Family Therapist

Family Therapist – Intensive Outpatient Program

Unique Opportunity

First Step is looking for an exceptional individual to join a new team whose role it is to deliver an abstinence based treatment program according to a prescribed treatment protocol.

This new program will offer the opportunity to add an extra treatment modality to your portfolio.   The right person for this role will have an attitude of unconditional positive regard for both co-workers and clients, an open mind and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile.’ You will be excited to develop new skills and inspired by the opportunity to deliver a new treatment option to clients. Most importantly you will thrive on working in a highly collaborative setting.

This is a rare opportunity for the right individual to work alongside and learn from the highly experienced addiction medicine practitioners of First Step that includes: doctors, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, caseworkers and lawyers among others.


Applications should provide a cover letter that addresses the following Key Selection Criteria (see below), a recent (up to date) resume and 2 professional references.

*Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.


Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Outline your qualifications and experience in working with complex family systems, psychological & group therapies (refer Position Description)
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the physiology of addiction (refer Position Description)
  3. Compare and contrast your values with those of First Step (as you understand them to be)
  4. Articulate your ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team.   Describe your ability to move between different treatment modalities (addiction medicine).
  5. Describe your willingness and ability to adhere to a prescribed treatment program while treating all individuals with dignity and compassion.
  6. Outline your recent or ongoing professional development goals


This role is offered on a part time contract basis (6+12 months) EFT 0.5

Competitive salary sacrificing benefits apply



Applications should include the following:

  1. Cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria
  2. Up to date CV
  3. Details of 2 professional referees


Applications should be emailed to:


REF:         RSL/Family Therapist

By:           ASAP


Note: 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.

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