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Graduate Practitioners - Psychology, Social Work, Family Violence - Immediate St

Family Life - Transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Full time, Permanent 38 hours per week
  • Supportive, flexible culture that prioritises Health and Wellbeing
  • Hybrid Working Model - work from home and onsite (Sandringham or Frankston locations)
  • Opportunity for role and salary progression at the completion of the 12 month Graduate Program.

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 close and connected organisation of 150 employees.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for skilled, passionate graduates who embody the Family Life Way, to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

The Graduate Position

The Family Life Graduate Program is designed for Graduates or Early Career Practitioners to build and develop their specialty practice knowledge and skills in the area of family violence and/or family services.

As a Graduate Practitioner, you will participate in an initial 12 month program with a focus on practice development, providing participants with ongoing opportunities to learn, grow and be challenged, whilst sharing their thoughts and ideas. At the conclusion of the program, you will remain an employee of Family Life in an ongoing Practitioner role.

Family Life is offering graduate positions across our three Services Program areas below. Applicants will be considered for all areas but if you have an interest in a specific area we encourage you to include this in your cover letter.

Children’s Contact Services (CCSs)

Children’s Contact Services (CCSs) team provides safe, neutral and child-focused venues for supervised visits and changeovers to occur between children and their parents and other significant persons in the child’s life. CCS team also works with families to encourage positive interaction between children and their parents and to support the strengthening of these relationships.

Family Safety and Wellbeing

The Family Safety team is a client-centred, trauma informed service, designed to provide counselling and support to families experiencing relationship difficulties. The team provides specialist family violence services to men, women and children who have, or are currently experiencing family violence.

Families & Community

Families and Community team focuses on attachment and development through case management, working with infants, children and young people who have experienced trauma to reach developmental milestones. Creating Capable Communities is embedded in this program and focuses on early intervention through community engagement strategies.

Graduate Program Employee Benefits

Join Family Life and experience a culture that values and prioritises your Health and Wellbeing. As an Employer of Choice within the sector, you will receive a generous 3 days in additional paid leave as “Wellbeing Days” to use at your discretion, in addition to your 4 weeks of Annual Leave.

As a Graduate Practitioner, you will receive up to $1000 in professional development funding to support your career development. Enjoy the benefits of our commitment to our Hybrid Working Model. All roles at Family Life can be worked flexibly and may be worked from home and onsite.

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including Rostered Day Off and Purchased Leave schemes), and our free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services.

What you can expect as a Graduate at Family Life

Kick start your career as a Family Practitioner with Family Life with a dedicated Graduate Mentor who will work with you to provide training and coaching as you commence your career as a practitioner.

Connect and network with other Graduate Practitioners at our Community of Practice meetings, facilitated by our Family Life Practice Leaders. These meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about our best practice approaches to providing high quality service to our clients and communities.

Work within a team of experienced, qualified professionals who will offer support and supervision as you build your skills in case management.
Opportunity for secondment across our three programs as a chance to explore your preferred career practice pathway.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you are applying for the Family Life Graduate Program, the key skills you would bring to this role and preference for a particular program area (if applicable) via our Application Portal.

For further information please contact Sam Caton, People and Culture Coordinator: 0429 189 853 or via [email protected]

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible to work with Family Life.

Closed 11 days ago
Closed 11 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Health, Psychology and Counselling

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Closing Date:13th Oct 2021, 12:59 pm


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