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Psychologist Team Leader - Therapeutic Services

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Australia's Family Violence Stream provides a wide range of services around the country to support women and women with children impacted by family and domestic violence. We offer refuge, children's and parenting services, counselling, support, men's programs, accommodation and advice to women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced, family violence.

We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive candidate responsible for leadership of a high quality, integrated assessment and response program for children and young people within the Graceville Family Violence Services (FVS).

This is a fixed-term part-time position located in Perth, WA until June 2023.

You will successfully

  • Oversee therapeutic intervention support for children (including group work)
  • Ensure engagement of children, through play assessing for development and cognitive milestones and referring as appropriate to therapeutic supports, to reduce the impact of family violence related trauma
  • Engage with mothers and children to conduct child specific risk assessment and risk management for complex cases
  • Assist case managers in developing child centred case plans and family case plans and referrals
  • Recommend engagement techniques for infants, children and young people
  • Identify and respond to children affected by Family Violence

You will have

  • Degree qualification in psychology
  • Be a member and registered with a relevant accredited peak body APS
  • Specialist leadership experience of services to children and families who have experienced trauma
  • Experience with women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Strong history of working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and with a complex range of support needs
  • A Working with Children Check
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police check

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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