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Educational Therapeutic Specialist - Bairnsdale

Australian Childhood Foundation

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  • Sale and Bairnsdale location, with travel across the Outer Gippsland region
  • Part time - 2.5 days per week
  • Fixed term ending 31/12/2024

About the Program:

The Navigator Program, a Department of Education initiative, offers intensive case management and assertive outreach support to young people disengaged from education. In partnership with Uniting Gippsland, the Department of Education, East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC), and the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF), the program employs a trauma-informed, culturally safe assertive case management model. This collaborative effort focuses on re-engaging students in education through comprehensive services, including case management, mental health support, trauma-informed education assessments, active hold services, and training for school staff.

About the Role:

ACF is seeking an enthusiastic Educational Therapeutic Specialist for a fixed-term part-time position until December 31, 2024. This role will be located in Sale and Bairnsdale with travel across the Outer Gippsland region. In this role you will be instrumental in providing therapeutic parenting support to carers of young people in the program, to support their re-engagement into education. Educational Needs assessments and trauma-informed classroom coaching will also be provided as required to support educators, in creating safe and nurturing therapeutic learning environments for young people who find it challenging to engage in school settings.

About you - Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in delivering a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families in an educational context.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and positively within a team environment.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively, maintain effective relationships and partnerships, and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with individuals who make up the network of support around children and young people, including their families, carers, Department of Education, child protection, other agencies and the community.
  • A current driver's licence and Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a salary that reflects your experience and qualifications.
  • Company-Provided Vehicle: Navigate your responsibilities with a company vehicle.
  • Salary Packaging: Personalise how you receive your rewards to suit your financial goals.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access a wide range of support services to enhance your well-being.
  • Guided Individual and Group Supervision: Benefit from regular sessions providing clinical guidance and support.
  • Collaborative Connections: Join forces with our Australian-wide ACF Therapeutic Services Teams, a network of professionals committed to making a difference.
  • Access to an Extensive Resources Library: Dive into a wealth of knowledge and insights from leading experts in the field, continually enhancing your impact.

To apply:

Interested in making a difference to the lives of children?

To apply for this exciting opportunity please upload a copy of your resume and cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria in the advertisement above.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please contact Bree Roberts - HR Coordinator at [email protected], using the subject line: Educational Therapeutic Specialist - Bairnsdale enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people

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