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Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice

Job Description

·         Join Victoria's new ground-breaking youth justice centre near Werribee (20 mins from Melbourne)

·         Deliver clinical programs enabling rehabilitation of children and young people in custody with highly complex needs

·         Administer criminogenic and other targeted programs to achieve sustained behaviour change in children and young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct

·         Make our community safer by helping children and young people build better futures for themselves at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.

Create Change from the Inside Out 

The young people we work with can make remarkable changes in their lives. For many, those changes will begin at the new state-of-the-art Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct (Cherry Creek). 

The facility will offer innovative services aimed at reducing reoffending and giving young people the skills to make the most of their lives when they return to the community.  

Doing this work well will make our state a safer place to live.  

Be part of the change you want to see, join the workforce at Cherry Creek. 

 The opportunity 

·         AHP 4.1 Role earning $106,534- $128,897 per year plus super.

·         Deliver targeted psychosocial and multi-systemic needs-based programs for children and young people at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.  

·         Collaborate with various stakeholders to implement evidence based clinical assessments enabling rehabilitative outcomes.

·         Provide guidance and support to a team of Behaviour Support Specialists, Youth Justice Workers and other staff delivering rehabilitative services at Cherry Creek Youth Justice Precinct.

·         Relocation allowance is available for eligible candidates.

The Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will report to the Senior Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice. The Clinician, Child and Adolescent Practice will provide evidence-based clinical assessments and deliver targeted criminogenic and non-criminogenic programs facilitated on an individual or group basis to children and young people at Cherry Creek as part of the overarching rehabilitation services model. 

Responsibilities include:

Support and give specialist advice to a team of behaviour support specialists, youth justice workers, extended operations team to create best practise outcomes for children and young people.

Complete comprehensive case notes, prepare treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders. 

Undertake research and analysis in specialist clinical portfolio area for input into recommendations to senior staff and provide continuous feedback and contributions to improve practice and responsiveness.

Lead initiatives and manage quality assurance to support implementation of the child safe standards across internal and external clinical teams by providing guidance and expertise on child and adolescent development, knowledge on interventions and policy.

To be successful in the role, you will have knowledge of key issues impacting youth justice with experience working directly with children and young people.

 Qualifications Required 

General registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); or

Eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW); or

Credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses; or

Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

Up to $10,000 is currently being offered to cover relocation expenses. This reimbursement can be used for moving costs, travel costs, removalist hire or temporary accommodation so talk to our recruitment team when you apply! For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached. 

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