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Company:
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Category:
Community Services >
Children, youth & family services

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Regional NSW
Australia

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About us

 

The Department of Communities and Justice carries an important purpose across many areas of its work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

 

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

 

Part of the Department of Communities and Justice, Psychological & Specialist Services are responsible for delivering trauma informed, evidence based assessment and interventions for children, young people and families ensuring they have the best possible outcomes.

 

About the role

 

If you are a motivated team player, resilient in challenging situations, committed to evidence-based practice and bringing about change in vulnerable children’s lives, we encourage you to apply. The role is open to psychologists with general registration, registered psychologists with endorsements and those who are provisionally (or able to be) registered.

 

The role:

 

  • Specialises in trauma informed therapeutic assessment and intervention

  • Based on assessment and formulation, develops and implements treatment plans for children, young people, families and carers

  • Equips staff through training and reflective practice sessions

  • Provides  specialist consultation to guide casework practice

 

Essential requirements of the role

 

Tertiary qualifications in Psychology recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia, either:

 

  • full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, or provisional registration with an ability to fulfill full registration within the relevant timeframes.

  • Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention in the context of child abuse/neglect

  • Current driver’s licence

 

About you

 

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must have:

 

  • Ability to administer, and an understanding of the reliability and validity, of standardised and non-standardised psychological tests, questionnaires and rating scales.
  • Scientist-practitioner approach to assessment, formulation and provision of evidence-based intervention to address the behavioural, emotional, cognitive, and attachment needs of the child or family.

  • An understanding of the application of psychological theory, assessment and intervention when working with Aboriginal children, young people and families.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills; both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work as a member of a specialised team and to provide regular reports to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work independently, and to prioritise workload

 

What we can offer you/Benefits

 

  • 4 weeks annual leave per year of service

  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits

  • Flexible work practices

  • Opportunities for continuing professional development and career progression

 

Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

When applying you will need to submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role and attach an up-to-date resume (maximum of 5 pages)

 

Closing date:  17 September 2021 at 11:59 pm

 

For role enquiries please contact Erin Stuckey on 0484 602 378 or via email at: erin.stuckey@facs.nsw.gov.au

 

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact our team on (02) 9765 3829.

 

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

 

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014

  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

 

IMPORTANT

 

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

 

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

 

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

 

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

 

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact (02) 9765 3042 or via email at anjy.fayad@facs.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

 

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