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Therapeutic Specialist – Youth Residential Services

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Organisation : Uniting Victoria Tasmania

Location : Melbourne (Various locations including Melbourne South Metro, East Metro and Gippsland)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 27 Jan, 2020

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time or Part Time (4 positions) | Maximum Term (12 months) 
  • Various locations including Melbourne South Metro, East Metro and Gippsland


This role will conduct comprehensive assessment and develop Therapeutic Plans to optimise outcomes for young people. 

The position also leads reflective practice sessions with staff to problem-solve and collaboratively develop and review strategies and approaches that promote children and young people’s healing and progress towards desired outcomes.

View the full position description here. 


About you

You have experience in providing high quality practice advice and guidance to professionals working with clients presenting with complex needs and statutory involvement.

You have: 

  • Extensive knowledge of child development and the impact of abuse and neglect
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of trauma informed practice and trauma recovery principles
  • Extensive knowledge of out of home care sector including relevant legislation and regulations

Bachelor level in relevant professional discipline such as social work, psychology or social science is required.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting Victoria Tasmania

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Therapeutic Specialist – Youth Residential Services via Pro Bono Australia.

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