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 –
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
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 Grace.Breitkreutz@mackillop.org.au
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.