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Permanency Support Program (PSP) NSW South and ACT, provides Foster Care and Intensive Therapeutic Care including Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care, Intensive Therapeutic Care Homes, Therapeutic Supported Independent Living, Therapeutic Home-based Care and Therapeutic Sibling Option Placement. The program is based in Queanbeyan and Holt (ACT).
The Senior Psychologist role within MacKillop’s Clinical Services and reports through to the NSW Principal Practitioner. The position works closely with the Managers and Staff of the Intensive Therapeutic Transition Care (ITTC), program to deliver clinical and therapeutic services for children, young people, families and carers who are clients of the programs. This new senior position supervises a Multidisciplinary team (Psychologists, Social Workers and counsellors) in the ITTC program and other parts of the Intensive Therapeutic Care program. The position carries a case-load of up to 4 children in the ITTC and 1 other young person. Outreach is also part of the role.
The Senior Psychologist is responsible for guiding and supporting carer and staff interactions with children and young people, conducting assessments, developing therapeutic treatment plans and leading group supervision (reflective practice) to support carers and staff to develop their therapeutic skills. In addition, the Senior Psychologist will provide therapeutic services including Family Therapy directly to the children, young people and families who are clients of our services.
The Senior Psychologist, as part of the Clinical Services team, and as directed by the Principal Practitioner, will work closely with the Managers, program staff and other service partners in the management of complex cases and practice quality issues. This includes the provision of expertise and assistance, case consultancy and review and the promotion of reflective and evidence-based practice.
For more information, please contact Emma Schubert on email@example.com, using the subject line: ITC Therapeutic Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs.
MacKillop promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.