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Therapeutic Practitioner – Aboriginal Children’s Healing Team

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Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Frankston/Chirnside Park)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Families, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $74,000 - $84,000

Application closing date : 4 Jun, 2019

About the role

  • Full time
  • Frankston/ Chirnside Park
  • $74,000 – $84,000

Aboriginal Children’s Healing Team provides therapeutic cultural and trauma informed assessments and intervention plans to support the care and healing of Aboriginal infants, children and young people who present with symptoms of trauma and have experienced cultural, social, emotional neglect or deprivation or physical abuse. ACHT provides high quality culturally embedded trauma informed therapeutic services for carers and families. ACHT assist case managers and care teams to develop a therapeutic web of support and protection when working with Aboriginal children.

ACHT Therapeutic Practitioner will provide:

  • Culturally and trauma informed assessment of children in the program for each allocated client.
  • Written reports and therapeutic goal and intervention plans with timelines and review as per program requirements.
  • Time limited clinically indicated therapeutic interventions that have been agreed to in supervision, with carers, families and children, including carer/parent coaching, dyadic and family work as required.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Commitment to VACCA’s vision and purpose.
  • Awareness and appreciation of the resilience of Aboriginal people and cultures and the role of resilience in healing.
  • Two years supervised experience providing assessment and therapeutic services for children, young people and their families or carers.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide trauma informed culturally safe therapeutic assessment and practice with Aboriginal children and young people, including dyadic therapy and culturally informed psychoeducation and coaching with carers and families.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with DHS, other agencies and the community.

Application deadline is Tuesday, June 4, 2019

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation’s vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Therapeutic Practitioner - Aboriginal Children's Healing Team via Pro Bono Australia.


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