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Family Practitioner - Shepparton


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OzChild has been working with families delivering Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare® in Victoria since 2017. Our goal is to reduce the removal rates of children within the state through a strength-based in-home therapeutic programme. The successful applicant will become part of a brand-new team called Family Worx – Following a well-researched Evidence Based Model, FFT-CW is a short-term therapeutic technique which emphasises participation by the family in their home.

As a Family Practitioner using Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare you will be referred families from OzChild via Family Worx.

What is Family Worx?

Family Worx is OzChild's adoption of the Family Preservation and Reunification response model being rolled out across Victoria by DHHS in partnership with CSO's and ACCO's. The program will provide an integrated service to families in crisis, requiring immediate support and intervention. The service will be supported by the evidence-based model Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (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
  • Office based in Shepparton
  • Level 5 on the SCHCADS award, negotiable dependent upon level of qualification
  • 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


You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW below.

You can 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.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley, HR Advisor Recruitment on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Family Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC for Victoria.

COVID-19- All interviews are currently being conducted via video this may be subject to change.

Training in the FFT-CW model confirmed for 17th February over 3 half days online. Suitable applicants will be contacted as soon as they apply. Please do not delay your application.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do www.ozchild.org.au.

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

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