Shepparton, VIC

Therapeutic Specialist

ARISE Program

  • Part-time (30.4 hours per week)
  • Permanent Ongoing Position
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including salary packaging

The Foundation currently provides a range of therapeutic care programs in foster care and residential care in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory. The Foundation is responsible for delivering the specialist therapeutic services within these programs which are delivered in partnership with a range of foster and residential care providers.

About the program:

The ARISE model of care has a focus on working collaboratively with care teams to deliver a holistic, coordinated response that meets the developmental, safety and therapeutic needs of young people who use family violence in the home, whilst ensuring targeted interventions are also in place for impacted family members. All interventions delivered through ARISE will promote the safety and wellbeing of young people and their families, whilst addressing trauma, and building capacity for emotional regulation through healthy attachment relationships.

About the role:

Within the program, the Therapeutic Specialist position is employed and managed by the agency to which they are employed. This role provides counselling and group programs to address the impacts of family violence for children, young people and their parents/carers. The role also has a clinical leadership focus with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people within their particular care setting, and works closely with professionals and carers to develop trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to support children and young people recovering from family violence.

About You – Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DFFH, other agencies and the community.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients.
  • A current driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children check or equivalent

Remuneration & Benefits:

The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications.

In joining a strong, values-based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • A competitive base salary plus superannuation, plus salary package, equipment provided, including a work mobile phone and tablet
  • A generous professional development allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to our International Childhood Trauma Conference every 2 years

To Apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

To apply for this exciting opportunity please click here, where you will be redirected to our candidate portal.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please contact Bree Roberts – HR Officer at recruitment@childhood.org.au

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Shepparton, VIC

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