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Clinician - Foster and Kinship Care - Caboolture

Mercy Community

Are you passionate about making a genuine difference in the lives of young people? When you join Mercy Community, you are joining a team that is united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day and are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Our Foster and Kinship Care team currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced professional Clinician to join the team in Caboolture on a fixed term full-time basis. This maternity cover will be for the period 27 April 2020 to 01 March 2021.

The Role…

As part of a close team, you will provide clinical oversight and direction in order to provide high quality, out-of-home care and support for children, young people, and their families where possible, to bring about therapeutic change as informed by the Mercy Community Model of Practice in a needs-based, trauma sensitive and relationship/attachment focused framework in order to assist them to reach their full potential.

About You…

  • Tertiary degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing case assessment / work services to children and families within a child protection framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating child and carers’ intervention plans based on assessments within a structured assessment framework.
  • Ability to provide therapeutic interventions through direct engagement with children and young people, in a way that engages and develops safe and secure professional, therapeutic attachment to enable clients to reach their goals and positive life outcomes.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.

It is beneficial for candidates to have:

  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.
  • Registration with a recognised professional practice body i.e. AASW or APS.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. An excellent understanding of statutory child protection processes including a sound knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the range of behavioural presentations likely to be encountered in children and young people who have experienced significant trauma both within their families and through extensive engagement with the child protection system, including cross-cultural awareness.
  2. Demonstrated high level skills in developing and implementing effective assessment, creative and targeted therapeutic intervention and care strategies for children and young people affected by trauma and disrupted attachment.
  3. Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and transfer sound knowledge and principles of therapeutic care from planning into daily care delivery practice with staff.to produce written case notes and reports that are clear and structured, evidenced with sound theoretical understandings within a structured management and accountability framework, with strict confidentiality considerations.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with service users, their families, statutory case managers and other key stakeholders involved in care delivery.
  5. Willing and able to work within a Christian context and Mercy Community’s mission, purpose and values.

As a Mercy Community employee, we’ll offer you:

  • A competitive remuneration package of $86,055 to $89,868 gross per annum in line with level 6 of our Enterprise Agreement, depending on skills and experience.
  • The opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing.
  • Career pathways for those wishing to grow within the organisation.
  • A friendly and supportive work place.
  • Mercy Community is also able to contribute to professional supervision as part of the requirement for psychology registration for the successful applicant.

About Us…

Mercy Community is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on the provision of innovative and responsive services in the areas of child protection, multicultural community support, family mental health, community and residential based aged care and disability support services. We are a strongly committed team that works hard and truly lives our values – Mercy, Acceptance, Excellence, Dignity, Empowerment and Integrity.

We encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.

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