Current Vacancies

Practitioner - Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Apply Job no: 502447
Work type: Full Time
Location: Southern Suburbs
Categories: Family Services

  • Are you passionate about working with young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes?
  • Are you interested in an exciting opportunity
  • Ongoing Role, South

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Role:

Anglicare Victoria’s Practitioner - Functional Family Therapy (FFT) role, is a newly created role as part of the introduction of the FFT model. This model will strengthen the benefit of services to young people involved with Youth Justice.

Functional Family Therapy is a short-term, evidence based intervention program with an average of 12 to 14 sessions over three to five months. FFT works primarily with young people aged 11 to 17 years who are referred by Youth Justice, Child Protection and other Youth focused services. Our organisation will be delivering one team based in Frankston covering the Bayside Peninsula and Southern areas of Melbourne.

Evidence based services are internationally recognised as having the highest level of research validating the beneficial outcomes for clients. They are characterised by a clearly articulated theory, comprehensive employee training manuals, model adherence measures and on-going quality assurance systems.

You will receive direct training and coaching from FFT LLC helping you to become skilled in the model.


To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in social work, psychology or behavioural sciences or equivalent.
  • Excellent understanding of the child and family service system, including legislative and policy frameworks.

  • Excellent knowledge of, and experience in the application of relevant theoretical approaches that underpin casework practice to vulnerable children, young people and families
  • Excellent skills in providing expert case consultation and advice to complex cases, particularly around risk, safety and wellbeing assessments.
  • Sound understanding of culturally sensitive practice and is able to establish rapport and relate sensitively with Aboriginal and culturally diverse groups.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Detailed Position Description: Download File PD_FFT Practitioner - Southern - October 2019.docx

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Nikki Ball, Family Violence and Service Integration Program Manager on 03 9781 6700

Applications Close COB Monday 21st October

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


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