Child and Family Manager

Job Reference No:


Reference No: CFM600


Applications Closing: Monday, September 2, 2019 - 09:00

About the Job

As a senior manager at OzChild you will continue the development and delivery of Functional Family Therapy in New South Wales. Provide clinical advice, manage, lead and support your teams and work with FACS and our developers to deliver effective programs. As the Child and Family Manager you will provide positive leadership to around 10 staff across 2 FFT-CW teams in Edgeworth and 5 staff in Tuggerah who form the FFT team.

More information relating to the 2 programs can be viewed here



•    Work closely with our partners and developers to ensure we are set up for success
•    Ensure programs are adhering to accreditation requirements
•    Support family preservation outcomes
•    Report and provide feedback to our key internal and external stakeholders including FACS
•    Ensure any barriers are overcome for therapists
•    Ensure training plans are in place as well as learning and development in collaboration with developers
•    Maintain and increase referrals though stakeholder engagement activities
•    Based in Edgeworth you will travel to the Central Coast once or twice per week, in addition to time spent in Sydney to attend stakeholder meetings, team meetings and senior management discussions.


What’s in it for you?

A senior role at OzChild during period of sustained growth
An opportunity to be involved in the delivery of some of the most promising and effective programs in Australia that target vulnerable families and young people
A great employment package that includes flexible working, a great salary and a car or car allowance
A role based in Edgeworth with travel to Tuggerah and Sydney
Operational leadership and development opportunities including an Evidence Based Leadership Program
An inclusive and project driven leadership team around you
Supportive implementation and delivery functions to support you in your role
Managing a program that is the first of its kind in Australia

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 an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities


Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Management and Operations
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $90,001+
Job Location: Newcastle & Hunter
About us

At OzChild we are on a journey to discover and apply new approaches and best practices to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable Australians through the programs and services we deliver. As the organisation aims to strengthen our impact through evidence-based programs the OzChild leadership team has committed to developing, training and evolving our people as enablers to achieving our strategic objective to grow and disrupt the sector.

Position details

•    Tertiary Qualification in, Psychology, Social Work or health and human services equivalent 
•    Post graduate studies beneficial

Essential Selection Criteria:

•    Strong leadership skills
•    Strong clinical skills from previous operational experience
•    Demonstrated knowledge and skills working with disadvantaged and vulnerable families
•    Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection in NSW
•    A good working knowledge of how to develop and work effectively with referral pathways
•    In depth understanding of family systems
•    In depth knowledge of theory relating to trauma, abuse and neglect
•    Current driving licence (essential)

Desirable Selection Criteria:

•    A prior knowledge or experience working in evidence-based programs is beneficial

Other Information:

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd September

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Paul Ridley
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0396952243
How to apply

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor on 03 9695 2243 or email; or Jan Devos, Director of Services, NSW on Mob: 0499 899 635 or

Date posted: 13 August 2019

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