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Clinician - Flexible location

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging & monthly RDO
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the Shailer Park office until further notice. 

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The purpose of the Clinician role is to give priority to the safety and well-being of children and young people by providing high quality assessment, consultative and referral services to support the permanency goals of children and young people in out of home care.

The Clinician works in a professional multi-disciplinary team in partnership with the relevant government and non-government agencies, children/young people and their families, carers and other stakeholders.

The Clinician will provide assessment, specialist referral, practice support and consultation using the CARE Model with specific emphasis on the principles of trauma informed, developmentally focused and competency centred.

This position is being offered on a permanent full-time basis and can be based from any of the following offices: Robina, Shailer Park, Milton, Ipswich, Toowoomba or Maroochydore. A Tool of Trade Vehicle, including fuel card, will be allocated to the successful candidate as frequent travel to each of these locations is required.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Provide clinical knowledge and expertise to support clients in a range of Life Without Barriers Residential and Semi-Independent Living (SIL) services.
  • Undertake assessments of clients’ cognitive and learning abilities, living skills, emotional and mental health status and behavioural profile.
  • Develop and monitor intervention plans and strategies around challenging behaviours exhibited by children in out of home care with high and complex needs.
  • Review placement opportunities and skill development of children and young people in out-of-home care placements.
  • Provide training and support for youth workers, carers and staff regarding therapeutic support including behaviour support plans and incident prevention and response plans for clients.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology or Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with AASW or Psychology board of Australia to practice as a psychologist.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning intervention for young people under 18 years of age who exhibit a range of behaviours of concern especially high-risk behaviours.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of mental health / behavioural assessments relevant to your discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing client–centred / family-centred interventions.
  • Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits  

  • An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, including mobile phone, laptop, Tool of Trade Vehicle and NFP tax reduction options.
  • Onsite shared parking options
  • Supportive team environment

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Zina at recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading “Clinician South QLD enquiry via EthicalJobs.”

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. If you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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