VACANCY WA - Therapist (PART TIME)
Ref: KAWAJW20182 - Stirling, Perth
Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider
* Application form located at the bottom *
- Providing high quality children, youth and family services Australia wide
- Part of an international group of children, youth and family service providers
- Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017 and finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017
Key Assets – The Children's Services Provider is a dynamic, not-for-profit agency which provides high quality and innovative foster care placements for children and young people high and complex needs; and family placements and other services to children and young people with disability. We are looking for a Therapist to be part of our team providing therapeutic foster care.
We currently require the following :
PART-TIME - Therapist based in Stirling, working 3 days per week
We are seeking a Part-time Therapist to be part of the Key Assets team, to work with our Carers, building their capacity in responding to the needs of children and young people with complex and challenging needs. The Therapist will also provide advice and consultation to our Social Workers, Support Workers, and other staff in the delivery of therapeutic care to children and young people. You will be part of a vibrant, energetic, and highly professional team committed to making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people. We are also very supportive and welcoming – this is a great place to work!
The successful candidate will
- have at least 5 years’ experience of working with children and young people in care and/or those who care for them
- be able to work systemically
- hold a recognised relevant qualification in Clinical Psychology (Provisional Psychologists will be considered), systemic psychotherapy, family therapy, Clinical Social Work, and be registered or eligible for registration with a recognised body
- have a good knowledge of the impact of trauma on children and of attachment theory
- Possess excellent organisational and communication skills
- Have experience of writing reports and carrying out broad based assessments drawing upon contemporary theory and research
For a confidential discussion please call Liz Langford (Manager – Social Work Services) on 08 9207 5900 for a confidential discussion.
Key Assets reserves the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date.
Closing Date: 19th January 2018 at 5pm
- Laptop and phone
- On-going professional training and supervision
- Part time, 22.5 hrs with flexibility required for travel within and around the community
Key Assets reserve the right to commence the interview process prior to the closing date.
** DISCLOSURES **
CANDIDATE FEEDBACK: Due to the large number of applications and EOI's received, Key Assets declines to provide individual candidate feedback at application stage. There may also be times when feedback is not provided, due to volumes of posts advertised. Key Assets apologies in advanced.
ELIGIBILTY (for AUS and or NZ Vacancies): To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian/ New Zealand Citizen /Resident residing within the country of the advertised position at the time of application. For overseas applicants you will hold an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa with no restrictions on working within the country. It is preferred that you be in the country at the time of application to be available for our interview process however for suitably experienced and qualified applicants interview alternatives may be arranged.
HOURS: 'Casual' - Hours are needs based. Hours are also not consistent / regular, 'Full Time' - 37.5 hrs per week but flexibility required for travel within the community.
COMMENCEMENT: Occurs when all statutory and personal checks have been satisfactorily completed. Departmental checks may take up to 28 days to process which can cause delays
KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.