Pyscologist/Social Worker

About the Organisation

Wandiyali is a community organisation that delivers services such as Out of Home Care case management, Brighter Futures (Early Intervention), MST-CAN (Evidence based therapeutic preservation program) Child Care (Long daycare), Indigenous Community Links, OOHC Mentoring, Housing and much more!

Summary of the Broad Purpose of the Position

We are seeking a Behavioural Therapist to work within our PSP OOHC service.  This position is permanent full time located in the Newcastle area.

Working within our PSP OOHC service, the main objective of this role is to facilitate therapeutically appropriate planning and services that include assessment, formulation and service coordination for children and young people.

Key Responsibilities

Participate in team meetings and coordinate the progression of the therapeutic aspects of case plans
Provide clinical expertise in therapeutic care
Drive therapeutic practice within the PSP OOHC service.
Mentor and support the PSP OOHC team and facilitate reflective practice
Coordinate preventative strategies to mitigate placement breakdown
Development of therapeutic and individualised developmental planning including Behaviour Support Plans
Contribute to Case Management Plans, Transition and Exit Plans, health Plans etc.
Respond to all daily documentation related to clinical services

Essential Requirements

Identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; or, have proven knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community
Tertiary Degree qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or related discipline such as social, health or behavioural science
Current registration with an appropriate and relevant Registration Body essential
Demonstrated experience in a therapeutic care setting or working in a clinical environment with children and young people in Out Of Home Care
Demonstrated knowledge of the issues, trends and evidence based principals underpinning the provision of services to vulnerable children and young people in OOHC
Demonstrated experience completing assessments, consultation and therapeutic interventions for a broad range of vulnerable children and young people
Demonstrated understanding of evidence based best practice principals and frameworks
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing behavioural plans, intervention strategies, risk strategies and skills development planning
Highly developed report writing skills and effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Please note: 

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.  Successful applicant(s) will be subject to Working With Children Check prior to Employment.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to:, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.

Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. Please contact the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to

Please Note Applications will be reviewed on receipt and if a successful applicant is identified this role may close earlier than the stated date.

Applications Close 9:00am Tuesady 9 July 2019

Tamara Jeffress
Human Resource Manager

Annual Salary
$0 per annum
Applications Close
Tuesday 9 July 2019