- Full Time
- Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health and Counselling, Social Work, Family Services
- Not For Profit (NFP)
- Job posted on: 29 Nov 2019
- Applications close: 12 Dec 2019
Windana is a major provider of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Victoria. Our aim is to offer holistic, innovative services to our client group, and we encourage staff and clients to work in partnership. The value of community is intrinsic to our culture and promotes a sense of purpose and hope for the future.
The Family Practitioner - Functional Family Therapy Through Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) role, is a newly created role as part of the introduction of the FFT-CW® model. The position is offered as a full time, fixed term contract to 30 June 2020, with the possibility of extension if funding allows.
This role will be part of a team comprising Anglicare and Mind staff and will work collaboratively to develop practice expertise in delivering this new exciting evidence-based model.
The FFT-CW® Family Practitioner will receive expert coaching and support to work with families in their homes using a four-phase intervention program of engagement, motivation, behaviour change and generalisation.
The Functional Family Therapy Through Child Welfare program has been developed to support families, with children from birth to 18 years, in the home. The role of FFT-CW® is to be a final preventative intervention for families to divert them away from the statutory Child Protection system and focus on providing them with an alternative positive experience of receiving support from an organisation.
The model seeks to move families through a theory of change process where negativity is reduced (which is so often embedded in the relationships of target families), and hope is in increased through strategies to strengthen family communication and dynamics which reduces escalation of issues and subsequently risk. This role is based at the Anglicare office in Preston.
We are looking for a skilled individual who has the passion and commitment to take up a newly created role and make it their own. To be successful in this role, you will have:
We are committed to child safety and are a Child Safe organisation. A valid Working with Children Check is mandatory for this position, and a police check will be administered for preferred candidates.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQIA, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
A full Position Description is attached below.
Enquiries: If you have any queries, please contact Irina Hart via email at Irina.Hart@windana.org.au
Please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Family Practitioner - Functional Family Therapy Through Child Welfare application via EthicalJobs, remembering to include your cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current CV.