Published April 15, 2021
Last Modified April 16, 2021
The Bouverie Centre
8 Gardiner Street, Australia
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Closing Date
May 2, 2021

Job Description

  • Job No: 561007
  • Work type: Fixed Term 12 months
  • 0.6 in a collaborative and friendly environment
  • Work at the Bouverie Centre Brunswick in this rewarding and varied role
  • $85,724 to $94,302 + 17% Superannuation (Increasing to $88,489 to $97,344 on the 1/7/21)


This position provides support within Bouverie’s Women in Prison project both within the project with the project team, other relevant work and also helping the women build up and strengthen their family connections. The successful applicant will also be able to provide input around culturally safe work practices and provide guidance for the team when needed. The position also requires a commitment to the development and maintenance of the group and family therapeutic approach. It also provides family therapy services and consultations within Bouverie’s ‘Working with The Mob’ Clinical program to Indigenous families.


To be considered for this position, you will have experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Families. You will have demonstrated strong connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as experience of community work, group work and/or family support/counselling/case management, with children and families in the Indigenous Community.

You will have a current Victorian Driver’s License, Working with Childrens Check and a willingness to travel and stay overnight in country Victoria, interstate and overseas. (subject to travel restrictions)


We believe healthy relationships lie at the heart of social and emotional health. They create opportunity to develop well, shape our ability to care for ourselves and others, and to manage challenging times.

Established in 1956, The Bouverie Centre has developed into an integrated practice-research organisation that is driven by research and grounded in practice. We draw on our history of bringing family therapy to Australia to promote healthy relationships in families, organisations and communities.

Our research aims to understand how relationships and circumstances affect the ability to live a healthy, safe and equitable life course, in all cultures and for all people.

As a value-based learning organisation we work together with colleagues, organisations and communities to create meaningful change. A growing research capacity supports the Centre’s nationally recognised systemic expertise, long standing relationship with health and welfare services, and proven capacity to engage new service systems.

The Bouverie Centre is located with the The School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University

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La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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A position description is attached.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated strong connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated experience of community work, group work and/or family support/counselling/case management, with children and families in the Indigenous Community.
  • Some experience with development of; and/or delivery of training relevant to Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers in Community.
  • Experience of working in teams, community development and project implementation.
  • Graduate Certificate or Masters in Clinical Family Therapy qualification and be registered with the Australian Association of Family Therapy;
  • capacity to work in the Women’s Prison one day per week and to attend team meetings and supervision scheduled for Tuesdays;
  • sound knowledge and experience in the provision of clinical services in the specialist field of family therapy adult mental health services;
  • experience in working with families from different cultural backgrounds;
  • skills in working with trauma, abuse and child protection related issues from a systemic perspective; and/or dual diagnosis from a family sensitive perspective;
  • experience in providing training, consultation, supervision and support to human service practitioners;
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with a capacity to work independently and as part of a team as circumstances require;
  • a demonstrated ability to work flexibly and collaboratively, both within a team context at The Bouverie Centre and externally with other agencies;
  • hold a valid Working With Children Check;
  • be willing to undergo a Police Check completed by Dame Phyllis Frost Centre prior to commencement in-prison;
  • hold a current Victorian Driver’s License and a willingness to travel in country Victoria