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Child Psychologist – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress – Alice Springs

  • Do you want to make a real difference?
  • Are you a dedicated and passionate child psychologist?
  • Have you considered relocating to Central Australia’s vibrant cultural hub?

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Rural workforce Agency (RWA) NT are partnering with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) to find a Child Psychologist to join their accomplished Youth and Families team operating out of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. 

CAAC has been operating in the Alice Springs region for over 40 years and has expanded to become the largest and most experienced Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory, providing a comprehensive, holistic and culturally-appropriate primary health care service to Aboriginal people.

The role of child Psychologist is integral to the Congress Back on Track (BoT) Program providing psychological assessment, case management, advocacy, social support services and behavioural/therapeutic services to children and young people from 8 to 17 years of age and their families. The position works under a bi-cultural pair model with an Aboriginal Support Worker and Aboriginal Youth Worker to deliver a culturally responsive service. 

Swathed by the MacDonnell Ranges and desert landscape Alice Springs boasts stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. It is the perfect location for people with an adventures spirit or those who enjoy living and working in a uniquely welcoming and diverse community. Alice Springs blends the old with the modern and has a strong Aboriginal art and cultural scene. With various restaurants, shopping centres, cafés, festivals, markets and access to some of Australia’s most spectacular National Parks Alice Springs has something for everyone. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver child psychological services to the BoT Program
  • With the assistance of program Social Workers, Youth Worker and Family Support worker, provide clinical assessments and contribute to the development of case management and treatment plans
  • Deliver evidence based and culturally appropriate interventions for a range of disorders affecting children and their families
  • Apply professional judgement to a complex caseload and contribute to the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols
  • Provide clinical supervision to less experienced practitioners
  • Access contemporary knowledge of clinical practice standards particularly with children and families
  • Where required access the expertise of Congress’ cultural experts to ensure a cultural safe and responsive practice

For more detailed information please see the attached Position Description

Selection Criteria:

To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

  • Minimum of a four year APAC accredited course with full general registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience providing intensive comprehensive case management plans for children and young people
  • Eligibility to apply for a Medicare Provider Number
  • Demonstrated experience in completing psychological assessments, developing treatment plans and implementing interventions for children aged 8 to 17, particularly those who have had contact, or at risk of contact, with the youth justice system
  • Experience using a range of cognitive and clinical assessment tools
  • Knowledge of mental health best practice in relation to prevention, early identification, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Awareness of Aboriginal culture within Australia’s history, knowledge of cultural sensitivities and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License or ability to acquire

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • 6 Weeks annual leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Access to the Congress health services for self and immediate family at no cost
  • District allowance and Remote Benefits

*Please Note: Appointment is subject to:

  • Employee providing NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card)
  • Employee interaction with residents within communities will be taken into account as part of the final performance assessment during the probation period
  • Persons being considered for a position with Congress may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen to determine fitness to perform nominated duties

Applications Close - 23/9/2019

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