The Functional Family Therapy – Child Wellbeing framework provides clinical therapeutic treatments within a child protection context, to address underlying causes of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and domestic violence that results in harm to children, young people and families. The aim is to achieve sustained behavioural change in families, reducing referral to out of home care and keeping families together. Program model adherence is crucial to the success of this program.
FaCS has selected this approach based on its international success with increasing children’s safety and keeping more families together. It’s proven to make a real difference to families within the statutory child protection system.
Firstly you will be fully trained in the Functional Family Therapy framework and will have access to ongoing training and support.
You will support clients to embed changes particularly behavioral changes and plan for potential challenges that families may face in the future. Critical to the success of the program will be documenting your activity to ensure we can measure the impact of the frameworks within the Australian market and shape future practice standards across the sector.
Terms: 12 month contract full-time based at Hurstville
Some of the benefits we offer
- Shape the future of family intervention
- We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours
- We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
- Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
- Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
- Novated leases & pool cars available
What do you need to succeed?
You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline and:
- Experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection or counselling role
- Ability to actively engage, assess and work alongside at risk families using a strengths based approach
- A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to data collection
- Excellent relationship building skills and experience engaging with reluctant clients
- Desire and confidence to learn new practices and immediately implement techniques with clients
Interested? Apply online today!
Call Gemma Durham on 0403 099 418 to discuss the role in more detail.
Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.
We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).