Child and Family Practitioner – Therapeutic Community

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We are currently seeking a full-time Child and Family Practitioner and applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced workers who support the purpose and values of our organisation and who have a solid foundation in AOD work with related mental health and multiple other complex needs experience, knowledge and skills. The role is located within our residential rehabilitation programs working within our Adult and Family Therapeutic Communities alongside a multi-disciplinary team, to support children living in the residential program with their parent/s and with adult residents who have children living in the community.

The Child and Family Practitioner primarily provides therapeutic assessment and interventions that address each child’s needs that is inclusive of the parent/s, childcare/school and other relevant providers. The Child and Family Practitioner is to possess sound knowledge and understanding of child development, family dynamics, cultural factors and the impacts of trauma.

You will have a degree in Child, Family, Community, Welfare or Health and experience working with vulnerable children, their parents and people with problematic AOD issues. You will also possess sound knowledge and understanding of child development, family dynamics, cultural factors and the impacts of trauma. 

You will be joining a supportive and close-knit team, in a values-based organisation, who sees the potential in every individual.

We also strongly encourage applications from individuals with broader specialist expertise in supporting clients with complex needs including those who have counselling, mental health, welfare or social work qualifications and experience. Experience in working within and/or knowledge of the therapeutic community model is an advantage but not essential.

Karralika Programs Inc. offers above award wages and salary packaging including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold, free parking and opportunities for professional development. Individuals with lived experience are eligible to apply but must be in active recovery with more than 2-years separation from service.

Karralika Programs Inc. is committed to reconciliation, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for these positions.

For a copy of the position description, please click here. For further information, please contact Dawn Bainbridge at or by phone on (02) 6185 1350.