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Workforce Development Trainer and Family Therapist

The Bouverie Centre - La Trobe University

The Bouverie Centre - La Trobe University

  • Job No: 560990
  • Work type: Fixed Term 3 years with a view to extension
  • Full-time in a collaborative and friendly environment (0.8 EFT will be considered)
  • 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)

The Bouverie Centre is seeking a Workforce Development Trainer / Family Therapist with experience in mental health or related fields to join our team. This position will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a crucial role implementing family-based practices in a range of service sectors, including mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and other related services. This will involve the provision of training, supervision, and organisational consultation. You will help design, co-ordinate and deliver workforce development and implementation projects and contribute to research about how best to build family sensitive practice capability in services. You will also have a small family therapy caseload. This position offers an interesting and varied role within a supportive team environment.


You will possess an appropriate tertiary qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and a Post Graduate qualification in Family Therapy with eligibility for Clinical Membership of the Australian Association of Family Therapy.

This role will suit someone who has skills and experience in providing training, consultation, and supervision. Skills in family therapy and a sound knowledge of family-based approaches and their application in the mental health/related fields, will see you succeed in this role. An ability to manage relationships with a range of partner organisations involved in project delivery will also be an advantage.

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)


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.


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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