Senior Mental Health Clinician for a Children's Trauma specialist NFP- Canberra

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per annum

Our Client is a small, but growing NFP which specializes in trauma informed Care, working specifically with Children and their families.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse with a minimum of five years' previous experience within trauma-informed care to join their small but specialist and highly collaborative team in Canberra. This role could progress into a Team Leader position within 6 months for the right candidate who is in search of Team Management opportunities. 

The role:
  • Provide (In many cases; long term) therapeutic support services to children, young people, families and adults.
  • Complete functional behaviour assessments.
  • Develop Positive Behaviour Support plans and other Therapeutic Care Plans, and train staff and carers to implement the plan, along with the participant.
  • Assist participants in addressing underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of these on their life.
  • Work to reduce or eliminate the use of restrictive practices.
  • Conduct intakes (receive referrals, staff allocations).
  • Feedback sessions with parents/carers/case workers/guardians, school staff, etc.
You:
  • Degree qualified in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Mental Health Nursing
  • Minimum of five years' postgraduate working in in related field (Health, Education, Disability or Social Services)
  • Possess thorough understanding and knowledge of complex trauma and its effects.
  • Experience conducting functional assessments and implementing Positive Behavioural support plans that are in line with NDIS requirements 
  • Advanced knowledge in specific interventions for childhood trauma and experience in dyad therapies
  • Experience with Systemic interventions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent formal report writing skills
  • MUST have full working rights to work in Australia
  • A passionate and motivated attitude to work, particularly within a team environment
  • Located in Canberra; or be willing to commute there daily 
  • Willing to work in the office for face to face therapy; occasional 1 day per week WFH for administration days may be permitted.
Desirable
  • 5 plus years of experience working with Children who have suffered direct and complex trauma
Additional Information 
  • A number of probity checks are required including COVID vaccine evidence, holding a current working with children and undertaking a National police check. 
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Date Posted: 23/09/2022 03:07 PM

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