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Job Number : 29777
Type and Location : Psychologist / Melbourne
Listed By : The Salvation Army on 11 Feb 2020
Psychologist - Strength2Strength Program

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.




The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.



The Strength2Strength Program is a client-centred trauma informed therapeutic response for children and their mothers who are victim survivors of family violence, which includes therapeutic services delivered via outreach and through centre-based sessions. 


A partnership response has been activated to maximise client access, safety, empowerment and therapeutic outcomes. The Strength2Strength operates through a partnership of key service providers including: Family Life, Salvation Army, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, SECASA and Peninsula Health.


The interventions target children and their mothers from diverse populations, with the aim of:

  • Strengthening therapeutic responses and improving outcomes;
  • Building evidence about effective practice approaches for responding to victim survivors of family violence, including victim survivors from diverse populations;
  • Determining, through evaluation, how these approaches might be incorporated into future service delivery frameworks and organisational operating models; and
  • Increasing access to a broad range of therapeutic approaches to family violence victim survivors including adults and/or children across diverse cohorts.


The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver evidence-based, trauma informed services to women and children impacted by family violence and support the innovation of service responses and sector reform.
  • Provide trauma informed therapeutic intervention to women and children impacted upon by Family Violence.
  • Managing a caseload of clients, as well as providing support and assistance to co-workers on their cases.
  • Working flexibly across a range of service delivery sites, including the provision of outreach support to enhance service accessibility.
  •   Performing other partnership related tasks as required to assist the program in meeting its contractual and compliance obligations.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology and/or equivalent
  • Experience delivering therapeutic interventions for victims of Family Violence
  • Full registration to AHPRA
  • Demonstrated experience in using a variety of evidence-based trauma oriented interventions for adults
  • Capacity to work with ambiguity and uncertainty in the context of ongoing environmental change and complex problems for vulnerable members of the community.
  • Willingness to provide outreach interventions to engage with clients and ensure accessibility


An ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • National Police Record check is required
  • A current and valid Working with Children Check is required
  • A current Victorian Drivers licence is required


If you require further information about the role, please contact Rosie Di Giovanni on 03 9257 9611.


All applications must be submitted via the following link: 

Applications will close on 28/02/2020.


The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.



The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.


We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

Contact Details
Rosie Di Giovanni

Assistant Program Manager

The Salvation Army

Southern Family Violence Programs and Services

Ph: 03 9257 9600



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