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Forensic AOD Clinician (Bentleigh)

About Us

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential.

About the vacancy

We are seeking a Clinician to join our Bentleigh team. This role would ideally suit an experienced clinician who has worked extensively with a forensic adult cohort with AOD issues in both individual and group-based programs. This role would join a multidisciplinary team of Psychologists, Social Workers and Clinicians in delivering service to a cohort of complex adults who have engaged in offending behaviour. The Forensic Clinician will provide seamless and integrated treatment pathways for clients facing complex issues and who are involved in the criminal justice system.

You can see the full position description here:

About you

You will have at least 3 years experience in provision of AOD service delivery to complex forensic clients. You will have proven skills in the application of assessment, counselling, treatment planning and discharge planning of forensic AOD clients. You will have knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles. Significant experience working with more complex AOD or dual diagnosis clients, with forensic clients, Child Protection and clients with family reunification orders is essential.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will be a proactive and engaging Counsellor, with specific drug and alcohol experience. Ideally will be tertiary qualified in counselling or social work and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD.

What we 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), 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

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au.
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.
Applications close: 8 August, 2022

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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

Primary Therapist ResetLife (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 of 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 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.

You can revise the full position description here: Primary Therapist ResetLife Casey

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

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au.

Applications close on 8 August 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

Senior AOD Counsellor (Full time/0.9 Bentleigh)

About Us

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk-taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential.

About the position

TaskForce now has an exciting opportunity for an experienced part-time or full-time AOD Counsellor to join this client centred team, based in Bentleigh. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus – with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

You can revise the full position description here: Senior AOD Counsellor (Bentleigh)

About you

You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have at least 3 years experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles. You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Ideally, you will also have experience running therapeutic groups.
You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will have tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling or related field and be equipped with a Certificate iv in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

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

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au.

Applications close on 8 August 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

Receptionist (3 days per week)

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 and supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. TaskForce provides specialist support for people who have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential – those who have long-term complex issues or a single issue with a high degree of severity.

About the role

We now have an opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic and customer focused person to join our team in Cranbourne as the receptionist. The successful candidate will be the face of our Cranbourne office and support the team with administration tasks.  Key responsibilities of the role include answering all calls for the site, greeting clients in a professional manner, providing service information to clients, arranging appointments for clients, coordinating facilities for training and providing general administrative support to the team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A professional attitude
  • Previous reception and administration experience in the Community sector or in a clinical environment
  • The ability to prioritise tasks
  • Enthusiasm to work in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail

What we 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), 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.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity to join a growing organisation that genuinely cares about their staff. Do you enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and making a genuine impact on the community and your clients? If this sounds like you, we would love to receive your application!

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au.

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.

Applications close: 8 August, 2022

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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