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Clinical Practitioner

Kids First Australia
  • Full time and Part-time positions
  • Thomastown and Heidelberg Locations
  • Salary Packaging $15,900 per annum available

About us

Kids First Australia (formally Children's Protection Society) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting children and families since 1896. Our vision is that all children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. Kids First has a proud reputation for innovation, high quality services, and an unequivocal focus on quality outcomes for children.

About the opportunity

Full time and part-time opportunities exist to work in our innovative therapeutic program.

The Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program (SACPP) is a highly regarded program that provides specialist therapeutic services to children and young people up to age 18 who have been sexually abused, children aged less than 10 years exhibiting problematic sexualised behaviours.

In this position you will be required to:

  • Undertake expert clinical work with children, young people, and their families as well as the systems that support them.
  • Be an active participant in both individual and group supervision and reflective practice.
  • Assist in the planning, development, and delivery of community-based group programs on a range of issues which arise out of the tertiary work in SACPP including sexual abuse, problematic and harmful sexual behaviours.

What we are looking for?

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, counselling or, child and family welfare or a related discipline.
  • Experience in delivering therapeutic services to young people who have engaged in or been harmed by sexually abusive behaviours and their families.
  • Some experience in Groupwork, training and consultation would be desirable.

Benefits of working with us:

You will be rewarded with a collaborative and outcomes focussed culture, career, and professional development in specialist evidence-based practice models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR), work flexibility, staff wellbeing program, and an attractive salary including the opportunity to salary package to increase take home pay.

Additional Notes:

Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion. Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.

Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working with Children Check, National Criminal History Check, proof of the right to work in Australia and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).

Enquiries can be directed to Karla Dubaniewicz, Clinical Practice Lead, Recovery, Therapeutic & Family Services on 03 9450 0900 or email kdubaniewicz@kidsfirstaustralia.org.au, using the subject line: Clinical Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To apply:

Only applications submitted via our website will be considered. 

Please include a Cover letter outlining the position title and response addressing the selection criteria & a copy of the Curriculum Vitae which must list two professional referees. To view full Position Description or to apply, please visit the Kids First website by clicking Apply Now.

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