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Child and Family Psychologist

Organisation : Settlement Services International (SSI)

Location : Sydney (Parramatta)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Full Time permanent role, working 35hrs per week
  • Based in Parramatta with the opportunity to work from home
  • Competitive salary for the right candidate plus Salary Packaging Options!

SSI Multicultural Foster Care

SSI delivers a specialist out-of-home care service that provides a culturally appropriate model of foster care for children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds aged 0–18 years.

Staff and bilingual support workers work closely with community organisations and leaders, women’s groups, religious organisations, schools and other relevant services to support foster carers, birth families, and children in care. Wherever possible, SSI supports children to remain connected with their culture, religion and language, an approach that has been shown to lead to better outcomes for children.


The Child & Family Psychologist provides evidence informed practice to children, young people and their carers and families in the Multicultural Foster Care Program ( MCFP) in Sydney.

The position requires the successful applicant to provide cultural appropriate clinical assessment and interventions to children and young people. There is also a focus on supporting other members of the team including case managers in working with children and carers.

The role is within a team of psychologists working in SSI in the Clinical Practice Unit who will provide support and peer supervision and guidance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake psychological assessment of children and young people and consultation with carers and families in the MCFP within a multi-cultural framework for the purpose of preparing behaviour management plans for children as required in consultation with the MCFP team.
  • Provide assessment and interventions to children, young people, and families presenting with a range of problems including mental health, trauma and domestic violence. Provide support to carers as required.
  • Provide supervision and trauma informed support to practice staff as required to advance program quality.
  • Contribute to professional development activities for carers and staff in consultation with the MCFP
  • Maintain compliance with professional practice standards and all relevant legislation including statutory reporting of risk of harm to children.

Other duties as directed from time to time within your skills range and capacity.



  • Full registration as a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Post Graduate training in working with children and families
  • Minimum 3-5 years clinical experience, familiar with trauma-informed approaches, Care and Protection practice framework for children, young people and carers, knowledge of legislation and requirements
  • Significant experience in clinical services across a range of program areas and populations, including work with CALD clients and Out Of Home Care programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and sound written communication skills


  • Work experience within multicultural family services
  • Bilingual
  • Experience in delivering frontline training



About our Benefits

  • Salary packaging options to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take-home pay!
  • Industry leading flexible working arrangement supported to work from home and office, including 9-day fortnight;
  • Access to in-house training and learning opportunities for professional development and growth;
  • Access to our inhouse wellbeing programs, three days of culture and well-being leave
  • Working alongside professional and dedicated team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities.
  • Opportunity to work in multiple offices across Sydney

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International (SSI)

Settlement Services International (SSI Group) is a community-based organisation and social business that supports newcomers and Australians to achieve their full potential. Taking an integrated approach how everyone can thrive within the community in which they live and the wider Australian society, we support children, young people and families; people living with disability; and asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Our programs include facilitating employment, multicultural foster care, creating community engagement, advocacy, and influencing government and international affairs and provide though leadership within our sector nationally and globally.

How to apply

At SSI we have a zero-tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

SSI requires all employees to have received the required doses of Covid-19 Vaccination as a condition of ongoing employment. All successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including reference checks, confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination via digital certificate, WWCC, a Criminal History Check and NDIS Screening check (if applicable) as a reasonable condition of employment.

We encourage candidates to provide a cover letter along with your resume, by submitting online. Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will g uide you through our process and next steps.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment, or want to update your preferred method of communication, please email

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following video may contain images and footage of deceased persons – viewer discretion is advised.


Please quote in application: Child and Family Psychologist via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Mental_Health, #Youth_and_Young_People

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