ITC Senior Therapeutic Specialist
MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse.
MacKillop works across New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Each young person and family we work with is protected, nurtured and given the chance to build a brighter future.
MacKillop Family Services is an accredited provider of The Sanctuary Model. Sanctuary supports organisations to provide a safe and caring environment for people affected by trauma, and to maintain a culture that reflects these qualities at every level within the organisation.
A Permanent Full-time opportunity is available within our Intensive Therapeutic Transition Care Program where you can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable young people.
About the role:
Working closely with the Managers, program staff and other service partners in the management of complex cases and practice quality issues, you will provide specialist expertise, case consultancy, review and promote reflective and evidence-based practice. In addition, this role will supervise other Therapeutic Specialists (TS) in the ITTC program as well as other TSs in other parts of the Intensive Therapeutic Care program. The position carries a half case-load.
The Senior Therapeutic Specialist is responsible for guiding and supporting carer and staff interactions with children and young people, conducting assessments, developing therapeutic treatment plans and leading reflective practice to support carers and staff to develop their therapeutic skills. In addition, the Senior Therapeutic Specialist will as required provide therapeutic services including Family Therapy directly to the children, young people and families who are clients of our services.
The STS, as part of the Clinical Services team, and as directed by the Principal Practitioner, will work closely with the Managers, program staff and other service partners in the management of complex cases and practice quality issues. This includes the provision of specialist expertise and assistance, case consultancy and review and the promotion of reflective and evidence-based practice.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
Benefits on offer:
· Generous Salary Packaging of up to $15,900
· Ongoing training and career development opportunities
· Employee Assistance Program to support your wellbeing
You must have:
How to Apply:
Follow this link where you will be redirected to the Senior Therapeutic Therapist vacancy within MacKillop's careers page. On this page please refer to the How to Apply section at the bottom, this will take you to our recruitment portal.
Please make sure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the PD as part of your application.
For more information, please contact Trisha Avenell on Trisha.Avenell@mackillop.org.au or 02 6616 1200.
MacKillop promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
It is essential that applicants hold a valid state appropriate driver's licence and working rights to work in Australia. Applicants must also hold or be eligible to hold a valid state appropriate Working With Children Check. Police Checks also form part of MacKillop's recruitment process.
MacKillop Family Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the communities where we work.
Applications close Mon Aug 10 2020