About Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island is an Australian Territory located in the Pacific Ocean, 1400 km from Brisbane, 1600 km form Sydney and 1000 km from Auckland. Enjoying a sub-tropical climate, Norfolk Island offers a relaxed, unique and friendly lifestyle within world class holiday surroundings.
About the service
The Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) provides primary and acute care, residential aged care and community health services to Norfolk Island's residents and visitors. The Child and Family Wellbeing Unit reports to the Director of NIHRACS and operates from a separate off-site location. The Unit comprises a multi-disciplinary team of NIHRACS staff providing health and welfare services to children, young people and families. The Child, Youth and Family Clinician position is a key role in the Child and Family Wellbeing Unit and reports to the Unit Manager.
The role of the Child, Youth and Family Clinician will focus on the delivery of a range of appropriate therapies and counselling services, including drug and alcohol counselling, to children, young people and their families. The purpose of this role is to increase mental health service provision on Norfolk Island to enhance prevention, early identification, intervention, and management of mental health conditions for children, young people and their families on Norfolk Island. The aim is to improve health and social wellbeing.
The position will work collaboratively with other professionals, to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment, advice and support to individuals and families.
The position is a full-time, non-ongoing position for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension. A discretionary relocation reimbursement will form part of the package. The Clinician may be required to respond to calls on the after-hours crisis line on a rotating roster. The position will contribute to building a robust and integrated service system on Norfolk Island. The successful applicant will ideally have experience working in small or isolated communities.
Norfolk Island Health & Residential Aged Care Services (NIHRACS) is committed to improving the care provided to our patients in line with our vision of Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV together with an explanation of how you meet the following selection criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Extensive experience working with children and young people with a range of psychosocial and co-morbidity issues whilst engaging their families and carers, with the ability to conduct thorough mental health assessments.
- Demonstrated knowledge, experience and skills in the provision of a range of evidence based therapeutic modalities to children, young people and their families
- Relevant training and experience in trauma informed care and drug and alcohol counselling.
- High level interpersonal, communication and organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively with other professionals in providing joint case management of clients.
- Proven ability to make decisions, use good judgement, expertise and knowledge, under limited guidance.
- Experience in the provision and facilitation of group work programs.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications as a Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist, or Mental Health Social Worker registered with, or eligible to be registered with Medicare as a Mental Health Provider. A Social Worker must be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) and meet the standards for 'Mental Health Social Worker 1999'. Registered with AHPRA or relevant professional body.
- Possession of a current Working with Children Check from an Australian jurisdiction that provides clearance to work with vulnerable people
- Possession of a current Australian driver's license and willingness to acquire a Norfolk Island driver's licence.