Primary Therapist – ResetLife Program Cranbourne TaskForce

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Therapist for Cranbourne

About Us

TaskForce has been providing drug treatment services since 1973. Core services focus on addressing social issues of drug related problems, unemployment, mental health and risk taking behaviours, supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into“mainstream” services and supports. In 2021, TaskForce was excited to add the Reset Life Program to the suite of services offered to clients ready to take the next step in their addiction recovery.   This is an intensively supported and structured outpatient program for adults, based on the Matrix model.

About the program

ResetLife is a structured, manualised intensive outpatient program for adults aged 18 years and above and provides individual and group treatment 3 days per week, and the opportunity to attend informal supports (specifically SMART Recovery and 12-step programs) on other days.

The structured program involves 16 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by 36 weeks continuing care. In the first 16 weeks, participants attend:

  • Individual and conjoint family therapy sessions
  • Early recovery skills group (psycho-education on skills to achieve sobriety)
  • Relapse prevention group (2x per week for specific skills to prevent relapse)
  • Family education group (information to encourage ongoing abstinence)
  • Social support (building social skills for a healthier life)

There are five staff roles in the Reset team:

  • Key supervisor, responsible for program management
  • Primary therapist x2 – facilitating individual sessions and some groups, also case management.
  • Family Therapist – responsible for the social and family support groups
  • Peer Support coordinator – a peer role, who co-facilitates sessions.

About the Primary Therapist

We are now seeking an experienced full time Clinician to join our adult ResetLife team as a Primary Therapist. Our Primary Therapist provides a range of treatment interventions including Assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psycho-education via individual and group facilitation treatment modalities. Applicants will require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with individuals experiencing complex alcohol and other drug use.

What TaskForce Offer

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.  

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, visit our website at https://taskforce.org.au/get-involved/#employment where there is a detailed position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at [email protected] 

Applications close on Wednesday 20 July 2022.  

People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. 

TASKFORCE  VALUES
Client Centered • Innovation • Thought Leadership • Honesty & Integrity • Trust, Respect & Self Care

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