Lead Child & Family Practice Specialist - Training & Development

Job No: Berry2588
Location: Richmond, VIC

  • Child & Family Wellbeing Team
  • Richmond location
  • Permanent Full time position (0.8EFT negotiable)
  • Generous salary packaging benefits + motor vehicle allowance!



Are you seeking a unique opportunity to advance the development of knowledge and practice to support children who have experienced trauma and disrupted attachment?

About the Role

The Berry Street Childhood Institute (BSCI) is a Knowledge-to-Action centre for improving childhood which seeks to contribute to increased understanding and awareness of what sustains a good childhood. BSCI undertakes a range of activities including training & events, consultancy, research & evaluation and service innovation.

Berry Street has contractual obligations with the Department of Health & Human Services to provide training to the child welfare field regarding child abuse and neglect and the subsequent consequences of such abuse and how to work effectively towards recovery. The primary objective of the Lead Child & Family Practice Specialist role is leadership of the development and provision of training to child protection and out of home care staff, with a focus on child trauma, attachment, development, resilience and healing. 

About You

You believe in making a difference in people's lives and embrace our vision that every child should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

You have significant experience as a trainer and a clinician. You have a strong knowledge base in the areas of child trauma, attachment, development, resilience and family systems. You are capable of a leadership role that is both externally and internally facing, supervising a small team of staff and successfully maintaining relationships with key partners.

A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, welfare or a related discipline is required for this position. Understanding of government policy and legislation that relates to children, youth and families is highly desirable, as is knowledge and experience in the family violence area.


Queries to Marg Hamley, Director, Berry Street Childhood Institute on 03 9429 9266

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm Tuesday  17th July 2018.

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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply

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