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Child & Family Practitioner

At The Benevolent Society, we believe in a society where everyone can live their best life. The role of Functional Family Therapy aims to shape how our sector works with families in the future.

Using your knowledge, you will work intensively with families to assess strengths, needs and identify goals; develop and monitor case plans aimed at improving family functioning and increasing the safety of children.

You will support clients to embed changes particularly behavioural 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: Full time position based in Hurstville, NSW. 

Some of our benefits:

  • Shape the future of family intervention
  • Family friendly workplace including flexible hours
  • Generous leave options including up to 6 weeks of leave
  • Pool cars and novated lease vehicles available
  • Salary Packaging
  • Covered by our Enterprise Agreement

What you need to succeed:

You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline and:

  • Experience working within complex trauma and child protection
  • Ability to actively engage, assess and case manage 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
  • Working in evidence based functional family therapy model

Functional Family Therapy is a strengths based model built on a foundation of acceptance and respect. At it's core is a focus on assessment and intervention to address risk and protective factors within and outside the family that impact children's safety and adaptive development.

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Gemma Durham - Team Leader mobile 0403 099 418 for more information.

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