Individual Therapist OzChild


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our OzChild family in our Dandenong team.

This role, as an Individual Therapist will be working in a clinical team that consists of a program supervisor, foster carers, family therapist, skills coaches and a teacher. The individual therapist is experienced in working one to one with young people aged 12 – 17, can work independently and remain calm under pressure. The TFCO program is particularly effective for children who may have a history of trauma and/or neglect.

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What you will do:

  • Provide one to one support and therapy for children in the program
  • Be available to program youth via phone when needed
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Fun, creative sessions with young people
  • Working with trauma based behaviours
  • Complete all training in line with TFCO
  • Help young people overcome significant barriers

Who we are looking for:

  • Tertiary Qualification in, Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling or Family Therapy
  • Knowledge of and an understanding of family systems and theory
  • Cognitive behavioural and behaviour change therapy application
  • Social learning theory
  • An understanding of cultural contexts and the unique needs of Aboriginal children and young people.
  • Experience working with young people one on one
  • Valid Full Australian Driving Licence (essential)

OzChild offers:

  • Part time permanent role (4 days a week)
  • Ex-gratia days Easter & Christmas
  • SCHCADS 5 $ 93,860 (pro – rata) plus super and salary packaging of $15,900 plus $2650 meals and entertainment 
  • Flexible working days
  • Expert training in the TFCO model
  • Team based treatment environment with intensive collaboration and training, supervision and consultation
  • A laptop and phone so you can work on the road and from home
  • The opportunity to promote an internationally proven evidence-based program
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values

For further details in relation to this role please see attached PD for your perusal and / or contact Scott Forrest – Program Supervisor on 03 9212 5699 or email [email protected]

Do not delay your application, we are interviewing immediately. 

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.