Practitioner – Family Engagement Program (Unite)

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Full time (38 hour week)
  • Fixed Term until June 2020
  • Salary range SCHCADS Award Level 5. $74,500 – $78,070 (negotiable depending on skills and experience)
  • Sunshine based and across a number of prison locations.

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. Family Life has recently 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.

Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 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 (including Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics certification).

The position

The Unite Practitioner role based is at the Life Without Barriers office in Sunshine and works across a number of different prison locations. The position will provide individual and group work to men and women in the prison system to help re-connect, maintain and strengthen relationships with their family. There is a large CALD element to the role.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven and adaptable person to join the Family Life family and who has a genuine interest and desire to work in the prison system.

How to Apply

For a full position description please click here

Please email your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to Please note: applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Rebecca Thompson, Program Manager, Family Safety & Relationship Services 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.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 27th March 2019

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