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Family Therapist - Tuggerah

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Functional Family Therapy team in Tuggerah.
  • It takes a special person to step out and be that difference and the rewards are many, not just seeing amazing outcomes but seeing how you played a major part in it.
  • Are you keen to be part of a passionate & professional team working together using evidence- based models to change lives? Come join our team in our Tuggerah Branch as a Family Therapist and keep families together and prevent children entering Out of Home Care.


The purpose of the Family Therapist is to provide intensive therapeutic services to children, young people and their families with serious and/or complex mental health, behavioural and/or emotional needs to maximise their developmental potential. You will deliver the evidence-based model for families of children aged 11 - 18 years within the family's home environment and make that difference in their lives to assist repair and strengthen their relationships, improve communication and reduce conflict in the home.

The program is facilitated by experienced and suitably qualified therapists who help identify strengths and challenges within the family behaviours, developing effective strategies for changing them within the family system.

The FFT program has been tested with positive results to over 40,000 families a year across the globe that are at risk of involvement in the justice and child welfare system.

To be successful in this role OzChild will provide the highest standard of comprehensive training in this evidence-based model to the successful candidate and ongoing intensive support.

Be a part of that change, the journey and set the family up for success.

This program has more than 30 years of research behind it and shows families how to change when they just don't know how. Be a part of that change, the journey and set the family up for success. As a Family Therapist you will be delivering Functional Family Therapy & working with young people aged between 11 - 18 and their families. Following a well-researched Evidence Informed Model FFT is a short-term therapeutic technique which emphasises participation by the parents in their home.

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
  • Strong communication, open and collaborative with the team
  • Knowledge and experience working within the out of home care sector would be highly regarded
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people
  • You will receive support and mentoring during your training and commencement

OzChild offers:

  • Full Time role
  • SCHADS 5 $93,860.00 plus super (negotiable upon experience)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 plus $ 2650 meals and entertainment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid work arrangements
  • Evidence informed training and professional development journey
  • The opportunity to work directly with families
  • A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture
  • Work with an amazing team and fantastic, supportive manager
  • You will receive ex-gratia days at Christmas and Easter

How to apply:

You can apply for the role today by clicking the APPLY NOW button above. Please include in your application a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC prior to commencement.

For enquiries about the role contact Liz Abdilla, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, on 0499 655 939 or email [email protected], using the subject line: Family Therapist - Tuggerah enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Interviews will be commencing immediately so do not delay your application!

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 a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake a National police check/ International if applicable & have a current WWCC & Drivers license & Car

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