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Therapeutic Practitioner

Junction Australia
  • Full-Time (1.0 FTE), Fixed Term Contract until August 2025
  • Parental Leave Coverage
  • Social and Community Services Employee Level 6

About Us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting around 10,000 South Australians each year through housing and community services. Seeking opportunities to build positive pathways and connected thriving communities, we are one of few South Australian organisations offering an integrated model of housing and support. Together, we are committed to effecting long-term positive change for those we work with and the communities we work in.

Together, we are improving lives and building strong, resilient, and connected communities.

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people? If so, we are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our Children and Youth Services Portfolio as a Therapeutic Practitioner.

As an essential member of our Clinical Practice team, you will lead the implementation of our trauma-responsive, therapeutic care environment, fostering resilience and empowerment among the children and young people in our Therapeutic Residential Care (TRC) program. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with House Supervisors and Therapeutic Youth Workers to integrate Junction's therapeutic practice framework, managing placement referrals, and developing individual Developmental Care Plans. You will excel in facilitating reflective practice discussions, providing training, and supporting strategic projects to enhance practice capability. Additionally, you will be instrumental in evaluating and refining our therapeutic approaches, ensuring they meet the evolving needs of the children and young people we serve. Your leadership skills will shine as you mentor our TRC staff, engage in reflective and clinical supervision, and promote a safe and inclusive work environment. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of new therapeutic programs and initiatives, staying current with best practices and research in the field of trauma-informed care. By fostering a culture of continuous improvement, you will help us achieve our goal of delivering exceptional care and support to every child and young person in our program.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a passionate, highly motivated team dedicated to delivering high-quality services that achieve positive outcomes for the children and young people in our program. If you are committed to making a meaningful impact and have the expertise to drive therapeutic excellence, we would love to hear from you.

About You

We are seeking a highly passionate professional who:

  • Has both demonstrated understanding and experience working with young people under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive
  • Has demonstrated experience in allocating and matching clients and overseeing service delivery for a medium to large program over multiple sites
  • Has experience understanding the needs of at-risk children and adolescents, including effective responses to complex behaviours
  • Has demonstrated the ability to model and promote trauma-responsive, culturally safe practice through the facilitation of reflective practice with staff
  • Possesses sound communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills to effectively engage and establish rapport with clients, staff and external agencies
  • Has an understanding of case management principles and experience in developing and overseeing therapeutic care plans
  • Holds a degree or tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or relevant equivalent (or lesser qualification complemented by substantial relevant experience)

What We Offer

  • Values-driven culture
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • A You are Amazing Day – an extra day of leave to spend however you want
  • A NADIOC Day - an extra day of paid leave to attend NAIDOC celebrations
  • A supportive, flexible work environment with paid parental leave and a strong focus on staff wellbeing
  • Access to wholesale prices on selected products at Harvey Norman
  • Access To Corporate Health Insurance and Annual Flu Vaccination

You Will Need To:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process which will include psychological assessments
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current Safe Environments Certificate
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a current unencumbered Australian driver’s licence and be willing to drive
  • Be prepared to undertake Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training within 6 months of commencing with Junction

How to Apply

Click on the "Apply Now" button to be redirected to our recruitment site. Please ensure you complete all questions before submitting your application. Please also upload copies of relevant qualifications and certifications required including Working with Children Check, Safe Environments Certificate, Senior First Aid and your Driver's Licence.

For further confidential inquiries contact Jodie Castel, Clinical Practice Leader, Children & Youth Services on 0439 308 376.

Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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