Peer Support Coordinator

First Step is an addiction & mental health outpatient clinic that has been operating in the City of Port Phillip for over 20 years. Our whole-of-person treatment philosophy seeks to support clients in as many areas of their lives as possible including their physical, mental and social well-being. 

First Step strives to be highly accessible, providing services free of charge and without referral for our cohort, many of whom have highly complex histories (out of home care, early school leaving, abuse and neglect).

First Step is committed to the philosophy of harm minimisation and is excited to include a treatment modality that caters to those ready to extend their treatment goals. 

At First Step we believe that everybody deserves every chance to turn their lives around


The Opportunity: 

First Step is looking for an exceptional individual to join a fantastic team in the delivery an abstinence-based outpatient program called ResetLife.

The Peer Support Co-ordinator will work alongside the Key Supervisor, Primary therapists and the Family therapist in a role that offers an exciting opportunity to rapidly develop your therapeutic skills in a highly structured environment.  

If you have existing AOD skills (lived experience essential, Cert IV preferable), and an interest in delivery of new therapies, we want to hear from you.   

You will possess an attitude of unconditional positive regard towards both co-workers and clients, an open mind and a willingness to 'go the extra mile.' You will be excited to develop new skills (training will be provided) and will work well in a highly collaborative environment. 

This is a rare opportunity for the right individual to learn from the team of 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.

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Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Outline your lived experience in AOD and/or any training you may have completed or be in the process of completing (refer Position Description)
  2. Describe any experience you may have working with clients within a group context (refer Position description)
  3. Briefly Compare and contrast your values with those of First Step (as you understand them to be)
  4. Describe your willingness and ability to adhere to a prescribed treatment program while treating all individuals with dignity and compassion.
  5. Outline your recent or ongoing professional development goals

NB: Initially this role is offered on a part time contract basis (6 months) EFT 0.6 with opportunity for extension pending ongoing funding.

**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/Support Coordinator

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, religion, sexualities, ethnicities or any other factor.