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Social Worker / Psychologist - Darwin

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

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

  • Join one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Competitive remuneration package and excellent tax benefits
  • Monthly RDO
  • 12 month Full Time Contract

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

Provide high quality clinical advice to children in care, clients with disabilities and/or mental health issues.

Life Without Barriers is experiencing a significant period of growth and need enthusiastic, committed Behaviour Support practitioners to work with our vulnerable clients. If you have a passion to make a difference, are looking for professional growth in working with a variety of vulnerable clients with complex needs as well as being part of a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team - then this role is for you.

We would be delighted to hear from new graduates, Master’s students or experienced clinicians as you will be offered training and ongoing support and professional development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical knowledge, advice and consultancy to managers and support staff to support clients in a  range of 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
  • Provide training and support to carers and staff regarding therapeutic support
  • Review placement opportunities and skill development of children and young people in out of home care 

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology or Social Work
  • Registration with the relevant professional body
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning intervention for clients under 18 years of age who exhibit a range of behaviours
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing client-centred/family-centred interventions
  • Current Driver Licence
  • Demonstrated experience in administration of a range of cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessment tools is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in behavioural support

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).


  • Monthly RDO
  • Competitive remunerations package
  • Excellent tax benefits, salary sacrificing
  • Great working environment and dynamic team
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Ongoing training and development  

How to apply for this job

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