Senior Therapeutic Specialist - Newcastle

Senior Therapeutic Specialist - Newcastle

Job Title: Senior Therapeutic Specialist - Newcastle
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Salary: $100,000 - $115,000 + package
Reference: 3114401
Contact Name: Chloe Barton
Contact Email: chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au
Job Published: March 10, 2020 17:02

Job Description

Senior Therapeutic Specialist - Newcastle
Beaumont People are recruiting for a Senior Therapeutic Specialist to join a growing NFP based Newcastle
  • Full time Perm role
  • Provide therapeutic support to young people in care
  • Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care (ITTC)
The role: 
Working as part of the newly rolled out Intensive Therapeutic Care contract, we are recruiting for an experienced Manager for the Newcastle region.

This is a newly developed role pivotal to the organisation. The Senior Therapeutic Specialist collaborates with staff across the organisation working within a Multidisciplinary team, including House Managers, Caseworkers and Therapeutic Specialists to ensure that all decisions reflect the child or young persons' unique needs and, are guided by principles of trauma informed care and permanency planning.
This role will require you to:
  • provide therapeutic trauma informed Reflective Practice and supervision, training, support and consultation to staff you directly supervise
  • work closely with both internal and external agencies to educate, support and lead the delivery of appropriate therapeutic interventions for children and young people who have experienced significant trauma
  • lead and coordinate the collection of data and reporting as required by Department of Community & Justice (DCJ)
  • work closely with the DCJ, Central Access Unit (CAU) and Child and Family District Units (CFDU) in taking new referrals and identifying referral pathways for young people leaving the service
  • contribute to the Strategic and Operational Planning of the organisation. 
  • collaborate with House Managers and Caseworkers to establish a safe and therapeutic environment or all young people.  
A bit about you:

This role will suit a collaborative and analytical applicant who is committed to providing therapeutic support to both our young people in care and our staff within these programs. The successful applicant will need to possess:
  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or a related discipline with the relevant professional body/peak association
  • Demonstrated experience in a management role within the community sector
  • Experience in working effectively with the issues faced by children and young people who have a complex trauma background, and a demonstrated capacity to assist staff to provide treatment to young people
  • Ability to lead and manage a team; develop and maintain motivated, professional and grow an inclusive team culture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level organisational skills, time management and project management skills.
  • Hold an unrestricted NSW driver's licence and be open to undertaking pre employment checks including WWCC and national police check  
Benefits to you:
  • Full time, permanent opportunity
  • Join a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment.
  • Join a strong and experience clinical team, with regular supported supervision
  • Fantastic opportunities for career grow
If you are looking for a Managerial role with real opportunities for growth and development, where you can make a real difference to young people then this may just be the role for you. Apply today and submit your resume and a short cover letter expressing your interest in this role

For more information, please get in touch with Chloe on 02 9279 2777 or email chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au.  

This role is advertised without a closing date, all applications will be reviewed as they are received so please send your application through A.S.A.P.