Are you a medical practitioner or nurse looking for an exciting opportunity?

Are you interested in working in the alcohol and drug field?

Look no further. We’d love the opportunity to talk with you about your options, and the career pathways and opportunities we have available at Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services (Next Step).

At Next Step we provide a range of treatment services for people experiencing issues associated with their alcohol and other drug use, as well as support for families.

We are looking for experienced medical practitioners and experienced registered nurses who have helped people with challenging and complex presentations. 

Text graphic reads: Take your Next Step and make a difference. Includes Next Step drug and alcohol services logo. 

Take your next step and join our team of medical professionals delivering Western Australia’s leading government drug and alcohol treatment service.

Our staff come from all walks of life and are passionate people who are dedicated and professional. We are excited about the work we do, and the treatment services we provide to people all over the state who experience issues associated with alcohol and other drug use.

Benefits of joining the Next Step team

At Next Step we provide employees with a range of great benefits including;

  • a comprehensive induction and orientation program
  • a specialised professional development program
  • access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • the option to purchase additional leave
  • access to study leave/assistance
  • advanced specialist development skills and training – specialisation including up to five days training leave per year
  • access to health and wellbeing support
  • opportunities for career advancement
  • 10.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. Read more about superannuation here

All benefits listed are subject to the position, work area and relevant Industrial Award/Agreement.

We are located across nine sites, East Perth Next Step inpatient/outpatient and Community alcohol and other drug services at Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, Midland, Joondalup, Warwick, Thornlie and Drug Alcohol Youth Service.

Take your Next Step and be the difference!

Contact us today for further information;

☎ Telephone: 08 9219 1919

📧 Email:

Take your next step and be the difference

Search for other positions at Next Step on the Jobs WA website. You can either

  • enter Next Step in the keyword search field
  • select Mental Health Commission in the agency listings menu.

Making a difference - what our team say about working at Next Step

"I came to work at Next Step years ago, almost by accident, with no intention of staying beyond my six-month term, hoping to learn a few skills in a field I often felt ill-equipped to manage. Yet, I never left. I quickly learnt to work with some of the most neglected, disadvantaged, and misunderstood people in our community, hoping to make a difference. All the time feeling well supported by a great team. It’s been a rewarding and challenging experience at the same time, one I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’ve learnt so much, most of all about being a better human being."

Addiction Medicine Specialist, Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services


"I consider myself a staff member that has “stuck around” having worked at Next Step for 18 years and counting. I don’t stay because I am stuck, but I have repeatedly not taken up opportunities in what might seem more attractive workplaces than a public sector addiction service. Instead I feel like I am given what I need to make a difference with people that have significant need and are very grateful for the treatment they receive. I feel supported to work in a manner consistent with my values.  I also stay because of the team I get to work with and while the team members have changed over the years, the comradery, humour and support have made all the difference in the inevitable challenges that come up in working with mental health and addiction."

Senior Clinician, Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services



Last updated 16 June 2023

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