Clinician - Secure Welfare

Job No: Berry3238
Location: Flemington

  • Flemington location
  • Permanent, full time role
  • Salary package equivalent up to the value of $102-104k dependant on experience (inclusive of base salary, super, and salary packaging)
  • Additional $10,500pa Motor Vehicle Allowance

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About Take Two

Take Two is a state-wide service providing high quality therapeutic services to children and young people who have suffered significant abuse, neglect or disrupted attachment and are clients of Child Protection.

The Opportunity

The Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) operates Secure Welfare Services (SWS) which comprises of two secure 10-bed units, one for males and one for females. Secure Welfare Services are state-wide facilities prescribed under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005 (CY&FA). SWS provides short-term secure care (24 hours to 3 weeks) for young people aged 10-17 years deemed to be at substantial & immediate risk of harm.

This position is responsible for providing mental health assessments, as well as delivering a high quality intensive therapeutic service to young people while they are admitted to SWS, and providing secondary consultation and support to SWS and Regional staff of both DHHS and Community Service Organisations.

About You

You will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline coupled with experience of Child Protection or Out of Home Care clients. Post Graduate training in relevant child, adolescent and family clinical practice is strongly preferred. Experience of working within the CQI frameworks of the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards would be an advantage.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description.

 Queries to Marell Lynch, Clinical Manager on 9376 4544

Applications including resume, cover letter and statement addressing the key selection criteria to be submitted by 11pm, Tuesday 27 August 2019

To download the position description, please click here

To download the key selection criteria template, please click here

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.




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