Therapeutic Practitioner

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Nowra


22 March 2021


The Therapeutic Practitioner is responsible for the provision of specialised clinical knowledge and skills in regards to children and young people and families with complex presentations referred to the Permanency Support Program, for assessment and treatment, such as one-on-one or group support for children, young people, family and carers. Service delivery will be consistent with Trauma Informed Care, Recovery and Strengths based principals.

The Therapeutic Practitioner will also provide consultation, intervention and training to SCMSAC’s Permanency Support Program.


  • Design, evaluate an assist with the implementation of evidence based Social Work intervention strategies
  • Develop Behaviour Support Plans (BSP) for Children and Young People in consultation with Caseworkers, Children and Young People, their carers and other practitioners, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements
  • Provide information, advocacy, social support, practical help and mentoring to , children and young people in out of home care including their families and carers
  • Develop successful working relationships with service users and their families in the local area
  • Work collaboratively with individuals, their families and their carers to assess their needs, help them to set goals, work out strategies to achieve those goals and help people to develop the skills towards independence
  • Support individuals and their families to build new networks and access support services in their community
  • Build and maintain strong links with public, private, non-government and volunteer services in the local area
  • Ensure assessments and reports are written in a timely manner
  • Participate in monthly, documented support and supervision with the PSP Manager
  • Undertake ongoing training and professional development
  • Actively participate in sector development and network meetings as requested including the provision of training and attending network meeting as requested
  • Conduct relevant research to assist in the improvement and evaluation of services in consultation with management
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure children and young people in the foster care program are protected supported and safe from abuse
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures


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 2019 – 2022.