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Family Therapist

  • 499288
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent

About the Role

The therapeutic practitioner provides family therapy using the Functional Family Therapy (FFT)-Child Welfare (CW) model to families referred by Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) where there is physical abuse and neglect of a child aged 0-17 years. These children are considered to be at high risk of further escalation in the child protection system and entry into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the FFT-CW model consultants and DCJ you will carry a case load and deliver in the in-home services in line with the FFT-CW to families
  • Deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and to families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Work intensively with families to improve family functioning and create sustainable change
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with DCJ in the region, and with other key organisations. 

About You

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree and three year or more relevant clinical casework experience with children and families in a child protection setting
  • Experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection or counselling role
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience engaging with reluctant families
  • Willing to be trained and participate in all activities associated with the FFT-CW model.

Further to this we offer:

  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients and the communities in which they live
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check and Covid Vaccinations.

For more information about the role, please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist 0466 867 721 /

We will be screening applications for an interview as soon as they are received.

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