Title: Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner (bITE) Program Coordinator (Suitable for Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Psychologist)
Hours: 30 hours per week
Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award
Classification: Level 5.1
Location: South Brisbane (State-wide service delivery, onsite and telehealth)
To apply, please email [email protected], your application should include:
- Resume (maximum three pages)
- Response to Key Selection Criteria (maximum two pages)
- Contact details for three referees
The Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Coordinator will lead and supervise a team of brief intervention workers and provide brief intervention and group services to people with a range of eating disorders. This role will also support the roll-out of new initiatives related to the bITE Program.
People of diverse backgrounds and/or with lived experiences of an eating disorder are encouraged to apply for this role.
This position operates within a collaborative team environment that is responsive to the needs of service users and is committed to continuous improvement and best practice principles. The practitioner must also work within the Vision and Mission of Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) and contribute to organisational objectives.
Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ)
EDQ is a state-wide, community-based not-for-profit organisation. We support both individuals who are living with an eating disorders and their carers.
Our Values: Nurture, Empowerment, Integrity, Innovation, and Collaboration.
- Valuing relationships, self-care, care and connection through engagement and capacity building.
- Strong collaborative shared decision-making environment.
- Respectful recovery-orientated empowerment and strengths-based processes promote empowerment, self-determination, inclusion, and choice.
- Promoting individual and social change as well as prevention.
- Valuing each person and lived experience.
- Recognising the interactive impact of individual factors, family factors (including genetics), socio-cultural factors, and gender on the development, maintenance, and prevention of eating disorders.
- We value the vital role of medical and psychiatric services in recovery from an eating disorder and offer our services as a partner and an alternative to the medical model, depending on client needs.
- Workplace health and safety (WHS) responsibilities: All employees must take reasonable care for their health and safety and that of other personnel affected by their conduct.
- Work in line with EDQ’s policies and procedures.
- Lead, supervise and assist with roll-out of the bITE team.
- Deliver a Brief Intervention to people with eating disorders from a multi-disciplinary approach underpinned by a feminist/social justice practice framework with an evidence-based understanding of the impact of eating disorders in work with adults, young people, and families, as well as working with related co-occurring mental health and social issues.
- Use Focussed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) for bITE (Brief Intervention Therapy for Eating Disorders)
- Foster a collaborative culture committed to practicing individual/team supervision, professional development, and professional ethics.
- Deliver therapeutic/ psychosocial groups.
- Deliver an introductory meal support group
- Provide initial phone assessments, conduct assessment, information, and referral services to clients, families, carers, professionals, and the broader community.
- Modelling adequate/varied eating when required (e.g. during meal support and in groups) according to RAVES principles.
- Proactively communicate as a team member, contributing to shared work functions and processes.
- Support the Treatment Services Team Leader with reviewing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures and ensure new service models meet best practice standards and maximise available resources.
- Undertake data collection and analysis via client management systems to ensure continuous quality improvement, knowledge development and research, and regular reporting.
- Support innovative state-wide service delivery, including delivery of telehealth sessions for both individual and group work. This role will include frequent travel.
- Collaborate with the Care Navigator to manage client flow through the bITE program and organisation.
Perks & Benefits
- Supportive and collaborative work culture and public health events and advocacy
- Ongoing training and supervision throughout the role
- Flexible working arrangements available
- A workplace that values the voice of lived experience
- Safe culture for those with a lived experience of eating disorders (if applicable)
- Salary packaging offered
This position reports to the Treatment Services Team Leader.
Supervise students and volunteers in line with university requirements and assigned projects.
All positions offered by EDQ are conditional on recurrent funding from the Federal Government. Therefore, EDQ offers fixed-term contracts in line with funding timelines.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
- A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or Counselling.
- Training and experience in the field of eating disorders are highly valued but optional.
- Be in stable recovery for a minimum of two years from an eating disorder (if applicable).
- Demonstrated experience in brief interventions/counselling of understanding the impact of eating disorders in brief intervention work with adults, young people, and families and co-occurring presentations.
- Understanding evidence-based psychological interventions, e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and developing and delivering Psychoeducation programs.
- Be comfortable allocating and coordinating clients through the bITE program and create a smooth transition into Queensland Health-funded individual and group services.
- Knowledge and ability to supervise and facilitate meetings with staff in line with their respective roles and disciplines, support their practice, and facilitate a core reflective practice framework.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in decision-making in a dynamic and responsive environment, including triage processes, risk assessment and crisis escalation.
- Be comfortable working across multiple client management systems, e.g. Csnet, RediCase, and Cliniko.
- Be able and accountable for managing client caseload according to required KPIs, balancing individual work and supervision with group facilitation.
- Highly skilled in reflective practice and ethical decision-making processes in individual and team contexts.
- Evidence of a sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the eating disorder service system, the issues involved in providing services to clients and the ability to provide service navigation for bITE clients.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and excellent engagement skills, especially in engaging people with eating disorders.
- Support innovative state-wide service delivery, including frequent travel within Queensland.
The applicant must possess the following:
- Valid and current Qld Driver’s Licence.
- Current (or be able to attain) Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and Disability Worker Screening (Yellow Card)
- Australian citizens or persons with full Australian residency status
- Registration or membership with the relevant professional association or body (e.g. APS, AHPRA, PACFA, ACA, AASW)
This position will remain on Seek until 01/10/2023 or until the position is filled. Interviews will be booked as we receive applications.