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Therapeutic Specialist - Mildura

Australian Childhood Foundation

Impact Lives, Grow Your Career, and Thrive in Mildura!

Do you have a calling to make a profound difference in the lives of children? If you are passionate about driving change and are well-versed in child trauma therapy, we have an excellent opportunity for you in Mildura, Victoria.

About Us:

The Australian Childhood Foundation is renowned for its clinical services, professional training, and secondary consultation, all rooted in the latest evidence-based theoretical frameworks, including neurobiology of trauma, attachment, relational theories, and child development.

The Role:

As a Therapeutic Specialist in Mildura, you will be part of team providing clinical programs for young people engaging in harmful sexual behaviour, supporting the young people and their caregivers in the DFFH North Division. The program spans the North Metro Area, Loddon Area, and Mallee Area, with the focus of this role being in the Mallee region.

Your primary responsibilities include offering support, training and consultation to the team working with children or young people engaged in harmful sexual behaviour and residing in residential care.

Moreover, you will deliver direct clinical practice and support to children, young people, their families, and care systems within the region. This typically involves working with children and young people in out-of-home care, providing individual and family counselling, therapeutic assessment and planning, care team support, carer support, report writing, psychoeducation, and training. This position is 3 days per week, for a fixed term contract of 12 months - with potential for ongoing.

About You - Key Selection Criteria:

  • Appropriate qualification in Psychology, Social Work, OT, or a related discipline.
  • Experience in the area of harmful sexual behaviours of children and young people.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people, and families.
  • Ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver trauma-informed, therapeutic counselling modalities that meet the diverse needs of children and young people.
  • Capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Knowledge of trauma, attachment, and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Experience in child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with DFFH, Out of Home Care providers, education, other agencies, and the community.
  • An understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients.
  • A current Victorian driver's license or equivalent.

Rewards and 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.

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

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

Join us in creating a brighter future for children and young people. Apply today!

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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

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