Family Therapist – Clinical Family Therapy Program

Summary:  Promote recovery and effective treatment for families (children, youth and adults) where family members have experienced serious mental illness and/or difficulties related to AOD misuse, and/or complex relational trauma.

  • Part time (0.6 FTE preferred but flexible)
  • Fixed Term 1 year contract with a view to extend
  • Located at the Bouverie Centre (Brunswick) with free parking
  • HEO7 $90,259 to $99,291 plus  17% superannuation
  • Plus Salary Market Loading of up to 8% based on experience and qualifications

The Bouverie Centre (Bouverie) is a values-based Practice-Research Centre of La Trobe University, within the School of Psychology and Public Health. Bouverie is also funded by the Department of Health (DH) as a clinical demonstration centre, providing family therapy services to families where a member suffers a mental illness and/or the effects of alcohol and drug use and/or complex relational trauma, and statewide training to the mental health workforce.  As an integrated Practice-Research Centre, our research aims to understand how relationships and circumstances affect abilities to develop healthy relationships , to care for ourselves and others, and to manage challenging times, at all stages in life, in all cultures, for all people. We work closely together with stakeholders to create meaningful research findings that support the well-being of individuals and families, and serve multiple practices, policy, public health, and research purposes.

About the position

The Bouverie Centre has a Family Therapist position currently available for 12 months (with a view to extend) for an experienced, innovative and motivated family therapist to join our Clinical Family Therapy team.

The position is designed to promote recovery and effective treatment for families (adults and children) where family members have experienced serious mental illness and/or difficulties related to AOD misuse, and/or relational trauma. Direct clinical work with clients, participation in clinical research projects and the development models of practice and clinical skills to build capacity within the mental health and allied health workforce will be included in this role. This role is primarily designed to see families to cover LSL positions and to work as a member of the Clinical Team (e.g. co-therapy as required, participate in Walk In Together team roster, attend Clinical Team meetings) and to engage as a member of Bouverie’s staff group (e.g. attend staff meetings and other ‘all organisation’ activities including Clinical Colloquia and planning meetings)

Enquiries: Martin Pradel 03 8481 4800

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