Family Practitioner – Family Safety & Relationship Service (FSRS)

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Full Time/Permanent Role
  • One evening shift per week to facilitate FSRS services.
  • Salary range – SCHCADS Award Level 5 Range (negotiable depending on skills and experience)
  • Sandringham

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.


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 Family Practitioner is a full-time/permanent role based at Sandringham and provides a client-centred, trauma informed service designed to provide counselling and support to families experiencing relationship difficulties. The role also provides specialist family violence services to men, women and children through individual and group work, including men’s behaviour change programs.

You will possess a Bachelor qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Family Therapy or related field and will provide counselling and group work with an emphasis on working with men, women, couples and children who have experienced family violence.

You will conduct risk and needs assessments, develop goals and interventions with clients to a professional standard and possess a strong understanding and practical experience of the short and long term impacts of family violence.

You will be required to work one evening shift per week to facilitate a range of FSRS services including Men’s Behavioural Change Programs, Counselling Sessions and a range of other group sessions.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Family Practitioner who possess demonstrated skills and experience in the delivery of Family Counselling and Family Violence services to join the Family Life family.

How to Apply

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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, Family Safety and Relationship Service Manager 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: Monday 25th February 2019 at 5.00pm

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