· Permanent Part Time opportunity, 3 days per week
· Great Development Opportunities
· Competitive Salary plus NFP Salary Packaging Options
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for disadvantaged young people who may be homeless, drug dependent and / or recovering from abuse. Youth Off The Streets supports these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal trauma such as neglect, physical, psychological and / or emotional abuse.
It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full-time or part-time job in hand.
The role of Psychologist is to provide a counselling and psychological service to students and their families thereby assisting them to develop to their potential and take responsibility for their life choices through participation in Youth Off The Streets programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Provide psychological treatment to students through individual and group therapy
· Initiate and provide opportunities for students to engage so they feel comfortable to seek assistance, to facilitate growth and change while in our services
· Develop strong rapport with students to ‘break down’ boundaries to counselling and establish an effective therapeutic relationship
· Assess and identify when it is appropriate for students to be referred to other agencies for further assessment or treatment and make this referral, or support program staff to do so, when appropriate
· Conduct psychological assessments (including cognitive, behavioural and mental health) using the appropriate tools and prepare reports for internal and external purposes
· Maintain appropriate assessment tools on behalf of Youth Off The Streets
· Facilitate access to and obtain assessments and documentation required for Special Assistance Schools funding applications
· Assist in the development and review of Behaviour Management and Individual Learning Plans
· Offer counselling, psychological support and/or referral to parents/carers of students to support their social, emotional and educational development
· Maintain up-to-date documentation concerning students and provide reports as required for internal and external purposes
· Provide training, support and mentoring to psychology students on an as needs basis
· Provide support to the Mentor Facilitator with assessment, interview and training during the mentor recruitment process
Essential Requirements include, but are not limited to:
· Registered Psychologist with AHPRA
· Membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
· Experience in administering, scoring and interpreting cognitive, behavioural and mental health assessments, and report writing
· Minimum 3 years’ experience in direct service provision with students in an educational setting
· Experience working with students who present with learning difficulties or intellectual disability
· Experience working with students who are in Out Of Home Care, have complex mental health needs and Alcohol and Other Drug issues
· Experience working with culturally diverse groups
· Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation pertaining to students and their families
· Possess a thorough understanding of the mandatory child protection reporting procedures and values that underpin a child safe organisation
· Have an understanding of adolescent development
Desirable Requirements include, but are not limited to:
· Knowledge of and familiarity with the Central Coast Area
This is a rare opportunity to join a passionate and high profile not for profit organisation that values the current youth of today and the youth of tomorrow.
Please send your resume through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those selected for short-listing may be contacted. Successful applicants will require a full probity check.
Recruiters need not make contact.