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Functional Family Therapy Practitioners x2 - Shepparton


Two permanent full-time roles in Shepparton, VIC. Join a team of 3 Family Practitioners delivering an evidence informed model supporting families to stay together. Whilst the role is in Shepparton, you will be working from the Seymour region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Functional Family Therapy team at our Shepparton branch, It is a program to repair and strengthen their relationships between young people and their family, to improve communication and reduce conflict. Our aim is to build a trusting relationship between family and practitioner, increase motivation for change and create a positive family environment.

This program has more than 30 years of research behind it and shows families how to change when they just don't know how. Be a part of that change, the journey and set the family up for success. As a Family Practitioner you will be delivering Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) working with young people aged between 0-17 and their families. Following a well-researched Evidence Informed Model, FFT-CW is a short-term therapeutic technique which emphasises participation by the parents in their home.


  • Bachelor qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Family Therapy or Psychology
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as CBT
  • Strong communication, open and collaborative with the team
  • Knowledge and experience working within the out of home care sector would be highly regarded
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families and young people
  • You will receive support and mentoring during your training and commencement


  • Full time, permanent position
  • Flexible working hours - hybrid
  • Evidence informed training and professional development journey
  • The opportunity to work directly with families
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A laptop and phone (tools of the trade)
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture
  • You will receive ex-gratia days at Christmas and Easter


You can apply for the role today by clicking the APPLY NOW button above. Please include in your application a resume with a cover letter that describes your passion, values and commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

A position description is attached.

For enquiries about the role contact Elizabeth Abdilla, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on eabdilla@ozchild.org.au using the subject line: Functional Family Therapy Practitioner x2 - Shepparton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC for Victoria prior to commencement.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

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