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Clinician / Psychologist - Burnie


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional TAS

Job posted on: 08 March, 2019.
Applications close: 17 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent, part time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Clinician to join the team in Northwest Tasmania. You will be responsible for providing high quality clinical services to clients in Out of Home Care as part of a professional multi-disciplinary team. Experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss will be advantageous.  The Clinician will work closely with foster carers and the care team to ensure children and young people receive positive behaviour support and therapeutic care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical knowledge and expertise to support clients in a range of Life Without Barriers programs.
  • Provide 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 people with a disability, people with a mental health issue and children and young people with high and complex needs.
  • Review placement opportunities and skill development of children and young people in out-of-home care placements.
  • Provide input and support around significant life transitions for clients in LWB placements. Such planning would involve assisting the client to develop skills to cope with these major changes, minimise the impact on them and ensure the viability of the transition.
  • Provide training and support for carers and staff regarding therapeutic support including behaviour support plans and incident prevention and response plans for clients.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with the professional body or Psychology board of Australia to practice as a psychologist.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning intervention for clients under 18 years of age who exhibit a range of behaviours of concern especially high risk behaviours.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing client–centred / family-centred interventions.Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative and think laterally and strategically as well as well-developed problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.

Benefits

  • Opportunities for training and development
  • Work for national, for purpose organisation
  • Attractive remuneration and salary packaging benefits

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.