Therapeutic Worker, Hurstbridge Farm

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CYF2
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/378278
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $61,139 - $75,070
Job Duration: as required
Attachments: CYF-2 Therapeutic Worker 378278 (Sept 2017).doc (Word, 971KB)
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Contact: Lena La Mendola
(03) 9719 8900

Position Details



Therapeutic Worker


Hurstbridge Farm Therapeutic Care Program is an innovative initiative designed to provide a specialised treatment approach in Victoria.


The program provides an intensive experience for young people who are experiencing the aftermath of abuse and neglect. The practice model uses the frameworks and techniques of Trauma and Attachment Theories.


The key role of therapeutic care staff is to provide daily care and implement the therapeutic treatment strategies via everyday interactions.


Are you


  • Interested in working with adolescents with challenging behaviours, and working with the team in helping them to develop and grow?
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the theories relating to trauma and attachment as aftermath of abuse and neglect?
  • Flexible and highly motivated?


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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