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Position: Psychologist/Social Worker

Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Psychology or Social Work and current membership with AHPRA or the Australian Social Work Association
  • Demonstrated skills in psychology or social work, including the ability to manage a complex paediatric caseload
  • Ability to assess and provide strategies to parents of children 0 – 8 years of age who exhibit a range of behavioural and emotional disorders
  • Ability to facilitate group programs involving children and/or families
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) including negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Psychologist/ Social Worker you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please ensure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

9 January 2022

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on 02 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au




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