Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service (ICAFSS) Practitioner Relationships Australia Victoria


Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  

About the role

You will report to the Senior Manager Southern and Eastern Melbourne and your responsibilities will include offering a combination of counselling, therapeutic case management and community capacity building work as part of the Intercountry Adoptee and Family Support Service, to address the impacts of intercountry adoption trauma. As a Family Support Service Practitioner, you will provide adoption trauma informed counselling, group and mentor/peer work, psychoeducation, case management and interagency collaboration, through flexible service delivery, including face to face and over the phone.

This role is located at Boronia and is a temporary, part-time position working three (3) days per week including one evening weekly.

About you

  • Degree in social work, counselling, psychology or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing counselling to those effected by childhood trauma, abuse and neglect. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the longer term and intergenerational needs of people who experienced childhood trauma.
  • Demonstrated understanding of support needs of people who have experienced intercountry adoption, including adoptees, adoptive parents and their families.

About us

We offer competitive salary packaging, employment conditions and benefits including additional paid leave, parental and flexible leave.  We value work-life balance and our staff can work in a hybrid arrangement.  We invest in your professional development and training and provide best practice clinical supervision.  The base salary range is $92k-$99k (pro-rata) per annum.  


Submit your application and resume, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible so we can progress this recruitment and interviews may commence while advertising.  You can view the position description for further information.  For specific queries about this role, contact Jackie Blake, Centre Manager – Outer East Melbourne by phoning 0429 028 030

Applications close 31 August 2023. 

COVID-19 compliance

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application process.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.



Relationships Australia Victoria

Job Salary

Part time