- Work from our Shailer Park office
- Attractive remuneration including salary packaging & monthly RDO
- Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
About the Role
As part of a team of Clinicians and under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor, this role will create the opportunity to provide in-home clinical services to a small caseload of serious and/or repeat young offenders.
MST is an empirically based and internationally proven treatment model developed through 30 years of applied research. Our MST program is designed specifically for young people (10-16 years) and focuses on changing factors linked to anti-social, offending behaviour across individual, family, peer, school/vocational and community systems.
Due to an internal promotion, we are excited to extend the opportunity to suitably qualified health professionals to be a part of the program and through the MST model develop comprehensive, systemic intervention plans for young offenders and their families that lead to real change. This position will be based at our North Lakes office.
Your main responsibilities will include:
- Delivering clinical services to a targeted complex caseload of young offenders and their families, including psychological assessments, problem conceptualisation, planning and treatment.
- Adhering to the MST intervention model, establishing intensive client contact and intervention with individuals and families, and working with relevant personnel from community agencies.
- Identifying barriers to pro-social activities and engage family/caregivers and other key participants in change-oriented treatment to resolve or reduce barriers, and achieve lasting behaviour change.
- Providing individual, family/caregiver and community interventions through the flexible use of a range of psychotherapeutic strategies on a needs basis including out of hours in accordance with approved policies.
- Participate in an on-call roster.
Skills and Experience
- Masters qualification in Psychology or Social Work preferred.
- Minimum requirement for the role is a 4-year degree in Social Work, or Psychology. A degree in a related field (including counselling, family/systems therapy etc.) will be considered alongside relevant experience.
- Registration or eligibility for registration with the relevant professional organisation/s (e.g. AASW, Psychology Board of Australia etc.)
- Class C Drivers Licence
- Expertise in family/caregiver systems theory and interventions and behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies and their application to the treatment of juvenile offenders.
- Relevant experience working with marginalised, minority and difficult to engage young people and their families.
- Ability to plan and deliver evidence-based interventions with individuals, families or systems.
What we offer
In addition to ongoing individual and peer supervision and professional development opportunities, Life Without Barriers will offer successful applicants an attractive remuneration package including:
- Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900 per annum).
- A mobile phone, laptop, on-call roster allowance and tool of trade vehicle.
- A rostered day off per month (negotiable).
At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety. The successful candidate will be required to undergo probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check.