Therapeutic Specialist Family Violence (Psychologist, Social Worker, Counsellor) Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited


  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • 10 weeks paid parental leave
  • Full time or part time | Maximum term contract to June 2024

About the opportunity

This position sits within Therapeutic Services, is funded through Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH)/Family Safety Victoria (FSV), and will be responsible for delivering short to medium term family violence therapeutic interventions to children and young people residing in a family violence refuge with their family.

As a Therapeutic Specialist in Refuge Setting, you will promote and facilitate safe, stable and nurturing environments for vulnerable children and families in our communities. The role will make make a positive contribution to children’s adjustment and development by designing and implementing tailored therapeutic interventions for vulnerable children and their families and provide professionals and community stakeholders with professional development opportunities that promote the most effective approaches and contemporary knowledge in working with vulnerable children and families.

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Whats on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to a salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits. There is also an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements for specialist family violence practitioners.

You will also have:

  • Extensive experience within the family violence and/or child protection sectors, working with children and/or adults experiencing complex trauma
  • Extensive experience providing assessments, therapy / counselling services to children, adults, couples and families with complex needs. This would mean that you have completed counselling with complex clients.
  • Well-developed risk assessment and risk management skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the gendered nature of family violence, and feminist theory in responding to violence against women and children in the home
  • A person-centred approach with the ability to tailor your work to meet the unique needs of children, young people and victims/survivors
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other services, agencies and professionals to achieve optimal consumer outcomes

How to apply

Apply today by submitting the below as part of your application and we’ll be in touch shortly:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications will be assessed as they come through as we are keen to engage with someone.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Anna Gleeson – Manager, Therapeutic Services on (03) 8792 8999.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.



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