About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
About the role
The purpose of the Clinician role is to give priority to the safety and well-being of children and young people by providing high quality assessment, consultative and referral services to support the permanency goals of children and young people in out of home care. This role is based in Dubbo and is permanent, part time – 19 hours.
- Provide clinical knowledge and expertise to support young people in a range of LWB Intensive Therapeutic Care Homes.
- Participate in discussions between LWB and relevant agencies to ensure that each child/young person is provided care that meets their needs for permanency
- Participate in CARE and TCI training ensuring that these frameworks and tools are used to inform planning for young people in the service
- Undertake risk and safety assessment and consultation to support decision making for age appropriate behaviour assessment and interventions
- Ensure all necessary documents and information, legal documentation, positive behaviour support plans and assessments in relation to the child/young person, and their families is received from the relevant government and non-government agencies.
- Communicate and act in ways that are consistent with Life Without Barriers Values of Responsive, Imaginative, Courageous, Respectful and Relationships
Skills & Experience
- Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with the professional body or Psychology board of Australia to practice as a psychologist.
- Current Drivers Licence
- Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning intervention for young people under 18 years of age who exhibit a range of behaviours of concern especially high risk behaviours.
- Demonstrated experience in implementing client–centred / family-centred interventions.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience working in a culturally sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches
- Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver high quality outcomes within agreed timeframes.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).
Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)
How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, to apply go to https://www.lwb.org.au/about-us/careers-2/job-search-results/view/3312130 and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 28 April 2019