Therapeutic Practitioner

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • Located at our Nowra (North St) Office

13 October 2023


The Therapeutic Practitioner provides therapeutic supports to SCMSAC Child and Family Services. The Therapeutic Practitioner provides consultation, intervention and training to SCMSAC’s Child and Family Services. Service delivery will be consistent with Trauma Informed Care, Recovery and Strengths based principles.

    • Ensure that Behaviour Support Plans for CYP are completed and updated in line with Office of Children’s Guardian (OCG) standards and uploaded to CDS by their due date.
    • Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions to the referrals allocated to you.
    • Ensure all documentation is accurate and uploaded to the database within three business days of an interaction, including consultation notes, assessments, reports, group work, case notes, therapy notes and training.
    • Conduct relevant research to assist in the improvement and evaluation of services in consultation with management.
    • Conduct relevant research to assist in the improvement and evaluation of services in consultation with management.
    • Provide information, advocacy, social support, practical help and mentoring to children and young people in out of home care including their families and carers, in a culturally appropriate way.
    • Provide therapeutic consultations and written recommendations as requested across Child and Family Services.
    • Participate in and, where relevant, facilitate Complex Case Reviews, Group Reflective Practice, as well as staff and carer training.
    • Initiate contact with all referrals allocated within two business days.
    • Attend relevant meetings. Be punctual, prepared, and ready to participate.
    • Actively participate in monthly documented support and supervision sessions.
    • Participate in annual performance review.
    • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or delegate.

    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 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 2022-2025.

    Being vaccinated against Covid-19 is a requirement of this role, to ensure that SCMSAC fulfils its WHS obligations. The incumbent must remain up to date with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) national advice regarding vaccines and booster shots or, provide evidence exemption eligibility.