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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 23077
Position Title Family Therapist - Intensive Outpatient Program
Employment Status Limited Term Part Time
Location PH Community Health - Frankston
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• Family Therapy Position for an exciting new program
• Work within a large health organisation
• Supportive and flexible workplace


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.

Position Summary
Peninsula Health currently has an opportunity for a Family Therapist for the 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, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and deliver the intensive outpatient treatment service to individuals experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.
As the IOP program model is an integrated approach, the family therapist will provide a range of treatment interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation via group facilitation treatment modalities.
This role will ensure adherence to the structural and clinical fidelity of the treatment model through
• utilisation of the manualised treatment materials.
• consistent scheduling and facilitation of all group sessions.
• ensuring client retention through active follow-up.

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
• Social Work: Approved degree in social work and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
• Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies.
• Current Working with Children Check
• 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.
• Demonstrated expertise in family systems.
• Demonstrated expertise in group facilitation.
• Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the physiology of addiction

Benefits
• Exciting new program
• Attractive Salary packaging available
• Flexible working environment

How to apply
To apply, please click on the APPLY NOW button to forward you current resume and covering letter for consideration

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 14/06/2018
Position Description Family Therapist Intensive Outpatient Program Matr.docx