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Therapeutic Specialist - Psychologist, Social Worker, Counsellor Or Related

CatholicCare Diocese Of Broken Bay - West Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Multiple positions available!
  • Attractive Salary Packaging benefits
  • Supportive team environment
  • About us

    At CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay we work with purpose to make a positive difference in the lives of the children, young people, individuals and families we serve. Whilst we are a Catholic social services agency, we provide services to the whole community regardless of faith. Our services include NDIS disability services, foster care and out of home care supports, services for seniors, children’s services and a range of other supports including allied health, counselling, domestic violence, emergency relief, homelessness and housing assistance, crisis supports and more.

    We are a safe, respectful and inclusive employer. We welcome all applicants, regardless of their cultural background, gender, faith or disability. Our organisation will accommodate any reasonable requests to support you to thrive during the recruitment process and beyond.

    About the role

    The Therapeutic Specialist works to provide support for children and young people within our Permanency Support program who have experienced abuse, trauma or neglect, helping them to meet their goals.

    This position works in line with evidence based practice, and upholds the 10 essential elements of PSP. This is done in collaboration with the broader care team, including Therapeutic Case Managers, and Therapeutic House Supervisors. The Therapeutic Specialist should be outcomes driven, and passionate about creating a healing culture for both young people, and the care team that supports them.

    We have two full time permanent positions available. We also have one full time maternity leave position available until mid-October 2021.


    • Provide robust matching and risk mitigation assessment and recommendations for children and young people entering temporary placement;
    • Administer psychometric assessments, analyse data and inform, coach and guide behavioural advice;
    • Develop transition plans, in collaboration with stakeholders including children or young people;
    • Facilitate Reflective Practice with Youth Workers in a supportive group setting on a regular basis;
    • Work collaboratively with Case Managers and House Supervisors in maintaining a therapeutic approach in line with the “10 essential elements” of PSP, and evidence based practice;
    • Lead by example, and encourage strong work/ life boundaries and a focus on self-care;
    • Provide planned exit and transition of care for individuals leaving care.

    Skills & experience

    • Tertiary qualifications Psychology, Social Work, Counselling or related discipline;
    • Current registration, or willingness and capability to obtain registration, with the professional body relevant to the qualification;
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Therapeutic Care setting or working in a clinical environment with children and young people in Out of Home Care;
    • A thorough understanding of the theories relating to and the impact of trauma, abuse and neglect on a person's development and well-being as well as carryover effects into adulthood;
    • Current Driver's License (and access to an insured vehicle);

    Culture and Benefits

    Please find attached a video about what it means to work at CatholicCare. We also offer:

    • The opportunity to make a difference to families, children and young people in the community;
    • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities;
    • Access to in-house and external training and learning opportunities;
    • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; as well as
    • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

    How to apply

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume. 

    Apply Now!

    CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All child related roles are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.Completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position

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West Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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