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Practitioner - Adult Services +WAVES

  • Full Time Fixed Term Until 7th December 2021
  • Sunshine, VIC
  • Opportunity to make a significant contribution
  • Supportive team environment
  • Career development and training opportunities

About the Organisation:

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

Baptcare is committed to child safety.

Flexible Work Model:

Baptcare FACS highly values the work life balance of all staff and working flexibility is deeply embedded into our culture. We offer flexibility of where you work, balanced with deliverables required for the role and Baptcare's duty of care, as well as maintaining the relationship between you and your team. The position offers a flexible work model that encompasses the opportunity to work with clients in the community, work from home and from Baptcare Hubs.

About the Role:

The role in conjunction with the partner agencies; Spectrum and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) offers culturally sensitive and trauma informed services with a focus on women and children as victim survivors of family violence. +WAVES delivers individually tailored support to meet the needs of women and their families.

Skills and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent (essential)
  • Minimum of two years' experience post qualification working with children and families
  • Qualifications in Family Therapy, Child Development and Trauma (desirable)
  • Ability to utilise individual face to face therapeutic skills with adults.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating evidence based/informed therapeutic individual and group programs.
  • Capacity to analyse complex issues, including the impact of violence and trauma, safety and risk, provide therapeutic interventions for women and children and assist them to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated evidence informed knowledge and application of therapeutic models and theories to develop skill- based interventions that enable positive change.
  • Knowledge of relevant risk and needs assessment frameworks; information sharing in the context of family violence provisions and the child information sharing scheme.


  • Provide evidence- based assessment, counselling and case- management support to victim survivors of family violence in the context of their family violence experience.
  • Plan, develop and monitor the implementation of evidence informed interventions.
  • Partner and collaborate with a variety of organisations to develop internal and external referral points.
  • Facilitation of evidence based/informed and therapeutic groups.
  • Participate, assist and support the immediate and broader team to implement evidence-informed practice and ensure exceptional customer service and outcomes-based therapeutic support to clients.

How to Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' on our vacancies page to apply for this position and to view the Role Statement. As part of your application, please address the key selection criteria and submit this along with your CV.

A position description is attached.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

Making an appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Police Clearance, Working with Children's Check, a current Influenza Vaccination and a current Driver's License.

Please forward queries to: Monisha D'Lima at mdlima@baptcare.org.au using the subject line: Practitioner - Adult Services +WAVES enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment.

If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au using the subject line: Practitioner - Adult Services +WAVES enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity.

Baptcare acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia. We commit to supporting their right to self-determination and supporting unity between First Australians and new settlers.

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