Family Violence Therapist Department of Human Services


The Family Violence Therapist is a role within Youth Justice Assessment and Intervention Services and is accountable to the Senior Family Violence Therapist for:

  • providing tailored, individual therapeutic early intervention program to young people who perpetrate violence in their family and interpersonal relationships
  • contributing to a community of practice regarding the specific needs of young people using violence
  • contributing to practice improvement and service development across the Department of Human Services (DHS), in adolescent family violence.

Key outcomes and accountabilities:

  1. Conduct clinical and risk assessments and complex case conceptualisation for young people referred to the Kinship, Improved relationships, No-violence, Developing skills (KIND) program.
  2. Establish and maintain working relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Provide individual and couple/family intervention to support complex, high risk young people to gain and implement skills that assist in addressing use of violence in relationships.
  4. Work in a culturally appropriate manner engaging with community, kinship, and family to ensure the cultural safety of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  5. Document, interpret and integrate client information and service delivery data to monitor and contribute to the evaluation of therapeutic interventions.

Note: Any other responsibilities in line with the classification level of the role as assigned by Line Manager and/or the Department. The responsibilities as specified above may be altered in accordance with the changing requirements of the role.

Special Conditions: 
National Police Check required.
Employment-related Screening Check required.
Some out of hours work may be required.
Some interstate and intrastate travel may be required.
Must hold a current Australian issued driver’s licence (equivalent to minimum class C).
Role Status: Term up to 30/06/2023

Essential Qualifications: an appropriate Social Work qualification from a recognised tertiary institution giving eligibility for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers. Appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Additional Information: You are required to submit a cover letter, up to a maximum of 2 pages, addressing how your skills, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, one of whom must be your recent line manager, and attach your current resume via the online application form. For further information and how to apply for this role please visit our DHS website

Enquiries to:  Kate Melvin 0427 521 808 Email: [email protected]

Vacancy ID:  489685

Applications close:  29/06/2022



Department of Human Services

Job Salary

$84,399 - $97,774

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