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Clinician

Lighthouse Foundation
  • Do you have a passion for working with young people?
  • Work within a supportive, multidisciplinary team based out of Richmond
  • Part-time 0.8FTE

About Us

Lighthouse Foundation offers an integrated therapeutic model of care for homeless children and young people who predominantly come from a background of long-term neglect and abuse. Our people are dedicated to making a change in our children and young people's lives.

At Lighthouse we believe that every child or young person is one caring adult away from being a success story.

In a Lighthouse home, children, young people and families are supported by Therapeutic Carers as well as specialist services including case management and psychological support.

About the role

The role will provide clinical support and governance to Lighthouse young people and staff, specifically, psychological assessments and reports, attending care team meetings, providing therapeutic and psycho-educational group programs, providing psychotherapy, providing reflective practice to staff, and consulting on the development and maintenance of Young People’s individual and group programs. This role will also require the clinician to produce detailed case studies, reports/papers and contribute to research in consultation with the Manager of Clinical Services.

Your responsibilities will be; but are not limited to the following:

  • Consultation with internal and external care team members to develop and support young people’s therapeutic journey Involvement in the development and implementation of clinical care protocols and therapeutic interventions.
  • Provision of clinical supervision and debriefing to care staff members as required.
  • Conducting psychological assessments of young people, volunteers and staff.
  • In consultation with the Manager of Clinical Services, to develop and amend, current assessment tools and processes.
  • Periodic psychometric assessments of young people for recovery progress reviews.
  • Development and administration of individual development plans for young people.
  • Producing detailed case studies, reports/papers and research.
  • Delivering training as part of the Lighthouse Professional Development Program as required.
  • Role modelling the values of Lighthouse Foundation and our Model of Care.

ABOUT YOU

Essential Requirements

  • Experience working with youth and adolescents in a therapeutic setting.
  • Experience in counselling and/or psychotherapy with children, young people or families.

Knowledge of:

  • Attachment Theory.
  • Trauma and Trauma Informed Theory.
  • Psychodynamic and or Object Relations Theories (Desirable).
  • Theory and skills in responding to the fluidity and patterns of child and adolescent development.
  • Psychological research methodologies and report writing.

Demonstrated skills in:

  • Suicide recognition, prevention and intervention.
  • Ability to assess level of risk surrounding decision and outcomes.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Program development skills.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Psychological research implementation and reports.

Qualifications and Licences

  • Psychologists - Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Social Workers - Membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Occupational Therapists - Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
  • Allied Health Workers Eligibility for relevant board approved registration.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Valid first aid certificate (or willingness to obtain one).
  • Criminal Records check.
  • Current Working with Children check.

We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter; broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

Please read the detailed Position Description attached below prior to applying.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

A position description is attached.

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