Seeking Advisors - Implementing Evidence in Child and Family Services in our Melbourne & Sydney office

We currently have two Advisor opportunities based in Melbourne and/or Sydney. For this role, you will need a high level of experience in clinical practice of evidence-informed therapeutic approaches.

You would also benefit from a grounding in implementation science literature and/or experience in providing implementation support for evidence-informed programs and practices in social services settings. You will be flexible and bring a diverse skillset to lead and contribute across CEI’s key areas of work.

The role will be working closely with senior staff, mainly to support and lead the delivery of a portfolio of CEI projects with government and community services. You will lead the development of evidence informed practice frameworks; support efforts to effectively implement interventions through a range of evidence-based strategies; and contribute to project management, research, presentations, and publications as required.

For more information about this role, please review the job advert on LinkedIn. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Under the direction of the Director or Senior Advisor, the Advisor takes responsibility for the following activities:

  • Support the design and development of evidence-informed practice resources, such as practice frameworks and practice guides
  • Providing implementation support for evidence-informed programs, practices and interventions
  • Contribute to CEI’s thought leadership and knowledge exchange in implementation science and related topics
  • Project management and delivery
  • Business development and stakeholder relationships
  • Internal operations
  • Other duties as required

Key capabilities

  • At least 3 years of experience in a relevant content area and a willingness to quickly develop expertise in the other areas. Relevant content areas include: child welfare, parenting and families, mental health, education, housing and homelessness, justice and employment.
  • Experience in the design of evidence-informed practices, programs, interventions or policies in human services.
  • Clinical expertise in the practice of family therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, parenting interventions or other evidence-informed therapeutic approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaboratively engage with a wide range of professionals, clients and colleagues.
  • High-level written communication skills, and ability to prepare high quality documents for a range of audiences (e.g. practitioners, policymakers, academics).
  • High-level oral communication skills including substantial experience in (and comfort with) delivering training, facilitating interactive workshops and giving oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out project work and deliver high-quality outcomes within tight time frames.
  • Ability and commitment to using technology to facilitate communication and project delivery, including a sound working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Australia


  • Postgraduate degree in psychology, social work, or related discipline or equivalent level of scholarship achieved through experience.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV plus a separate statement of not more than 3 sides of A4 demonstrating how you meet the key selection criteria to

Applications close Monday, 15 August 2022.

We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion and are actively seeking to build our team's diversity. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities, we aim to serve.