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Senior Clinician - Bendigo


Employer: Berry Street Take Two
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 06 October, 2019.

  • Bendigo location with regular travel to Echuca
  • Part time (0.8EFT), fixed term position for 24 months
  • Salary package full time equivalent to $114,000pa (inclusive of super and salary packaging)
  • Additional $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About Take Two

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 families, as well as contributing to the service system that provides care, support and protection for these children. Take Two is a Victoria-wide service funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, auspiced by Berry Street, and is also involved in partnership with other community service agencies to provide services to therapeutic foster care, Aboriginal therapeutic home-based care, therapeutic residential care and the Stronger Families service.

The Opportunity

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) delivers health, social welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people in the Echuca area. a

This exciting position is a Take Two/Berry Street appointment in partnership with NAC, as part of the Aboriginal Therapeutic Home Based Care Program in the Echuca area.

This role is 4 days a week and will be based in Bendigo however the successful applicant will be required to travel and work from the Njernda office in Echuca for 2 days of the week.

Key Responsibilities

The ATHBC Program aims to enhance therapeutic care for Aboriginal children and young people in foster and kinship care through enhancing the capacity of care teams and staff to deliver trauma-informed therapeutic response to children and young people. You will carry a case load and conduct assessments and develop therapeutic treatment plans with clear goals that are reviewed regularly and intervene at the level of the system, family and child.

To download the position description, please click here.

About You

  • A tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor level) in Psychology, Social Work or related discipline, Post Graduate training is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience conducting mental health clinical work with children.
  • Be confident to provide training and support to program staff, carers and members of each child’s therapeutic network.
  • Extensive experience providing secondary consultation concerning the mental health needs of clients.
  • Provide high quality clinical assessment which forms the basis for a therapeutic care plan and facilitation of culturally appropriate healing programs to Child Protection clients in home-based care through NAC as required.
  • Have a full drivers licence and have/able to obtain an Employee WWCC card.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.
  • $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance.
How to apply for this job

Applications including resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria for the position to be submitted as soon as possible as they will be assessed as they are received. Queries to Gillian Cross, Clinical Manager on 0400 524 576.

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here.

Please click here to apply for this job.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.