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Family Practitioner

Functional Family Therapy

Canberra, Australia

Reference: 5230316

Your role:

The successful applicant will become part of a brand-new team - you will be delivering Functional Family Therapy (FFT) with young people aged between 12-17 years old involved in youth offending. Following a well-researched Evidence-Based Model, FFT is a short-term therapeutic technique which emphasises participation by the whole family in their home. The aim of FFT is to improve family communication to discourage young people from recidivism.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy, Criminal Justice or Psychology
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as CBT
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, mental health, substance misuse and family violence
  • Experience in the youth justice space would be highly regarded
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people
  • Willingness to work outside of normal hours mostly evenings between 4pm and 8pm to see families together and at home

OzChild offers:

  • Full-time, maximum term contract
  • Max term until 30th November 2021
  • Evidence-informed training and professional development journey
  • Expert supervision and ongoing feedback
  • Flexible working hours between the hours of 8am and 8pm
  • Level 6 on the SCHCADS award reflecting the required skills and experience at a senior level
  • The opportunity to work directly with families
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWVP card and undergo a CYPS check for ACT.


Please view the position description and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying, it doesn't have to be more than 1 page.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do https://www.ozchild.org.au/

Applications Close: 02 Nov 2020