Clinical Family Therapist

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.


  • Full Time, Permanent (0.8FTE would be considered)
  • $93,483 – $97,054 pro rata per annum (negotiable depending on skills, qualifications and experience) plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Frankston, with some travel to other Family Life sites


Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life has also been awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people.  We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

 What we offer

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including RDO’s and Purchased Leave), EAP services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The program

The Strength2Strength program is Family Life’s Family Violence and Trauma Repair program, led by Family life in partnership with SECASA, Peninsula Health, Salvation Army and Good Shepherd.  The innovative program has been developed in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence (2016), which highlighted the need for family violence services to adopt a trauma informed approach to practice. The Stregth2Stregth program provides trauma informed interventions through a multi-disciplinary team consisting of an Occupational Therapist, Children’s Counsellor, Sexual Assault Counsellor and Therapeutic Intervention Practitioners. Family Life led the pilot program for Stregth2Strength in the Bayside Peninsula region and has been successfully granted the ongoing contract for the region in conjunction with our partners. The Stregth2Stregth program has also been recognised in the 2019 GiveEasy Innovation Index in the Disruptive Transformation Project category.

The position

The Clinical Family Therapist is a full time, permanent position based primarily at our Frankston site. The position provides centre based and outreach services to address the effects of ongoing exposure to family violence, and assist families to achieve safety and stability.

The Clinical Family Therapist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver evidence-based, trauma informed services to women, children and their families impacted by family violence and support the innovation of service responses and sector reform.

A day in the life of this position includes: delivering dyadic, attachment-focused therapy for children and their mothers affected by family violence, undertaking case management of clients, supporting co-workers with their cases, undertaking outreach work, and engaging with partners to develop innovative approaches to service delivery.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, passionate Clinical Family Therapist to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families affected by family violence to join the Family Life team.

How to Apply

For a full position description please Click here

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal Click here

Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Amanda, Manager Strength 2 Strength on (03) 8599 5433.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check and Police Records Check. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

Applications close: 5pm, 21 February 2020


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