Title: Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner’s – (bITE) Program (Suitable for Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Psychologist)
Hours: 30 hours per week
Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award
Classification: Level 4.4
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.
- We encourage new graduates to apply.
The Brief Intervention Eating Disorder Practitioner provides brief intervention and group services to people with a range of eating disorders.
We are looking to fill two positions.
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.
- 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 practising individual/team supervision, professional development, and professional ethics.
- Deliver therapeutic/ psychosocial groups.
- Provide initial phone assessments, information and referral services to clients, families, carers, professionals, and the broader community.
- Proactively communicate as a team member, contributing to shared work functions and team processes.
- Support bITE Coordinator 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 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 with training and experience in the field of eating disorders field is highly valued but optional.
- Be in stable recovery for a minimum of two years from an eating disorder (if applicable).
- Be able to articulate and demonstrate their practice framework.
- Demonstrated experience in brief interventions/counselling, with an understanding of the impact of eating disorders in brief intervention work with adults, young people, and families and co-occurring presentations such as mental health and drug and alcohol concerns.
- An understanding of evidence-based psychological interventions, e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is highly recommended.
- Demonstrated experience in group facilitation and developing and delivering Psychoeducation programs.
- 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 with group facilitation. Highly developed interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and excellent engagement skills, especially in engaging people with eating disorders.
- Support innovative state-wide service delivery, therefore, some interstate travel will be required at times.
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.