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RESIDENTIAL CLINICIAN | WOLLONGONG | CONTRACT TIL JUNE 2017

LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS- WOLLONGONG,

WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500 CASUAL, TEMP

-Work for one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Australia
-Develop your skills and knowledge in an innovative best practice organisation
Attractive Renumeration Package with excellent tax benefits
ABOUT THE ROLE

We are currently seeking a full time Residential Clinician to join our team! This position will be based in Wollongong and you will work across our OOHC homes in the Southern region

You will be required to provide high quality clinical services to clients in Residential Programs across Out of Home Care, as part of a professional multi-disciplinary team.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Life Without Barriers aims to partner with people (including those with disability, in out of home care, the homeless, mental illness or refugees) to change their lives for the better. We value relationships, imagination, courage, responsiveness and we are respectful and caring in all our dealings. At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety.


DUTIES

Provide clinical knowledge and expertise to support clients in a range of Life without Barriers programs.
Provide assessments of clients' cognitive and learning abilities, living skills, emotional and mental health status and behavioural profile.
Develop and monitor intervention plans and strategies around challenging behaviours exhibited by children and young people with high and complex needs including disability and mental health.
Develop and Implement trauma informed skill development programs for children and young people in out-of-home care placements.
Provide input and support around significant life transitions for clients in LWB placements. Such planning would involve assisting the client to develop skills to cope with these major changes, minimise the impact on them and ensure the viability of the transition.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Social Work and current registration or eligibility for registration with the professional body or Psychology board of Australia to practice as a psychologist.
Demonstrated experience in assessing and planning intervention for clients under 18 years of age who exhibit a range of behaviours of concern especially high risk behaviours.
Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated experience in implementing client-centred / family-centred interventions.
Effective time management and organisational skills.

Experience working in a culturally Islander people and a willingness to work and train in culturally appropriate approaches sensitive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait


Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

CULTURE
We want to work with people who are passionate about making a difference; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine, long-lasting relationships; and who are flexible, courageous, and believe in opportunity for all.
We have high expectations but in return, we'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organization. And we'll give you the chance to do work that makes a genuine difference in your community.

At Life Without Barriers we all share the responsibility for child safety.
Life Without Barriers works with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and life-styles. Our clients have varied and different life experiences, physical abilities and skills. We seek to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Child Welfare Social Worker
  • Community Service worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Social Worker - Family
  • Residential Care Worker

EXPECTED AVAILABILITY

  • Weekdays
  • Times Vary
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