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  • Join a multi-disciplinary team supporting therapeutic recovery for women and children who have experienced family violence
  • SCHADS Level 6.1, $98,967, Pro-Rata, + Super + Salary packaging (up to $17,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Part Time, 0.8 FTE*, Permanent on-going role
  • Family Life Frankston/Mornington Peninsula


The Strength2Strength Program is a client-centred trauma informed therapeutic response for children and their mothers who are victim survivors of family violence, which includes therapeutic services delivered via outreach and through centre-based sessions. Strength2Strength operates through a partnership of key service providers including: Family Life, Salvation Army, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand and SECASA.

The role works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver evidence-based services to women and children impacted upon by Family Violence and support the innovation of service responses and sector reform.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be considered as they are received. Submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV through the SEEK



  • Providing intake and assessment to clients using a range of clinical assessment tools, including comprehensive family violence risk assessment.
  • Maintaining an active holding relationship with women and children engaged with S2S until allocation to a clinician – this includes ongoing risk assessment and ensuring safety plans are current.
  • Carrying and managing a caseload; providing a range of interventions including outreach support.
  • Working flexibly across a range of service delivery sites in accordance with accountability and compliance standards.
  • Collaborating with the Team Leader in communication to referrers at any point books are closed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of assessment and therapeutic interventions
  • Has ability to develop and implement trauma informed approaches to practice
  • Experience responding to various presentations of victims of family violence
  • Experience responding to challenging behaviours and an understanding of the origins of these behaviours, when working with children including trauma and attachment theories.
  • Holds working knowledge of family violence and its complexities, including an understanding of feminist theory and family violence practice and the gendered nature of violence.
  • Has a commitment to ongoing self-reflection, learning and professional development
  • Can clear a satisfactory National Police Check + International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • Has or can obtain a current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent
  • Holds a current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Has ability to obtain and provide evidence of vaccinations against COVID19.

Position Description


Why Good Shepherd?

Salary Packaging

Development & Learning Opportunities

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Study Leave

Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

We encourage all candidates to review the hyperlinked position description before submitting an application.

To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV through the portal, the hyperlink is displayed for each individual role.

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Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.