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Senior Aboriginal Clinician / Aboriginal Clinician

Berry Street Take Two
  • This position can be based state-wide within all Berry Street and Take Two regions
  • Permanent, full time role
  • Base salary of Senior Clinician ($97K) or Clinician ($87K-$89K) depending on experience, plus super and salary packaging
  • Additional $10,500pa motor vehicle allowance

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.

Berry Street is due to launch its first Reconciliation Action Plan later this year. We understand that reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all our teams. We are committed to delivering a service that is culturally safe, welcoming and respectful to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

About Take Two

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. Approximately 25% of Take Two’s client group are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

About the Role

Take Two has an opportunity within the Aboriginal Clinical Team as a Senior Aboriginal Clinician or Aboriginal Clinician, dependant on experience. 

Key Responsibilities

Take Two has many programs providing individual, dyadic and systemic client-facing services.

The primary objectives of the role will be:

  • Carry a caseload of clients in the designated region who are at various stages of the episode of care, such as assessment, therapeutic support and closure.
  • Provide cultural consultation to Take Two staff working with Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander children to ensure culturally appropriate assessment and therapeutic support.
  • Conduct assessments and develop culturally appropriate therapeutic support plans guided by the Neurosequential model.
  • Provide pre-referral consultations with DHHS in the designated region for Take Two referrals into the Aboriginal Team.
  • Provide culturally respectful community consultation for local communities in the designated region regarding Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Children at risk of coming into care, or currently in OOHC.

 In addition to the above, the Senior Clinician will:

  • Have a leadership role in the team and supervise clinicians in the team.
  • Hold more complex cases.

This position can be based state-wide within all regions including North (Wurundjeri Country, Latji Latji Country or Dja Dja Wurrung Country), South East (Boonwurrung Country), Western (Wadawurrung Country, Wurundjeri Country or Wathaurong Country), Hume (Yorta Yorta Country) or Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country or Bunurong Country).

About You

The successful candidate will be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person that brings their cultural knowledge and practice wisdom to inform Take Two’s work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. They will have sound decision-making skills, reflected in excellent clinical judgements and a high degree of self-discipline, reflected in the ability to provide targeted clinical services within strict time-frames. They will have a demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of complex direct service in the clinical assessment and therapeutic support of children, young people and families; and to comply with service delivery towards output and outcomes requirement.

An understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients is essential, along with the willingness to coach and develop others and impart knowledge.

This role is only open to individuals who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

A tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or related discipline is required for this position.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted. Please note that applications will be reviewed and assessed as received, so please submit as soon as possible.

Queries to Adam Dunn - Aboriginal Clinical Team Leader on 9450 4727.

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.

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.

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