Therapeutic Practitioner Uniting NSW & ACT


About the role:

This is a full-time, permanent role (35 hours per week). Based in Cabramatta.

The Therapeutic Practitioner provides therapeutic family casework services using the Functional Family Therapy (FFT)-Child Welfare (CW) model to families referred by Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), where there is physical abuse and/or neglect of a child aged 0-17 years. These children are considered to be at high risk of further escalation in the Child Protection (CP) system, which can result in entry into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the FFT-CW model consultants and DCJ
  • Carry a case load and deliver in-home family therapy in line with the FFT-CW model
  • Deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Work intensively with families to improve family functioning and create sustainable change
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with DCJ in the region, and other key organisations. 

About You:

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree with relevant experience OR currently studying your last year of a related Bachelor/Masters degree with placement experience
  • Three years or more relevant casework experience with children and families in a child protection setting
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience engaging with reluctant families
  • Willingness to be trained and participate in all activities associated with the FFT-CW model.

Further to this we offer:

  • Starting from $83,197 (pro-rata) per annum plus super and salary packaging options
  • Access to a range of employee benefits (U-Rewards program, flex time and additional week of annual leave over Christmas and up to 6 EAP sessions per annum)
  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams.
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities.


Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check, and Covid Vaccinations.

For more information about the role, please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist [email protected].

We will be screening applications for an interview as soon as they are received.