Family Practitioner - Psychologist Counselling

  • : OzChild
  • : 15-May-2020
  • : South Melbourne VIC 3205

Our FFT-CW Story so far…

OzChild has been working with families delivering Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare® in NSW since 2017. Our goal is to reduce the removal rates of children within the state through a strength-based in-home therapeutic program. The aim of Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare® is to keep children and young people in their existing homes or foster care placements. The first objective is engagement and motivation, the second is to change the problem behaviour, and the third is to generalise change.

After being referred to the Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare® (FFT-CW) program, the first step is to meet with the family. It is crucial for the therapist to meet the whole family in their home where they feel most comfortable and listen to the history, concerns and challenges the family face, both in and outside of home. You will work to build on the natural systems and strengths of the family. The goal is to successfully support the family through a culturally responsive model proven by research.

It has been a busy couple of years. Since July 2017 - August 2019 NSW Data shows 645 Families have been discharged successfully in NSW (288 OzChild) and of those 161 Aboriginal Families completed the program (70 OzChild).

More information about the model FFT-CW can be viewed by following this link https://www.theirfuturesmatter.nsw.gov.au/our-initiatives/fft-cw

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy or Psychology
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as CBT
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, mental health, AOD, family violence
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people
  • Willingness to work outside of normal hours, mostly evenings between 4pm and 8pm to see families together and at home

OzChild offers-

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Evidence-informed training and professional development journey
  • Expert supervision and ongoing feedback
  • Flexible working hours between the hours of 8am and 9pm
  • Level 5 on the SCHCADS award, negotiable dependent upon experience
  • The opportunity to work directly with families
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

The closing date for applications is Sunday May 17th with training to be confirmed for July or August. Start dates will be late June 2020.

COVID-19- All interviews are currently being conducted via Skype. In home therapy is around 60% with 40% being conducted using telehealth software.

How to Apply

Please view the position description and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying, it doesn't have to be more than 1 page.


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