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Family Worker / Cultural Consultant

The Bouverie Centre - La Trobe University
  • Job No: 561007
  • Work type: Fixed Term 12 months
  • 0.6 in a collaborative and friendly environment
  • Work at the Bouverie Centre Brunswick in this rewarding and varied role
  • $85,724 to $94,302 + 17% Superannuation (Increasing to $88,489 to $97,344 on the 1/3/21)

About the position

This position provides support within Bouverie’s Women in Prison project both within the project with the project team, other relevant work and also helping the women build up and strengthen their family connections. The successful applicant will also be able to provide input around culturally safe work practices and provide guidance for the team when needed. The position also requires a commitment to the development and maintenance of the group and family therapeutic approach. It also provides family therapy services and consultations within Bouverie’s ‘Working with The Mob’ Clinical program to Indigenous families.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Families. You will have demonstrated strong connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as experience of community work, group work and/or family support/counselling/case management, with children and families in the Indigenous Community.

You will have a current Victorian Driver’s License, Working with Childrens Check and a willingness to travel and stay overnight in country Victoria, interstate and overseas. (subject to travel restrictions)

ABOUT THE BOUVERIE CENTRE

We believe healthy relationships lie at the heart of social and emotional health. They create opportunity to develop well, shape our ability to care for ourselves and others, and to manage challenging times.

Established in 1956, The Bouverie Centre has developed into an integrated practice-research organisation that is driven by research and grounded in practice. We draw on our history of bringing family therapy to Australia to promote healthy relationships in families, organisations and communities.

Our research aims to understand how relationships and circumstances affect the ability to live a healthy, safe and equitable life course, in all cultures and for all people.

As a value-based learning organisation we work together with colleagues, organisations and communities to create meaningful change. A growing research capacity supports the Centre’s nationally recognised systemic expertise, long standing relationship with health and welfare services, and proven capacity to engage new service systems.

The Bouverie Centre is located with the The School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University

Please see www.bouverie.org.au.

ABOUT LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

Please see www.latrobe.edu.au.

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