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Child & Young Person Psychologist

Organisation : Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre

Location : Sydney (Inner West)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Families, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Mental Health, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Sep, 2020

About the role

The Child and Young Person (CYP) Psychologist provides therapy, counselling and assessment services with children and young people (pre-school – 18ys) who are currently engaged with WAGEC’s services, programs and accommodation, and experiencing mental health difficulties and complex psychosocial needs.

The CYP Psychologist provides clinical services as part of an integrated service response to women and children who are escaping domestic violence, and who are homeless and/or facing social disadvantage.

WAGEC’s holistic client approach includes crisis responses, medium term housing, case management groups programs, tailored programs and clinical services. Our ultimate aim is to create a safer future for women and families.

WAGEC’s client services are underpinned by a feminist, client-centred, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach. The CYP Psychologist will provide a person-centred, recovery-oriented therapeutic approach, incorporating whole of person, family systems and life course approaches.

This role will work with and report to the Director of Clinical Governance and will actively contribute to evaluation of the program. This is a privately funded two-year program and evaluation.

The core responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Offer psychological assessment, treatments and interventions for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family difficulties.
  • Contribute to the overall performance of the clinical service program and compliance with quality standards, legal requirements and organisational goals.
  • Maintain a healthy professional identity.
  • Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture and safety.

Full details are available in the position description.

Check out our range of work at www.wagec.org.au.

If you have any questions, please call/email us before making an application.

WAGEC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse staff team.

If you think you have what it takes to do this role, but you don’t meet our selection criteria, please get in touch anyway to discuss your situation. We recognise that sometimes the right person for a job is based in personal qualities and not just qualifications.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Women's and Girls' Emergency Centre

The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation. We deliver a range of crisis and medium-term accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

For over 40 years we have been doing this work across the lands of the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney’s inner city and inner west regions), and working in partnership with community, business and government stakeholders.

Our Vision
A safe future for women and families.

Our Mission
WAGEC is a not for profit, charity based in inner city Sydney and the inner west, New South Wales.
We create safe spaces for women and families impacted by the effects of homelessness, domestic and family violence and systemic disadvantage.
We create enduring change in times of crisis through access to safety, housing and material support.
We work with our communities to advocate social change.
We are trauma-informed and culturally appropriate in our practice.

Our Values
Our values underpin our guiding principles and the way we work. We are:

  • Flexible and focused on our clients
  • Creative and professional in all our work
  • Always respectful and inclusive
  • We act with integrity
  • We are proactive
  • We are compassionate
  • We are feminist in our approach

Our approach allows us to think holistically as we work with clients and look beyond the immediate state to future possibilities and collaborations.
We believe that a strong work ethic and values are crucial to achieving our vision.

How to apply

Position Description : CYP Psychologist Sept 2020
  1. Read the position description available on our website and check out our range of services at www.wagec.org.au
  2. If you have any questions, please call/email us before making an application
  3. Send us your application which should contain:
    • Your 2-3-page CV, and
    • A cover letter (maximum 2-pages) telling us why you think you are the best person to fill this role and what characteristics you will bring to the WAGEC team.
  4.  Applications close at 9.00am (Sydney time) 25 September 2020.
  5. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@wagec.org.au
  6. Interviews will be held on 6 August 2020.

For Further Information:
Meredith Turnbull WAGEC Recruitment Consultant
Phone: 0437 880 010 Email: recruitment@wagec.org.au 


Please quote in application: Child & Young Person Psychologist via Pro Bono Australia.


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