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Job Number : 32735
Type and Location : Clinical / Adelaide
Listed By : Government of South Australia, Department for Human Services on 23 Feb 2021
Clinical Manager, Enhanced Support Team (EST)

Youth Justice are seeking a Clinical Manager to establish the Enhanced Support Team (EST).

Are you an experienced psychologist who loves working in a multi-disciplinary environment, and is keen to take the lead in establishing a new service delivery area?

Do you have great leadership skills and feel you can support and manage a team of experienced allied health staff to deliver exceptional professional services?

Do you have a strong social justice ethos and the desire to make a real difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people in the community?

Are you committed to the ongoing development of culturally proficient allied health services?

If you like to think creatively, work flexibly, problem-solve complex challenges and have great variety in your work role, then please consider joining Youth Justice Services.

The Clinical Manager, EST will provide leadership of high-quality evidence-based assessment and behaviour support planning for children and young people in custody who have complex co-occurring needs including major mental health disorders, intellectual, cognitive and communication impairments, developmental and other disabilities which underpin their engagement in challenging behaviour.

 The Clinical Manager, EST position will be accountable to:

·         Ensure the effective and timely identification and assessment of residents requiring an enhanced support response.

·         Provide expert advice on a range of clinical and forensic consultation services to Senior Managers and operational staff in the custodial environment.

·         Define and direct appropriate supervision and effective therapeutic activities and resident management techniques.

·         Coordinate and supervise multidisciplinary staff within the Enhanced Support Team to ensure the effective, sustainable maintenance of assessment, behaviour support planning and consultation and therapeutic services.

·         Provide expert advice to relevant stakeholders regarding management strategies for residents with complex needs and challenging behaviours.

·         Effectively implement and integrate relevant departmental resident management policies, activities and services for residents with enhanced support needs.

Benefits of working within Youth Justice:

·         Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people and their families.

·         Opportunity to be involved with projects that are related to your work but may not be your core business. This enables you to be connected to the broader goals of the division and department and share knowledge across business units.

·         Ongoing learning and respect for Aboriginal culture, Youth Justice demonstrates a commitment to ongoing improvement in cultural awareness and responsiveness.

·         Opportunity to think creatively about how you apply your professional knowledge to help change young people’s lives.

·         Work flexibility regarding hours and location.

·         Access to professional supervision and paid professional development.

Essential: A Masters level qualification in Clinical or Forensic or other Applied Psychology and registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise as a Psychologist. Psychology Board of Australia status as a Board Approved Supervisor.

Specific Condiitions: A endorsement as a Clinical or Forensic Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia is desirable. Successful applicant will be required to hold a National Police Check (NPC) and satisfactorily complete an Employment-related Screening Check where this is required for the role prior to being employed.Some out of hours work, and intra and interstate travel involving overynigh absences, may be required. Must hold a current Australian issued Driver's Licence (equivalent to minimum class 'C' - South Australian), which must be maintained. Incubment must be willing and able to drive all government vehicles within their licence classification during the course of their duties.

Additional Information: You are required to submit a cover letter which should be no longer than two pages addressing how your skills, attributes, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers and attach your current resume via the online application form. For further information and how to apply for this role please visit our DHS website

 Enquiries to:  Ms Louisa Hackett, 8169 1406/0417 892 034 Email:

Role Status: Term up to 30/6/2022

Vacancy ID:  426805

Applications close:  8/3/2021



Contact Details
Ms Louisa Hackett

8169 1406/0417 892 034

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