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Senior Practice Supervisor - North Richmond


We are looking for a Senior Practice Supervisor to work with our family residential service in North Richmond, NSW. Based in an idyllic rural setting, the San Miguel service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

As Senior Practice Supervisor you will provide professional practice supervision, specialist advice and expert knowledge of best practice in client service delivery. You will work with yourtown staff delivering direct client services to assist them to work within our Client Practice Framework and support the development of case management and risk assessment skills.

The scope of work includes individual, team and group supervision; contributing to programs and services through providing specialist advice; providing a professional consultancy and support role to crisis response and critical incidents; ongoing case reviews; facilitating training; and promoting and contributing to culturally sensitive, child, youth and family centred, safe practices. You will work primarily with our San Miguel service but may also have a caseload of Kids Helpline Counsellors and client delivery staff working across our other programs in NSW.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • University level qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling; registration as a Psychologist is desirable
  • Professional knowledge and experience in the application of effective counselling and other human services models, processes, theories and techniques
  • Experience in case management and the provision of professional practice supervision and professional development of practitioners
  • Experience and understanding of working with DV; Child Protection; Drug and Alcohol; Mental Health; Co-Morbidity; Parenting and Attachment; and Trauma
  • Understanding of Child Protection Legislation, Child Development and commitment to child, youth and family centred, trauma informed and inclusive practice
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and establish and maintain professional relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to on-call 24 hour Duty of Care consultations on a 4 – 6 half weekly rotation roster

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

For a full Position Description please visit: https://careers.yourtown.com.au/.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384.

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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