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Senior Clinician

BERRY STREET - Eaglemont, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Eaglemont office and Hurstbridge Farm, Wurundjeri Country
  • Permanent, Part Time 0.5 FTE position
  • Salary package full time equivalent up to $115,000pa pro rata (inclusive of base salary ($97K), super and salary packaging)
  • Additional km reimbursement for work travel

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.

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 many programs providing individual, dyadic and systemic client facing services. Currently this role will works within the Hurstbridge Farm which is an out of home care facility run by DHHS. This role will provide therapeutic support to the residential care workers and young people who predominately identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical assessment, consultancy and therapeutic support to the Therapeutic Residential Care program at Hurstbridge Farm. This position is an outreach position which will involve significant periods of time at the residential unit. Some travel is required for this position.
  • Provision of high-quality assessment and advice relating to the care of Child Protection clients referred to the Take Two program
  • Provision of counselling and therapeutic interventions for children, young people and their families
  • Provide secondary consultation and support to DHHS and Community Service Organisations via Care Team for the clients
  • Contribute to the research and training components of the Take Two program
  • Have a leadership role in the team and supervise clinicians in the team
  • Provide culturally respectful community consultation for local communities in the designated region regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

About You

Our ideal candidate will be well respected in the community, have a strong cultural awareness and have sound experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, young people and children. They will have established 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. You will have a demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of complex direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families. You will also have had experience within the Out of Home Care sector.

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 also requires a minimum Bachelor level qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Family Therapy, Child Psychotherapy or a relevant field.

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 applications will be reviewed and assessed as received.

Queries to Shaune Barry - Clinical Manager: 9400 4700

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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