Therapeutic Specialist – ITC-SD

Wesley Home & Residential Care

  • permanent full-time position 
  • based in Carlingford but needs to be mobile across Sydney area to visit clients
  • flexible working hours available (depending on client needs) 
  • assess and identify the therapeutic needs for individual child/young person in consultation with internal and external stakeholders in the intake, client matching and ongoing support planning processes

We are seeking a passionate, dedicated and experienced Therapeutic Specialist to join our team. This is an opportunity to be part of a program and to make a difference in the lives of children and young people. 

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from disability, aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services. 

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program 

Our ITC-SD Program provides support and care to children and young people with a significant disability in a home like environment. The Program aims to facilitate and support these children and young people in their journey to recovery from trauma through personalised therapeutic programs that suit their individual wellbeing and developmental needs.

About the role 

The Therapeutic Specialists forms a multidisciplinary team that support the service delivery teams to achieve the best outcomes for each child/young person:

  • develop, deliver and support the implementation of therapeutic programs and support to suit each child/young person’s needs and goals
  • provide advice and training to the service delivery teams where appropriate
  • review effectiveness of therapeutic programs and plans and modify them as a child/young person’s needs and goals change
  • collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve best outcomes for individual child/young person.

Essential criteria

  • tertiary qualification in Psychology, Allied Heath or relevant equivalent and current registration
  • knowledge and experience in the provision of assessment, consultation and therapeutic interventions for a broad range of vulnerable children or young people 
  • ability to conduct comprehensive clinical assessments and formulate therapeutic, support and intervention plans
  • understanding of key risk factors and the effect of trauma on childhood development
  • understanding of the impact of grief and loss in children and young people
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • proficient computer skills 
  • current NSW driver’s licence and a willingness to travel as required
  • current Working with Children Check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.

Desirable criteria

  • experience in working with children and young people in an accommodation setting 
  • an understanding of the NDIS framework.

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award 2010, Level 6.

A vehicle allowance is available. 

Benefits

You will be able to access a range of benefits including: 

  • Study Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program and Chaplaincy support
  • discounted private health insurance and home loan offers
  • generous salary packaging.

Closing date

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria both essential and desirable. 

For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Helen Wilkinson

Email: helen.wilkinson@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued. 

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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