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Permanency Practitioner - Dubbo / Orange


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Social Work, Family Services, Health Care & Allied Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 22 January, 2019.
Applications close: 22 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent Full-Time Role
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive salary

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

The purpose of the Permanency Practitioner role is to give priority to the safety and well-being of children and young people by providing high quality assessment, consultative and referral services to support the permanency goals of children and young people within our Child Youth and Family program. The role is to be based in either Orange or Dubbo.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake child focused assessment of children / young people
  • Provide evidence informed advice and recommendations on understanding and minimising negative impacts of trauma, promoting healthy age appropriate development  and building and strengthening skills and competency
  • Provide evidence informed training and support for carers and staff regarding therapeutic support
  • Building strong relationships with team members and lead or support reflective practice.
  • Lead implementation, maintenance and monitoring of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention – Families (TCIF)
  • Review and monitor staff and carer competency in TCI and TCIF and provide training, refreshers, coaching and mentoring as appropriate
  • Provide an environment free of abuse, harm and exploitation for people we support
  • Support and promote the work of Life Without Barriers, maintaining a positive image of the organisation in accordance with the level of position.

Skills & 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.
  • Completed (within past 5 years) or currently completing the Positive Approach to Behaviour Support Core Standard including Appraisal process (FACS); or nationally recognised competency CHCDIS006 - Develop and promote positive person-centred behaviour supports
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Experience in working with children / young people in out of home care who have experienced trauma
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to work autonomously in implementing therapeutic case plans for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining positive relationships with individuals whilst being able to have honest and at times difficult conversations.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing evidence informed practice

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

How to apply for this job

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