Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (Until 30/06/2026)
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 1- 4, Snr Psych, Clinical Psych, Psych, Counsellor Lvl 1-4
Location: Lemongrove Campus
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ429310
Applications Close: 01/10/2023
This position is dependent on Qualifications:
Social Work Level 1/4 – $34.01 – $58.95 per hour
Counsellor Level 1/4 – $34.01 – $58.95 per hour
Clinical Psychologist – $51.46 – $63.11 per hour
Psychologist – $35.92 – $53.40 per hour
Senior Psychologist – $56.32 – $61.17 per hour
With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment,
working with us will ensure your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen career role.
What we can offer you (for eligible employees):
· Opportunity for extra tax savings through Salary Packaging
· Novated Leasing
· Great education opportunities through Education Training Service which offers over 110 courses each year
· Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
· Fitness Passport
What you’ll be doing:
The successful candidate will coordinate an integrated response for the new Safe Wayz pathway for children under 10 with problematic harmful sexualised behaviours (PHSBs), their families and communities. Safe Wayz adopts a strength-based, family focussed and culturally centred trauma-informed approach to working with children and families to help behaviours from escalating. This role coordinates pathways into specialist counselling services for children and families who need them and will hold a small clinical case load. Professional development will be provided on working with PHSB so the applicants background can be more generalised in child and family work.
The Safe Wayz Program also coordinates primary prevention initiatives to educate children, families, schools, carers, community and professionals about problematic & harmful sexual behaviours (PHSB) including guidance on developmentally appropriate sexual behaviours. This will involve building capacities to identify and understand PHSB, collaboration with agency partners, provision of consultation and training, whilst also advocating for system and practice changes. Safe Wayz Clinicians will also foster cultural consultation to support non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clinicians working with Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander children and families.
This role will be part of a local Safe Wayz team which is integrated into the local health district’s Integrated Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (IPARVAN) services. The team will include one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified role, and one non identified position supported through a state-wide clinical network.
This position is 4 days part time and entails participation in the provision of a 24/7 crisis response service. It is a temporary part time role based upon recurrent funding for review in June 2026.
This position will work with the Safe Wayz clinicians to implement the Aboriginal Action Plan linked to the Safe Wayz Pathway for children under 10 with Problematic and Harmful Sexualised Behaviours.
This is a multi-level position open to candidates Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 – dependent upon skill. An appendix is available upon request which highlights the different accountabilities for clinicians as they range across levels. This position will have a professional development plan that provides opportunity for skill development allowing for progression through the levels these levels.
An eligibility list may be created for future vacancies.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) is a wonderful place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, we provide a range of public health services to the Nepean and Blue Mountains and Lithgow Region.
NBMLHD: is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugees, people of diverse genders and sexuality, and people with disability.
All NSW Health workers are now required to have received 3 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.
Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified and must not exceed the duration or conditions associated with the current visa.
Selection criteria to be addressed:
- Accepted qualifications include: • Bachelor of Social Work which provides eligibility for membership to Australian Association of Social Workers or • Degree in Psychology with full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, • Bachelor degree in counselling from a recognised and accepted education provider, as deemed appropriate by the employer.
- Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate, clinically advanced specialist counselling services to individuals, and families in the context of child sexual assault, trauma, violence and abuse, problematic and harmful sexualised behaviours and understand the legal and policy framework governing child protection in NSW.
- Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills in combination with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a therapeutic team and a senior management team.
- Demonstrated ability to create Aboriginal community connections, engagement, and collaboration to affect outcomes with an understanding of intergenerational trauma, child sexual abuse, contextual and causal factors for violence, abuse and neglect and the principles of cultural safety.
- Demonstrated high level of understanding of the intersection between issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and child protection and the associated Child Protection responding and reporting responsibilities.
- Demonstrated experience participating in and/or leading of quality improvement activities, service development and evaluation.
- Demonstrated experience with developing and/or reviewing relevant VAN policies, procedures and models of care to ensure they are consumer lead, culturally safe and ensure accountability at the service, district and state level.
- Current Drivers Licence and willingness to travel across the District
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