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Family Practitioner - Shepparton


Are you keen to be part of a professional team working together using evidence- based models to change lives? Come join our team in Shepparton as a Family Practitioner and keep families together and prevent children entering Out of Home Care.

The purpose of the Family Practitioner 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 0-17 years within the family's home environment across the Goulburn Valley region, so travel is an absolute requirement of this role. Comprehensive training in this evidence-based model will be provided to the successful candidate and ongoing intensive support .

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

As a Family Practitioner you will be delivering Functional Family Therapy working with young people aged between 0-17 and their families in their homes

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualification in Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy , Psychology or community services /mental health
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment, or a new graduate with a willingness to learn and thrive in this role
  • Knowledge & experience working within the out of home care sector would be highly regarded
  • Excellent communication skills & the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people

OzChild offers:

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Evidence informed training and professional development journey
  • SCHCADS 5 - 6 Depending on experience plus salary packaging up to $15,900 & super
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture
  • You will receive ex-gratia days at Christmas and Easter
    • A passionate, supportive team where your skills and ideas will be valued

How to apply

You can apply for the role today by clicking the APPLY NOW button and sending through your CV and cover letter addressing why you would be a perfect fit for this role.

For enquiries about the role contact Katherine Wyatt / FFT CW - Team Leader 0499 693 377 or Elizabeth Abdilla, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on eabdilla@ozchild.org.au or call 0499 655 939.

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

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 shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

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