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Senior Clinician - Shepparton

Employer: Berry Street Victoria
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 21 January, 2019.
Applications close: 03 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Senior Clinician role within the Take Two program
  • Shepparton location
  • Full time, permanent position
  • $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance provided

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

About Take Two:

Take Two is a state-wide service providing high quality therapeutic services to children and young people who have suffered significant abuse or neglect and are clients of Child Protection.

Take Two is an intensive therapeutic service for infants, children and young people who have suffered trauma, neglect and disrupted attachment. It provides high quality therapeutic services for children and their families, as well as contributing to the service system that provides care, support and protection for these children.

About the role:

The primary objectives of the role are to:

  • Carry a case load; the numbers of cases are dependent on the number of staff the senior clinician supervises. Given the seniority of the role the cases are more complex, with clients who are at various stages of an episode of care, such as assessment, treatment and closure and may reside in a range of settings such as home, foster care or residential care. Therapeutic work can range from short to long term.
  • Clinicians are required to work across care settings such as residential care, foster care, kinship care and family home.
  • Conduct assessments and develops a therapeutic treatment plan with clear goals that are reviewed regularly.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the client and the care team to achieve the goals within the specified time frame.
  • Have a leadership role in the team and supervise clinicians in the team.

This is a full time, permanent position with a $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will have sound decision making skills, reflected in excellent clinical judgements and a high degree of self-discipline, reflected in the ability to provide targeted clinical services within strict time-frames. You will have a demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of complex direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families; and to comply with service delivery towards output and outcomes requirement.

An understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients is essential, along with the willingness to coach and develop others, impart knowledge and provide supervision to clinicians.

Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or related discipline is required along with a minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting clinical work with children.

What Berry Street can offer you:

  • A thorough induction program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • A great friendly environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • Focus on positive work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • An organisation that cares about you

To download the Position Description, please click here.

To download the Key Selection Criteria template, please click here.

How to apply for this job

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