Assessments Australia, a MAX Solutions company, is looking for fully registered Psychologists with extensive experience in Out of Home Care (OoHC) and/or Child Protection (CP) to join our team of Assessors performing Relative Kinship Care Assessments and/or Foster Care Reviews for our new clients in South Australia.
Assessments Australia strongly encourages candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with OoHC and CP experience to apply.
If you have extensive experience completing complex OoHC and/or CP assessments, and you are looking to add to your broader professional activities or seeking a more flexible work life, please submit your application today.
This position is casual or sessional in nature, and is well suited as part of your broader professional activities, or where you are seeking greater flexibility. You will have the ability to negotiate your own diary and accept referrals based on your current availability.
We currently require a number of Assessors located in South Australia. Please note, this is not an office based role. Assessments are typically conducted at the clients' homes, and the reports are completed in the comfort of your own home office. Your availability to travel to regional locations will be highly regarded.
Comprehensive training and accreditation in the assessment tool will be provided, as well as induction and ongoing professional development and support.
To be eligible to apply for these roles you must be an Australian resident or hold an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.
Your background and capabilities should include:
- Fully registered Psychologist eligible for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Minimum 3 years’ experience completing complex trauma informed OoHC and/or CP assessments
- A sound understanding of the various SA Child Welfare legislations and standards, best practice and current research regarding trauma informed assessments
- Step By Step (SBS) 2016 accreditation is desirable, training can be provided for Pathway A candidates
- Experience in working with indigenous and CALD communities is desirable
- Strong assessment skills (critical thinking, gathering / analysing / synthesising information)
- Strong face-to-face interviewing skills
- Strong report writing skills (quality and efficiency)
- Excellent interpersonal skills