Complementary Therapies Practitioner

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc.
About the business

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing, and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin, or while fleeing those countries.

The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral, and non-aligned. With over 200 staff, Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick and service sites in Dallas, Dandenong, Ringwood and Sunshine.

Job description

Complementary Therapies Practitioner

  • Committed to working with people who have survived human rights violations
  • Ongoing position
  • Based in Dandenong with some work in Brunswick

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a Complementary Therapist to provide a range of trauma informed therapeutic services to clients.   Core therapies of the Complementary Therapies team include Naturopathy, Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Yoga, and somatic bodywork and movement.

The Complementary therapist complements the work of our Counsellor Advocates by providing a range of therapeutic services to deliver positive improvements in the subjective and objective measures of health.

We are seeking a complementary therapist in any of the following areas, to expand our current scope of interventions; acupuncture, osteopathy, physiotherapy, myotherapy, naturopathy/massage therapy.

We are offering between 0.6 – 0.8 EFT, with the position being primarily based in Dandenong, with some work in Brunswick.

About you

You are a qualified practitioner in your relevant area of expertise who can demonstrate experience in providing bodywork health assessments, and the application of range of therapeutic approaches.  You adopt a flexible work approach, showing empathy and genuine interest in working with vulnerable clients. You will be working with a high degree of autonomy managing your own caseload, as well as working collaboratively with your team.

If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all key selection criteria, please still get in touch, we would love to have a chat and see if you could be a suitable fit.


Salary and benefits

Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 ranging between $96,962 and $101,250 gross salary per annum (pro rata), plus 17.5% leave loading and 10.5% superannuation. Additional benefits include salary packaging up to $18,550.

Why Foundation House?

  • Work in a role with a true purpose to make a difference in people’s lives
  • Range of flexible working options
  • Highly supportive team environment
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Diverse workforce
  • Generous leave provisions with option to purchase additional leave
  • Tax savings through attractive salary packaging
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
  • Onsite parking

Employment requirements

  • Satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Proof of the right to work and live in Australia
  • First Aid Certificate


  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • COVID-19 vaccination

How to apply


Applicants must submit their resume and briefly address the key selection criteria (KSC) contained in the Position Description.

Please ensure you submit your KSC as part of your cover letter as you can only upload two documents.

For a copy of the position description, and to apply please refer to our website here:

For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Heidi Wegner, Complementary Therapies Team Leader at

Applications for this position close 11:59PM Sunday 14 May 2023.


Foundation House is an equal opportunity employer, and we foster a work environment that is inclusive and diverse. All qualified applicants will receive impartial consideration for employment.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We encourage people with disabilities to apply. We support having a conversation about any reasonable adjustments you may require. Applicants can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process by getting in touch with the hiring manager.

Foundation House is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children and actively plays a part in combating family violence; this is reflected in our organisational policies, protocols and staff development.