Family Practitioner OzChild


We have a wonderful opportunity as a Family Preservations and Reunification Practitioner in our Family Worx Team  

What is Family Worx?

Family Worx is OzChild’s adoption of the Family Preservation and Reunification response model being rolled out across Victoria by DFFH in partnership with CSO’s and ACCO’s.

The program will provide an integrated service to families in crisis, requiring immediate support and intervention as well as parents who are being reunified with their children after a period in out-of-home care (OOHC). The service will be highly responsive and flexible to each family’s needs led by a team of Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Practitioners, an Aboriginal Response Lead and supported by the evidence-based models Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) and SafeCare.

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy , Community Services 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, AOD, family violence
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people

OzChild offers:

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Evidence informed training and professional development journey
  • Expert supervision and ongoing feedback
  • Flexible working hours between the hours of 8am and 9pm
  • Office based in Yarraville
  • Level 6 on the SCHCADS award, negotiable dependent upon level of qualification
  • 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


You can apply for the role today by clicking the APPLY NOW button above. Please include in your application a resume with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria & your values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

We are interviewing immediately for this role and suitable applicants will be contacted soon after they apply. Please do not delay your application!

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Elizabeth Abdilla – Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist [email protected] or phone 0499 655 939

For more in depth details please see attached PD for your perusal.

To be successful, you will be required to meet our Safety Screening requirements, and this will include relevant police checks and hold a valid and current WWCC for VIC.

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 a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.


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