- Job posted on: 22nd Jan 2021
- Applications close:
For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.
Take Two is a state-wide service providing high quality therapeutic services to children and young people who have suffered significant abuse, neglect or disrupted attachment and are clients of Child Protection.We work with the traumatised child, and with their caregivers, families and communities. We help them understand the child’s trauma, and how it’s impacting their development and behaviours.
The Infant Mental Health Consultant will be responsible for ensuring quality services are delivered to infants and young children (0-5 years). This includes providing leadership, supervision, consultation and professional development in infant mental health to Take Two staff and externally; strategic planning within area of responsibility; for staff and student recruitment as required; and contributing to the program’s ability to build on this work through research and other grants.
You will have extensive clinical experience with demonstrated expertise in assessing and intervening with infants and their parents and hold a tertiary qualification Psychology, Social Work or related discipline. You will have accreditation in NMT or a willingness to be accredited including the ongoing fidelity requirements and an understanding of the impact of trauma and disrupted attachment as it relates to infants and young children and the appropriate therapeutic responses to assist recovery.
Applications must include a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position.
A position description is attached.
Queries to Lyn Radford - 9450 4700
Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.
Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.
Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.