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Mental Health Clinician

Australian Childhood Trauma Group

The role

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Psychologist, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to join our specialist multidisciplinary team in the provision of mental health and disability support to individuals, families, government and non-government community organisations.

Key role objectives:

  • Foster and assist the ability of children, young people and adults to recover from the effects of trauma, and other emotional / psychological impacts;
  • Build the capacity of families, caregivers, and other key stakeholders to provide supportive therapeutic responses for children, young people and adults who present with complex needs;
  • Develop and strengthen multi-disciplinary responses to address the needs of children, young people and adults;
  • Commit to a model of practice that is underpinned by clinical integrity, and that embodies a strength-based perspective that is universal in response to the needs of children, young people and adults;
  • Safeguard that considered planning and intervention occurs in regard to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, other culturally diverse, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (or: queer), and intersex children, young people and adults.

About you

You will be a skilled clinician with at least two years of post-qualification experience working within the field of mental health and/or disability, with an understanding and keen interest in the effects of trauma.

This is an exciting career opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual looking to gain further experience in this specialist field, work amongst a supportive team and make a real difference in vulnerable young peoples’ lives.

Please note, full registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or eligibility for registration with relevant professional body for other allied health professionals, such as Social Work, is required. We are currently unable to offer this position to provisionally registered psychologists or undergraduates.

About us

Australian Childhood Trauma Group specialises in working with children and families that experience mental health issues and disability. We provide therapeutic support services to government and non-government agencies, schools and individuals. We have offices in Melbourne and Canberra, with consulting rooms also in Geelong, VIC.

Our vision is a world where the risk of complex trauma is eliminated, and survivors have access to effective services without prejudice.

We are dedicated to developing and retaining staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, especially from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The ACT Group is committed to being a child safe organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Working with the ACT Group:

We offer a competitive commencing salary with a bonus incentivisation scheme every month.

Our employment package also includes:

  • Three gifted days of annual leave over the holiday period,
  • Flexible family-friendly working arrangements, with job shares considered,
  • Budget for staff professional development, and
  • Internal supervision opportunities.

You will work for an organisation committed to continuous improvement and transformation for the better, for our staff, clients and community.

A full Position Description is attached below.

To apply for this role, please select the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

We are keen to fill the role as soon as possible and applicants may be invited to interview before the application closing date. If you are interested in the role, we encourage you to please apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please email Freddie Cooke: freddie.cooke@theactgroup.com.au, using the subject line: Mental Health Clinician enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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