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Manager Psychologist - Permanency Support Program

Uniting (NSW.ACT)
  • Inspiring and connecting, imagining and doing - join Uniting as we take real steps to make the world a  better place
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for children, young people, carers and families

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach.

About the role

  • This role is responsible for leading a small team of psychologists providing psychological assessments, behaviour support plans, advice to caseworkers, carers, parents and family about the implementation of plans, and specialist psychological support to the multidisciplinary support team in their work with children and young people
  • This role is a flexible full or part time role, and works to maximise outcomes for children and young people (under 18 years of age) by assessing and recommending evidence based, individualised strategies for them, along with plans to build the capacity of families and carers to develop the strengths of each individual
  • For more details refer to the attached job description

About you

  • Registration as psychologist through Psychology Board of Australia
  • Experience dealing with challenging behaviours using positive behavioural support to build social skills
  • Experience working with children with a background of trauma and understanding of child protection issues
  • Experience dealing with clients who have a plan that incorporates the use of psychotropic medication and other restrictive practices
  • Ability to coach others to implement, maintain and review strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to empathise and maintain a person centred approach
  • Confidence to challenge thinking and leadership, for example, in questioning PSP placements

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • Work you’ll be proud of
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including:
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organisation excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

Please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org, using the subject line: Senior Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs, for more information.

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