About the role
The Senior Practice Advisor (SPA) is responsible for providing high level clinical consultation, supervision and practice guidance across ACSO’s services. The SPA will be directly involved in the development, implementation and regular review of the ACSO practice framework and will assist and support the organisation to embed evidence-based practice across all frontline services.
The SPA will also provide training and reflective practice sessions, conduct regular reviews and audits regarding ACSO’s clinical practice and develop and present high-quality reports.
What we’re looking for
- Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, or other health-related field, including registration with governing association where relevant.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of evidence-based clinical and practice frameworks that apply to the clients that interface with ACSO
- Strong background in risk assessment, including formal training in specific risk assessment tools and risk management approaches, and a sound understanding of clinical governance frameworks
- Strong background in offence-specific treatment (group and individual) and a working knowledge of a variety of clinical approaches with special category offences and clients with complex needs
- Sound working knowledge of the criminal justice system, legislative frameworks and related Acts, and a comprehensive understanding of forensic psychology
- High level of skill in building collaborative relationships, negotiation, influence and change management, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills
What ACSO can offer you
- Full time, permanent position available – Richmond location!
- $90,400 base salary + 9.5 % superannuation ($99k approx. package) + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket!)
- Paid parental leave
- 17.5% annual leave loading
- Learning and development opportunities
- Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program
- Flexible working arrangements
How ACSO will support you
We understand how demanding the nature of our work can be. That’s why we provide support for your career, professional development and well-being in a variety of ways:
- An opportunity to participate in a specialised induction and professional development
- Clinical supervision from industry leaders and collaboration with a dedicated clinical services director
- Flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid arrangement consisting of office and work from home arrangements (subject to approval)
- Debriefing for the first 12 months and regular reflective practice
- Ongoing professional development including foundation, theory and on-the-job mentoring
- Internal and external conferences and study leave
- Research working groups
Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance before they commence employment in this position.
About the organisation
The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.
The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.
How to apply
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