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Functional Family Therapy - Team Lead - Wagga Wagga

Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

about us 

Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country. RivMed provide medical, dental services, social and emotional wellbeing programmes and have been working for 30 years in the Riverina communities. RivMed works to effect change in the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical, allied health, and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.

The organisation is currently undergoing a period of positive change with increased transparency and accountability.


The purpose of the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) – Team Lead is to provide leadership and clinical supervision to ensure therapists have the resources and skills to deliver FFT – CW 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 lead the team in the evidence-based model for families of children aged 0-17 years within the family's home environment across the Riverina region, so travel is an absolute requirement of this role.  As part of the Team Lead role you will also be responsible for a small case load. Reporting on the outcomes to ensure success and accountability is also a requirement of this role.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive and passionate team at Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation to deliver these services and to ensure the best culturally appropriate therapeutic outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people and their families and to families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 

About you

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • A demonstrated ability to deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and families from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Hold a Bachelors/Master’s degree in psychology, psychotherapy, social work, or other related mental health field. 
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as Family Therapy and CBT
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs in the home
  • Possess strong attention to detail and commitment to data collection.
  • Manage and allocate incoming referrals, emails and program enquiries.
  • Adhere to FFT standards regarding supervision requirements.
  • Possess emotional intelligence, high level interpersonal skills, time management skills and flexibility with the ability to handle crises.
  • Have a track record of working collaboratively and competently to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have a current driver's licence, the ability to travel within regional areas and be flexible in your hours of work to meet the needs of families as required.

Applications are to address the Selection Criteria outlined above. 

Appointment to this position will be subject to a National Criminal History Record Check clearance and Working With Children Check. Two reference checks will be required including one recent supervisor.

what we can offer you

RivMed offers an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Non-profit status with salary sacrifice available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
  • An opportunity to really make a difference to the communities we serve

next steps

Whilst we will commence interviews and assessments as received, we will only accept applications until the advertised closing date.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact the Human Resource Team on 02 69 235 300.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Consent to a Police Background Check/Working with Children Check must be provided prior to commencement of employment.  

Employment is conditional on the outcome of these checks not identifying any impediment to employment commencing or continuing.

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate vaccination for Covid-19 in line with current Department of Health regulations prior to commencement of employment.

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