Therapeutic Family Service Practitioner

Job Title: Therapeutic Family Service Practitioner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Industry: Social Work
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: FAM111_1622429196
Contact Name: Social Work Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 31, 2021

Job Description

  • 0.8-Full-time Locum or Perm
  • Flexibly with WFH


We are currently recruiting Therapeutic Family Service Practitioners to work across different organisation/programs state-wide to provides a comprehensive, specialised suite of therapeutic services within Family service programs.


You will provide expertise and secondary consult people in an emotionally aware and trauma informed way.


You Will:

  • Manage counselling allocation of 10-12 clients, including providing individual, family and group therapeutic work
  • Facilitate evidence based/informed and therapeutic groups
  • Deliver evidence-informed best practice services to vulnerable children, youth and families with complex needs children with a disability; children and families from a culturally or linguistically diverse background; and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Establish working relationships with children and families, demonstrating respect and honest communication
  • Strengthen family connections and promote positive interactions
  • Use a range of therapeutic techniques and approaches to engage children and families.


You must have:

  • A Bachelor (or above) qualification in Social Work, Psychology or related behavioural science
  • Experience in undertaking client centric therapeutic assessments
  • Capacity to analyse complex issues, including the impact of violence and trauma, safety and risk, provide therapeutic interventions for individuals and assist them to achieve goals.
  • Experience in planning and facilitating evidence based/informed therapeutic individual and group programs
  • Experience in active engagement of vulnerable children, youth and families and delivering a range of interventions to improve their outcomes (18months +)



  • Post graduate qualification or currently studying one in counselling/therapy, leadership or management


You will also have or be willing to obtain a Police Check, a Working with Children's Check, and be able to provide 2 professional referees.

Why work with Tradewind?

Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's fastest growing agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We pride ourselves on the strong and long-standing relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates.

We Provide:

  • Your own consultant who will work hard to secure you the right roles for your skill set
  • Access to roles offered exclusively through Tradewind
  • Flexible hours improving your work/life balance
  • No joining fees

How to apply:

  • Follow the link provided (or visit our website and click contact us, then apply now)
  • Fill in as much detail as you can on the application form and upload your resume
  • Contact the office directly if you have any queries regarding your application however, please allow some time for your application to be processed
  • If you would like more information about the roles, please email or phone (03) 9081-0562 and ask for a member of the Family Services Team.


Join the Tradewind team and apply now!


(03) 9081-0562

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