Practice Supervisor – Townsville Act for Kids


About us…

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2021 – 2022 we provided services to 39,002 people, including over 23,000 children.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

Our culture in a nutshell:

  • Strong values-based organisation: Professional, Ethical, Team, Caring, Courageous, Collaborative.
  • Supportive working culture.
  • Wellbeing and development focused employer of choice!

About the job…

We are seeking a full-time Practice Supervisor to join our caring, compassionate and friendly team in Townsville until 31 August 2024 with possibility for extension. Extension of employment contract beyond this date is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

This position is responsible for driving the therapeutic planning and interventions implemented by the Individual Support Packages team and external stakeholders providing holistic support packages to children & families.

Lead the therapeutic team to ensure case plan goals and interventions are aligned by:  

  • Determining the most appropriate assessments, frameworks and interventions required.
  • Completing discipline specific assessments, creating individualised plans, and delivering therapeutic interventions as part of a collaborative team.
  • Providing guidance, education, and regular debriefing to In-Home Therapy Assistants to outwork therapeutic goals in the home.  
  • Attending stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and develop case plans. 

About you…

  • Tertiary degree in a relevant discipline and professional registration if required (social work, human services, allied health, psychology, speech and language pathology or occupational therapy). 
  • At least 5 years’ experience leading a multidisciplinary team in a similar program and environment.
  • Highly developed knowledge of child protection issues and the child protection sector in Queensland.
  • Experience and capacity to foster good working relationships with key stakeholders and the community.
  • Highly developed communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.

Click here to be taken to the Act for Kids available positions page where the full position description can be located under the relevant vacancy.

About the pay…

  • Position is classified Level 6 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $102,555 – $107,080 per annum plus superannuation.
  • As a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits…

  • Winner Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees) and categories (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance.
  • Excellent professional development options including annual professional development fund opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave, study, and exam assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal for you and your family.

Other requirements…

  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Applicants must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility will be requested.
  • Fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

About applying…

  • Job applications will be reviewed as soon as submitted. If you are interested in this opportunity please send your cover letter and CV as soon as possible. 
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application.
  • For more information about the role, contact Brioney Johnson on 0417 152 136 or [email protected].

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Closing Date: 7 August 2023