Child Therapist

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Nowra

The Child Therapist will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team to provide counselling, art therapy, family therapy and mediation to children and their families.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
25 September 2020

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

The Child Therapist is responsible for providing Provide and their families. Through the provision of counselling/therapy, mentoring and advocacy, the program aims to work with local primary schools to build resilience, empowerment and increase the overall wellbeing of Aboriginal children and their families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Ensure counselling is aimed at enhancing the child’s capacity for achieving and sustaining valued relationships
  • Provide art therapy, play therapy and mediation to Aboriginal Children between the ages of 5-12 years’ in targeted local primary schools
  • Establish effective working relationships with targeted local primary schools and key personnel, targeted local communities and relevant organisations
  • Advocate on behalf of Aboriginal children at school with their parents, carers and teachers including building good rapport and maintaining open communication to ensure the appropriate needs of participants are identified and supported. This may include assisting with family crisis situations relating to the young person where appropriate
  • Undertake a variety of administrative duties including correspondence, database management and record keeping
  • Participate in team, section and all of staff meetings and provide reports as and when required
  • Participation in the development, implementation and maintenance of ongoing quality assurance activities
  • Understanding of and capacity to implement EEO, WH&S, ethical practice and principles of a culturally diverse society
  • Undertake relevant training as and when required
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or delegate

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.