Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare Therapeutic Practitioner


Applications Closing: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 00:00

About the opportunity  

The Therapeutic Practitioner provides therapeutic casework services using the Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) model, to families referred by Family and Community Services (FACS) where there is physical abuse and neglect of a child aged 0-17 years.

As well as providing direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with FFT-CW principles and practices, you will:

  • Provide support and structure for the safety of children and young people and immediately take appropriate action in line with Uniting policies and the Mandatory Reporting Guidelines, where the safety of the child or young person is at immediate risk
  • Deliver the service in a culturally inclusive framework for Aboriginal and culturally diverse families with respect and attention to the additional complexities within the child protection system
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders
  • Be available to work flexibly with families and at times outside of the normal business hours and in locations that are most suitable to their needs

About You

To be a success in this newly created team, we are looking for candidates who have:

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
  • Knowledge and application of cognitive and other behavioural therapies
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct family assessments using a strengths-based approach
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationship with families, peers and other stakeholders
  • A demonstrated passion for social change and contributing to an organisation of influence for the most disadvantaged


Suitable applicants may currently be working in the role of Social Worker, Caseworker, Psychologist, Behaviour Support Coordinator, Practitioner or Therapist, so if you fall into these job categories and would like to be part of this new program, please contact us as below.

About the benefits

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace and celebrate our diversity, welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others we are also offering:

  • An attractive annual salary plus super with optional salary packaging available
  • 35 hour working week
  • Ongoing training & development
Category: Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

About us 

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our services are in the areas of aged care and disability, community services, and chaplaincy and we get involved in social justice and advocacy issues that impact the people we serve.  We commit to respecting children and take action to keep them safe. As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

How to apply

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.


Date posted: 17 April 2019

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