Reset Life Program – Family Therapist

  • Be part of an innovative new service delivery pilot program
  • Make a difference to the lives of young people
  • Join a supportive and multidisciplinary team based in Moorabbin

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. TaskForce is 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 program, based on the Matrix program that has achieved high levels of success internationally.

About the program

ResetLife is a very structured program, with young people divided in to two cohorts (11-16 year olds and 17-22 year olds) attending 3 days at our Youth Hub for individual and group treatment, and encouraged to attend informal support (specifically SMART Recovery and 12-step programs) on other days. The structured program involves 16 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by 16 weeks continuing care. In the first 16 weeks, participants attend:

  • Individual/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)
  • Youth education group (information to encourage ongoing abstinence)
  • Social support (building social skills for a healthier life)

About the role

Reporting to the Key Supervisor, the Family Therapist will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and deliver the ResetLife youth intensive outpatient treatment service to young people experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.

As the ResetLife youth program is an integrated approach, the family practitioner will provide a range of treatment interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation via group facilitation treatment modalities.

This role will require adherence to the structural and clinical fidelity of the treatment model through: utilisation of the manualised treatment materials; consistent scheduling and facilitation of all group sessions; ensuring client retention through active follow-up.

About you

The successful applicant will require a minimum of 5 years experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with individuals experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use.  Demonstrated expertise in family systems and group facilitation will be essential.

Why work for TaskForce?

In exchange, we will offer you flexible work arrangements and salary packaging. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a supportive, flexible and inclusive team.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to HR at by Thursday 15 August, 2019.

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.