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Senior Clinician - North Queensland

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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 experience to apply.

About the Role

The successful candidate will provide high quality clinical services to children and young people in Child, Youth and Families programs as part of a professional multi-disciplinary team.

The role will require travel to support four regions in North Queensland. The regions include; Rockhampton/Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The successful candidate can be based in any of the previously mentioned cities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload including developing and monitoring intervention plans and strategies around children and young people for out of home care clients.
  • Review placement opportunities and skill development of children and young people in out-of-home care placements.
  • Provide input and support around significant life transitions for clients in LWB placements.
  • Participate in decision making regarding intake of children and young people
  • Consult and liaise with clients, hospital and community staff, carers/family members, and relevant agencies and other government departments, as appropriate, in relation to the client’s engagement, assessment and treatment.
  • Exercise independent clinical judgment concerning the selection and application of principles, methods and techniques of clinical assessment and/or treatment.
  • Develop and deliver group psycho-educational and therapy programs, where appropriate using established programs with adaptive utilisation of empirically derived clinical principles.
  • Assist the Area Clinical Services Manager by participating in Area and Statewide processes for accreditation of clinical services and contribute to service planning and formulation of policies and procedures for the Clinical team.
  • Apply and uphold principles of equity and anti-discrimination in the workplace and adhere to organisational and legislative Health, Safety and Environment requirements

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology or Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with the professional body or Psychology board of Australia to practice as a Registered Psychologist.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical services in a mental health, OOHC or disability setting.
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical skills in formal and informal assessment of clients across the sectors of Disability and Out of Home Care
  • Evidence of extensive skills and experience in the assessment and treatment of people with a disability and /or children and young people with high and complex needs. 
  • Demonstrated experience working in the field of childhood trauma and experience conducting risk assessments and formulating positive behaviour support plans and interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and support to a multidisciplinary team and assist the team in achieving objectives, including clinical quality improvement strategies.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce quality work under pressure.
  • Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches
  • Current Driver Licence.

Desirable

  • Experience working with clients with a range of disabilities (e.g. cognitive, physical, learning)
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with professionals from government and non-government agencies with common clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical supervision
  • Experience in developing and delivering group therapy programs to people less than 18 years.
  • Registration with AHPRA as a recognised supervisor in order to provide supervision to Provisional Psychologists. 
  • Experience in developing and delivering training packages.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, including mobile phone and laptop + non for-profit tax reduction options.
  • Onsite shared parking options
  • Supportive team environment  
  • Salary packaging tax benefits, Meal Entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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