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Job Number : 30038
Type and Location : Psychologist / NSW - Other
Listed By : Settlement Services International on 19 Mar 2020
Child and Family Psychologist - OOHC - Newcastle
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.
SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.  
SSI Multicultural Foster Care
SSI delivers an out-of-home care service that provides a culturally appropriate model of foster care for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0–18 years.
Staff and bilingual support workers work closely with community organisations and leaders, women’s groups, religious organisations, schools and other relevant services to support foster carers, birth families, and children in care. Wherever possible, SSI supports children to remain connected with their culture, religion and language, an approach that has been shown to lead to better outcomes for children.
Provide psychological consultation sessions to OOHC children, young people and their carers within a multicultural framework, including preparation of behaviour management plans for children as required in consultation with the OOHC team
Contribute to the development and improvement of the program activities, collate evidence, monitor client outcome data and provide reports for manager and SSI review
Provide practice understanding of SSI clinical standards and in particular OOHC standards for Case Managers and Team Leaders
  •  Full registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Post Graduate training in working with children and families
  • Minimum 3-5 years clinical experience, familiar with trauma-informed approaches, Care and Protection practice framework for children, young people and carers, knowledge of legislation and requirements
  • Significant experience in clinical services across a range of program areas and populations, including work with CALD clients and Out Of Home Care programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and sound written communication skills
  • Are able to work 3 days per week
  • Work experience within multicultural family services
  • Bilingual
  • Experience in delivering frontline training
  • Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter.

We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!
Our workplace reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.   
We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or call 02 8799 6700 and ask for the talent team.
Contact Details
Nadia 0422 304 578


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