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Practitioner | Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare

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Organisation : Anglicare Victoria

Location : VIC Regional (Bendigo)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Families, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 102000-106000

Application closing date : 2 Jun, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Anglicare Victoria

The important stuff:

  • A salary at SCHCADS level 6 which equates to around $102,000 plus super.
  • This is senior level salary offering excellent remuneration.
  • Intensive supervision, feedback and training in Functional Family Therapy.
  • Based at our office in Bendigo.
  • Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry.
  • We take the Health and Wellbeing of our people seriously offering a Well Worth It! Program, EIP and EAP.
  • Access to discounted health insurance as well!
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace for you to feel safe, acknowledged and included.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, we will support you to progress your career with a dedicated L&D team.
  • A workplace with Rainbow Tick Accreditation and DCA Inclusive Employer recognition


What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”.

About the role

  • Provide tailored support based on the needs of children and their families
  • Be supported to learn|full training provided|successfully deliver an evidence-based model  
  • Full time ongoing role and full time, fixed term role to December 2024 available.  


Your role:

FFT-CW is an evidenced based model of behaviour change, that is therapeutically focussed, which aims to provide all family members with skills and knowledge to improve family communication, parenting skills and conflict management.

The aim of the program being to improve family communication and dynamics, creating positive and nurturing family environments for children and young people who are at risk of being placed in Out of Home Care.

As part of the Family Preservation and Reunification Response within Anglicare Victoria, FFT-CW focusses on preventing family breakdown by interrupting negative patterns of behaviour that can lead to escalations within family units.


What are we looking for from you?

  • Previous experience in working with families, in an outreach capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, including trauma, mental health, AOD, and family violence.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to rapidly build relationships and rapport with families, children and young people
  • A willingness to undertake some work outside of usual business hours as required (mostly evenings between 4pm and 7pm to see families together and at home)
  • Experience working to reduce conflict and to increase hope within family environments.
  • The ability to show us how you identify how family interactions can affect behaviour.
  • Ability to recognise and engage with family’s formal and informal support networks.
  • A commitment to continual improvement and learning.
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment is desirable.
  • The previous experience working in an outreach capacity is desirable.



A relevant degree in Social Work, Psychology, and/or a related degree in behavioural sciences OR applicants with Diploma of Community Services may be considered if they also are able to demonstrate significant experience levels working with families.

Why You'll love working here

Equal Opportunity Employer

Professional development assistance

Equal Opportunity Employer

Relocation assistance

Equal Opportunity Employer

Health insurance

How to apply

How to Apply:

The closing date for applications is June 2nd. However we will review applications as they are received and progress suitable applicants to interview before this date.

Click apply below and submit your resume with a cover letter that describes your passion for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.

To learn more about the role a full Position Description is available here:  Practitioner PD FPR FFT-CW E AW6 102022 V1.2.pdf

If you have any questions at all please contact Georgia Thomas on 0497 663 019 or

You can also reach out to our Recruitment Specialist Paul Ridley anytime on 03 9412 6078 or email


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. 

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


Please quote in application: Practitioner | Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Families, #Mental_Health, #Youth_and_Young_People

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