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Job Number : 30059
Type and Location : Child & Adolescent / NSW - Other
Listed By : MacKillop Family Services on 25 Mar 2020
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.

 ITC Senior Therapeutic Specialist – Lismore

Psychologists, Social Workers, Family Therapists

ITC Senior Therapeutic Specialist required for Service in Dunoon, Northern NSW.

Become part of a dynamic team and join MacKillop in our commitment to providing high quality services and positive outcomes for young people and their families.

The Senior Therapeutic Specialist works within the Clinical Services Team and reports through to the ITC Manager. This position 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 in their care for and work with the children in the ITC programs and specifically the Intensive Therapeutic Transition Care (ITTC) program.

The ITC services will provide pro-active therapeutic care and have a strong focus on recovery from trauma providing an alternative to long term residential care with a broader range of placement options for children and young people to achieve positive outcomes in education, mental and physical health including permanency in their lives.

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.

Successful applicants must have appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline and a minimum of five years’ experience, in psychology, social work, therapy or Out-of-Home-Care. Experience working with Aboriginal children, families and communities is preferred and an understanding of the challenges experienced in the Child Protection and Out of Home Care systems by Aboriginal children and families is essential. Current registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia or Master’s level qualifications is valued.        

How to Apply:

Click here where you will be redirected to the ITC Senior Therapeutic Specialist 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 Grace Breitkreutz on

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.


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