Therapeutic Caseworker

Last updated 7 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

About the opportunity

The Therapeutic Practitioner provides in-home intensive family therapy using the Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare (FFT-CW) model, to families referred by Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) where there is physical abuse and neglect of a child aged 0-17 years.

This is a full time permanent position located in Cabramatta.

As well as providing direct clinical treatment you will:

  • Provide support and structure for the safety of children and young people and immediately take appropriate action in line with Uniting policies and the Mandatory Reporting Guidelines, where the safety of the child or young person is at immediate risk.
  • Deliver the service in a culturally inclusive framework for Aboriginal and culturally diverse families with respect and attention to the additional complexities within the child protection system.
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders.
  • Be available to work flexibly with families and at times outside of the normal business hours and in locations that are most suitable to their needs.

About You

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of child protection experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
  • Knowledge and application of cognitive and other behavioural therapies
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct family assessments using a strengths-based approach
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationship with families, peers and other stakeholders
  • A demonstrated passion for social change and contributing to an organisation of influence for the most disadvantaged

Suitable applicants may currently be working in the role of Social Worker, Caseworker, Psychologist, Behaviour Support Coordinator, Practitioner or Therapist, so if you fall into these job categories and would like to be part of this new program, please APPLY now!

About the benefits

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace and celebrate our diversity, welcoming staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others we are also offering:

  • An attractive annual salary plus super with optional salary packaging available
  • 35 hour working week
  • Ongoing training & development

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Zoe Banbury at for a confidential discussion.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks.