmosphere of welcome, empathy and hope to people with clinically complex co-occurring needs. You will have experience in the prescribing of Medically Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence in a community setting. Come and join the team at First Step!

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2. First Step Legal Criminal/FV Lawyer

If you are committed to equal justice for people battling mental health and addition issues, and to working innovatively and collaboratively with perpetrators of family violence, we have a compelling opportunity for you to contribute to the success of health justice partnerships in Victoria.

First Step Legal is looking for a Criminal/FV Lawyer to deliver excellent criminal law and family violence law, dedicated to perpetrators of family violence under an HJP model alongside FSL’s partner organisations.

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3. First Step Legal Family Lawyer

First Step Legal is looking to recruit a Family Lawyer to work collaboratively across our four partner organisations, and where required, as part of our emerging program dedicated to perpetrators of family violence under an HJP model alongside FSL’s partner organisations.

You will help design, test and deliver systems for effective perpetrator legal services and conduct workshops to fulfil our NLAP funding grant, contribute to our University of Melbourne HJP outcome evaluation and inform our policy and advocacy work.

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4. First Step Legal Case Manager

The First Step Legal Case Manager is a pivotal role to support the smooth running of FSL, working closely with all FSL Lawyers to directly support FSL’s Case Work clients as outlined in the Key Responsibilities.

Given the unusual practice of FSL as a health justice partnership and the prominent place on therapeutic engagement, the role encompasses significant client support and liaison, regular client conferences with the client and with clinical and support staff to monitor progress.

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5. First Step Legal Administrator

If you have excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail and experience in embedding data management and record keeping systems, we have a compelling, full-time opportunity for you to contribute to the success of thriving community legal practice.

Working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, the Legal Administrator will provide crucial support to a small team of lawyers and legal case managers to ensure high quality service provision to our clients.

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6. Psychologists

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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7. 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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8. First Step Legal Practice Administrator

First Step Legal is recruiting for a Practice Administrator to support their Health Justice Partnerships. The role will include embedding effective Action Step systems for Triage, Case Practice, Audit and Data Extraction and other activities to support evaluation and accreditation.  You will be driven to support First Step Legal achieve its purpose, vision and strategic priorities of providing exceptional service delivery to vulnerable and marginalised people.

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9. First Step Legal Social Worker

You will work within a cohesive high-performing Health Justice Partnership, utilising your excellent psycho-social skills and experience, to ensure First Step Legal (FSL) provides a high standard of assistance to vulnerable and marginalised individuals who experience mental health, addiction and family violence concerns. You will be embedded in a legal service that is focused on access to justice and supports access to therapeutic intervention that improve the health and wellbeing of its clients.

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