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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 23077
Position Title Family Therapist
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Frankston
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• An exciting new program- First in Victoria!
• On the job training and mentoring
• Work Monday to Friday- Work life balance!


About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.
Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.
Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.
For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website http://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/

Position Summary
Peninsula Health currently has an opportunity for a Family Therapist to be a part of the new Intensive Alcohol and Other Drugs Outpatient Support Program.
This position sits within Peninsula Health’s (PH) Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Program and is based at Frankston; however, some travel to other sites may be necessary.
The Family Therapist, will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and deliver the intensive outpatient treatment service to individuals and their families experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use

About the new program
We are the first in Victoria to be trailing the intensive AOD Outpatients Support Program. The program has been designed to provide support and care to substance users and their families using an integrated approach (e.g Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation) via group facilitation treatment modalities for up to 16 weeks to lead to a more sustainable recovery.
The program will be delivered by a team that will consists of 5 passionate, committed members including a Peer Worker. The Team will be supported and mentored and all team members will be provided with additional training.

Key Responsibilities
• Active engagement with clients and family members to build cohesive relationships and ensure family participation.
• Facilitation of family education groups with all clients on caseload
• Facilitation of social support groups during intensive treatment and supervision of social support groups during continuing care.
• Conducting active follow-up with clients who do not attend treatment to ensure ongoing program engagement.
• Identify and up-skill peer mentors completing the IOP program.

Essential Criteria
• Are you a qualified Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nuse or Counsellor?
• Do you hold a Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies.
• Do you hold or a willing to obtain a Current Working with Children Check?
• Do you have extensive experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with people and families experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use.?
• Are you skilled in family systems?
• Are you able to facilitate group sessions?
• Do you have advanced knowledge of the physiology of addiction?

What we can offer you
• Be a part of an exciting new program
• Monday to Friday (some out of hour’s may be required with advance notice)
• Permanent position with set hours
• Opportunity to make your mark on the local community
• Competitive pay rate
• On the job training
• Opportunity to develop your career
• Work in close partnership with our funding bodies
• Salary Packaging – ability to access $9000 of your annual salary tax free every year, this means you are charged less tax and receive more money for you every pay!
• Access to Staff benefits such as salary packaging, the Employee Assistance Program and our extensive Workplace Wellbeing program, which includes a broad range of discounts and special offers
• The opportunity to join a progressive and innovative hospital
• Work on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, only 45 minutes from Melbourne CBD

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Other Information
• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
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Selection Criteria Essential: Social Work: Approved degree in social work and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers
Essential: Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies
Essential: Current Working with Children Check
Essential: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with people and families experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use
Essential: Demonstrated expertise in family systems
Essential: Demonstrated expertise in group facilitation
Essential: Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the physiology of addiction
Contact Person Amy Salmon
Contact Number 0397848491
Alternate Contact Person Bel Berry
Alternate Contact Number 0397848474
Closing Date 02/08/2018
Position Description Family Therapist Intensive Outpatient Program - Ju.pdf