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Clinical Lead


Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference?

The Specialised Residential Care (SRC) program is SYC’s therapeutic residential care program for young people aged 0 to 18 who have experienced significant trauma, abuse and neglect. This program provides 24/7 consistent care for young people to effectively develop and foster appropriate life skills and social abilities to support their personal development and increase their connection with the community.

As a Clinical Lead, you will play a crucial role in using your clinical expertise and evidence-based therapeutic services to provide an effective delivery of social and psychological assessments, intake and transition supports and provision of therapeutic interventions.

This role is offered as permanent full-time based in our Kent Town Head Office, however, you may be required to travel between sites.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Provide therapeutic interventions, assessment, referral, and consultation services to support children and young people in out of home care.
  • Deliver clinical expertise, supervision, and support to employees regarding ethical and effective ways to address the social, clinical, and wellbeing needs of children and young people.
  • Attend regular case reviews and case conferences whilst modelling professional, ethical, and respectful practices.
  • Contribute to the development and review of service procedures and practices, ensuring that ethical, moral, legal, and contractual best practice standards are achieved.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate completion of all administration tasks such as case notes, collation of data and analysis, and progress reports.

About You

In this role, you will have sound interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills and interest in making a positive impact to young people’s lives.

You will use your time management skills to utilise your experience and knowledge to drive the success of this program while positively impacting our team and creating opportunities for young people to thrive. To be considered for this role, you will also demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive psychosocial assessment skills, including risk assessment.
  • Strong engagement skills and the ability to interact effectively and sensitively with children and young people, families, and other service providers to achieve positive outcomes with clients.
  • High level of honesty, integrity, and confidentiality while committing to the involvement of young people in decision making.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    • The fundamentals of reflective practices, and models of supervision.
    • Evidence based therapeutic interventions for working with young people who have experienced complex trauma, abuse, and neglect.
    • Trauma informed practice.
    • Attachment theory.
    • Therapeutic community models and residential care.

For this role you will need to:

  • Hold a minimum bachelor’s degree qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Psychotherapy or Counselling is essential.
  • Be registered with AHPRA, AASW, PACFA, or ACA.
  • Demonstrate previous work experience in therapeutic service/program with children and/or young people.
  • Possess a current valid Driver’s License and willingness to drive.
  • Hold or complete a Working with Children Check, National Police Check and an approved First Aid Certificate (including CPR).
  • Hold and maintain a Safe Environments for Children and Young People Certificate.
  • Be prepared to undergo a Psychological Assessment
  • Be eligible to work in Australia.

Why join Team SYC?

  • Increase your pay with Salary Packaging options
  • Career development opportunities
  • Enjoy an additional day off to celebrate your Birthday*
  • Access an additional one week of paid leave each year, through SYC loyalty leave*
  • Stay healthy with discounted Corporate Private Health Cover
  • Access our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted gym membership for all employees
  • Enjoy special benefits with Beaurepaires

*Qualifying periods and terms apply.

About us

SYC exists so everyone can succeed.

We invest back into the community, helping tens of thousands of people every year to create a life without disadvantage, to build sustainable independence and to experience wellbeing in all areas of their lives.

A non-profit human services organisation, SYC was founded in 1958 to support young people experiencing disadvantage in Adelaide. We now operate nationally, supporting more than 57,000 people annually with housing, education, employment, justice, health and disability services.

We are proud to work with people who are passionate and professional, who encourage and value diversity, who are courageous, creative and, most importantly, believe in people’s potential. Our vision of wellbeing, independence and opportunity for everyone encompasses the people we work with, as well as the people who work for SYC.

If you match the criteria above, we want to hear from you!

To apply please complete the application process by clicking the Apply Now button.

We’re proud to be a Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant.

Please complete the requested work history and screening questions on the application page (you are encouraged to detail any (and all) certificates or licence(s) information under the education section) and attach your resume.

SYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud of our diverse workforce. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with disability to apply. If you require assistance completing your application, please contact our recruitment team who will be happy to support you via [email protected], using the subject line: Clinical Lead enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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