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Teaching Family Practitioners x2

Berry Street Victoria
  • Located in Mooroolbark, Boonwurrung Country
  • One full time and one part time (49.5 hours per fortnight) permanent positions, both rostered with weekend work
  • Base rate $28.41 per hour (unqualified) $31.75 per hour (qualified) plus penalty rates, super and salary packaging tax savings
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About the role

Berry Street are implementing an evidence-based model of care called the Teaching-Family Model (TFM). TFM is a therapeutic behavioural program, which sees children living with highly trained staff, known as Practitioners in a home setting. The TFM Practitioners, use teaching interactions, relationships and skills building which is targeted to reduce problem behaviours and increase prosocial behaviours.

The model is trauma informed and helps young people identify personal stressors and develop appropriate self-regulation techniques. Overall, goals of the program include reduced problem behaviours, increased prosocial behaviours, increased social skills, accomplishment of age-appropriate tasks, and relationship development.

The role of the TFM Practitioner is to use the TFM model to create lasting behavioural change for young people. You will be heavily support by the TFM Consultant, who will coach you through learning the model over a 12-month period. Your learning modalities will include formal training, on the job coaching, observations and formal feedback processes.

There is compulsory training for this role for successful candidates. We have one full time and one part time (49.5 hours per fortnight) role available, with set rostered shifts which include day time, evening and weekend work. The base full time equivalent salary is $56k for unqualified or $62k for qualified workers, plus relevant penalty rates, super and salary packaging benefits.

What Berry Street can offer you

  • Salary packaging available for meals/accommodation for all our staff making your take home pay even better
  • Investment in you! As a Learning Organisation, there are so many opportunities for development that we offer you, including a comprehensive learning pathway in Child, Youth & Family services
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family
  • The opportunity for career progression and growth.

How to Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter (including confirming your interest in either the part time or full time role, or both).

A position description is attached.

Queries to Niahm Ni Chorcorain – Teaching Family Consultant on 9239 1424.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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