connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Family Practitioner Early Matters - Sunshine

  • Develop your skills and experience in this key early intervention services role.
  • Part-time, fixed-term contract until 30 June 2020 (22 hours per week).
  • Base $80k-$86kpa (pro-rata), superannuation, PBI salary packaging benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced family practitioner at our Sunshine centre to join Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) in this important role with staff who have been delivering effective client focused services and outcomes for over 70 years in Victoria.  

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About the role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Western, your responsibilities include the provision of group work in a range of settings including kindergartens, schools, and other community based settings, and the delivery of a brief home visiting service to families either in their homes or in a community setting. The purpose of the Family Practitioner role is to deliver primary prevention group work activities and early intervention services for children and parents as part of RAV’s Early Matters program.

This role is a part-time (three days per week), fixed-term position based in Sunshine until 30 June 2020. There is a potential for extension or ongoing, dependent on funding.


Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working with children and parents, with the capacity to undertake group work interventions and a direct therapeutic home visiting service for families at risk.
  • Consistently and effectively engage and support parents in their parenting role using strengths based and family-centred practice.
  • Knowledge of parenting practices that support parent-child relationships and an understanding of the importance of the “early years” and child development.
  • An understanding of common stressors and intergenerational issues that have the potential to impact on families, including family life cycle issues, as well as a range of therapeutic and supportive approaches.


What we offer

You will receive a competitive remuneration package, ranged from $80k-$86kpa (pro-rata), plus superannuation and access to PBI tax-free salary packaging. RAV is an ‘employer of choice’ in the community sector who provides best practice professional development, training and supervision and work and life balance conditions and benefits. To apply for this position, send your covering letter addressing the role requirements above and your resume to .

For specific queries about this position contact Rose Byrnes, Senior Manager Western by calling 0419 774 905. Applications close on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities.  We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment.  We require all staff to have a satisfactory national police check and working with children check.  RAV is a public benevolent institution.

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    Attention: For specific queries about this position contact Rose Byrnes, Senior Manager Western by calling 0419 774 905.