Current Vacancies

Functional Family Therapy Practitioner

Apply Job no: 502471
Work type: Full Time
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Community Development

  • Evidence based intervention program
  • Strengthen the benefit of services to young people involved with Youth Justice.
  • Full time ongoing position

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.

Functional Family Therapy Practitioner

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. The FFT® model has been selected as part of Youth Justice supports to young people involved Youth Control Order and subject to bail conditions. Our organisation will be delivering one team based in Lalor covering North/West 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.

The Position: 

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. The FFT® model has been selected as part of Youth Justice supports to young people involved Youth Control Order and subject to bail conditions. Our organisation will be delivering one team based in Lalor covering North/West areas of Melbourne.

  • Participate in all model program training, supervision and consultation activities.
  • Gain accreditation in the FFT model & ensure your practice adheres to model fidelity
  • Provide direct engagement and motivation using methods compatible with principles and practices of the specified model.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need: 

The key responsibilities are as follows but are not limited to:

    1. Conduct assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic risks and protective factors and developing an analysis of the problem behaviours within the ecological context and model process.

    2. Create written phase and session plans tailored to the specific family (including linking plans to safety risks and referral behaviours and anticipated session frequency during phase).
    3. Work with the team to identify and overcome barriers to engagement/motivation in families who have been referred to the service.
    4. Participate in FFT coaching and be receptive to receiving and acting upon feedback.
    5. Record and update outcomes and data management systems to meet Youth Justice guidelines and statutory requirements.

    6. Work with relevant stakeholders to enable continual improvement to the design and implementation of our service delivery model to further extend our commitment to improving the lives of children, young people and their families.

    7. Develop good working relationships with Aboriginal lead agencies to ensure cultural safety in our practice and good outcomes for aboriginal children and young people.
    8. Maintain stakeholder relationships with referral sources. Coordinate services within Anglicare Victoria and with other community providers.
    9. Identify performance trends, best practices, and opportunities for improvement.

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_FFT_North_Oct 2019.pdf

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  Shannon Harris  on 0439 194 207

Applications close 3rd of November 2019

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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