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Senior Clinician - Katherine

Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including, vehicle, phone, tablet, and salary packaging
  • Katherine location - full or part-time role available

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of therapeutic services, professional training and secondary consultation built upon up-to-date evidence-based theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories, and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the Foundations Therapeutic Services.

About the Program:

Back on Track is a Northern Territory government initiative that provides an alternative to detention and other pathways to divert young people away from the youth justice system. ACF along with a range of other service providers is funded to provide assessment, case management, support, restorative justice, and education programs for young people referred to the program.

ACF is responsible for the assessment and case management and therapeutic support of all young people aged 8 – 17 years involved in the Back on Track program in the Greater Darwin, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy, and Katherine regions. Police, government agencies, and non-government agencies as well as the court system will be able to refer young people to the program.

The Back on Track Program aims to use trauma-informed and culturally strong services to build resilience through enhancing strong family, community, and cultural connections and re-engagement in education or employment. This holistic service model aims at equipping young people with the skills needed to deter them from reoffending and support enhanced well-being and safety.

About the Role:

The Senior Clinician will be responsible for undertaking specialist assessment and case management for all young people referred to the program. Direct therapeutic work with young people will also be provided where indicated in the assessment. The position will work in partnership with Aboriginal Liaison and Support Workers who will assist with locating families, brokering critical cultural and community knowledge, and contributing to the assessment and case management.

About You – Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, carers, and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment, and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children, including delivering a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to the client group.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues in providing services to statutory clients.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, Territory Families, other agencies, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people, and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • A current Northern Territory driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

This position attracts a competitive base salary, vehicle, phone, tablet, and superannuation. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values-based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • A generous professional development allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

Please click "Apply Now" to be redirected to our candidate portal, where you will be able to attach a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter, addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.

Or for more information about the role or a copy of the position description please Bree Roberts at recruitment@childhood.org.au using the subject line: Senior Clinician Katherine enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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