Family Clinician – Whole Family Team Central Coast Local Health District


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Clinician Level 3
Remuneration: $99,533 – $122,063 per annum – Dependent upon Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ293484

This recruitment may be used to fill future positions via an eligibility list for permanent, full time, part time, temporary and casual positions.

Are you a community focused clinician looking for a meaningful role that has impact on the community?

CCLHD Whole Family Team is seeking a Family Clinician to join our community teams based out of the Gateway Centre in Gosford.

This is a great opportunity to take your clinical career further.


Where you’ll be working


Whole Family Team (WFT) forms part of CCLHD’s integrated Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Service, and is part of the Violence Abuse and Neglect-Family Services clinical stream. We are seeking experienced health professionals to join our multidisciplinary team with Family Clinician roles available.


WFT is a key therapeutic service working in the family preservation area, providing intensive support to vulnerable families on the Central Coast. Services are usually delivered in the home, with the focus of supporting parents to strenghten their parenting capacity and family functioning so children can safely remain with their family.


Our multidisciplinary team includes a broad range of roles and skills, and works collaboratively to tailor interventions that suit each family’s unique needs. Clinicians are supported by the team’s clinical leads (mental health and drug and alcohol) with exciting opportunities for family clinicians to develop their mental health and drug and alcohol practice. The team also includes a child health nurse, a psychiatrist and an addiction medicine specialist, creating appealing opportunities for dynamic and comprehnsive family work.


VAN Services are leaders in trauma informed and culturally safe care for vulnerable children and families, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you are a health clinician committed to supporting families to create and sustain genuine and meaningful change, please call us for further information.


What you’ll be doing


Family Clinician’s in the Whole Family Team (WFT) provide specialist interventions that work towards the recovery and ongoing safety and wellbeing of families and their children involved with the child protection system.

It’s a rewarding time to be working in NSW Health Violence Abuse and Neglect (VAN) services. With new policy and enhancements to our response to all forms of violence, the critical work with our agency partners is increasingly important to provide a seamless and trauma informed response to vulnerable children and families. The Family Clinician’s and Aboriginal Family Clinician in Whole Family Team (WFT) provide specialist interventions for families with parental Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol. The clinicians with the support of the Clinical Leads – Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol, Medical staff and Child and Family Health Nurse provide specialist interventions in close collaboration with Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) as well as other health services, relevant government and non-government agencies. The focus is on strengthening parenting capacity so children can safely remain with their family. Families are referred into the program where Risk of Significant Harm (ROSH) has been identified due to the presence of parental mental health and/or drug and alcohol. Family members may also be experiencing Violence Abuse or Neglect such as Domestic Violence. Specialist interventions are provided in the community and in the home. WFT is a key service working in the family preservation area and is part of the Violence Abuse and Neglect – Family Services Unit. The team forms part of the District’s integrated Violence Abuse and Neglect Service.

They work closely with their colleagues and leadership within VAN Services and more broadly across the health service to facilitate recovery, integrated and trauma informed care that is holistic and seamless. Targeted training and development is provided to support the team to be innovative, culturally safe and evidence based to develop and deliver effective and sound interventions that operationalise the NSW Health Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) FrameworkService Standards, Guidelines and relevant Policy and Procedures.

This role is suitable for the following:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Gde 2
  • Occupational Therapist Lvl 3
  • Psychologist
  • Social Work Lvl 3.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Laura Matheson on 0456 917 759 or email: [email protected]
Applications Close: Tuesday, 26 July  2022 at 11.59pm


You are encouraged to complete applications on a week day where Technical Support is available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm by phoning ROB Help Desk on 1300 679 367.


  1. A tertiary degree and full registration with AHPRA as an Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Senior Psychologist or eligibility for membership of AASW as a Social Worker, and alignment with relevant professional practice domains.
  2. Demonstrated experience working in with families, familiarity with mental health and/or drug and alcohol clinical tools, interventions and models of care that are culturally safe, flexible and respond to the needs of the family.
  3. Knowledge of the impact of violence abuse or neglect on child development and comprehensive experience in assessment, counselling, therapy and/or casework with families.
  4. Demonstrated skills in leadership, engaging in and providing clinical supervision and practice development, including advanced skills in communication.
  5. Self-motivated and skilled in effective time management, prioritising competing work commitments, managing and responding to stressful situations and ability to work unsupervised.
  6. Demonstrated experience in leading and conducting quality improvement activities including maintaining and updating professional skills and knowledge base relevant to practice
  7. Advanced skills in building and sustaining collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners.
  8. Demonstrated understanding of how the District is Caring for the Coast and how this role would contribute.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Donna Curtis on [email protected]
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Central Coast Local Health District

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