Senior Clinician Australian Childhood Foundation


  • Located in Alice Springs with travel to Tennant Creek where required
  • Full Time – Fixed term until June 2026
  • New program in NT – Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviours

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date, evidence based theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the Foundation.

About the Program:

The Northern Territory Department of Health has developed a three-stream program to increase support for children and young people across the NT who display harmful sexual behaviour. The Foundation has been awarded funding to operate ‘stream two’ which will provide assessment and treatment to children and young people between the ages of 8-12 who display harmful sexual behaviour that is considered inappropriate and/or problematic. Service delivery will be based out of Alice Springs and Darwin with outreach support to Tennant Creek and Katherine. As part of this, the Foundation will act as a conduit between the other streams; place-based support service delivery in community and justice-involved young people through NT Health.

About the Role:

The Senior Clinician will engage in clinical assessment and therapeutic support with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour and their families/caregivers. The role includes outreach support to remote locations.

About You – Key Selection Criteria:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, carers, and communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children, including delivering a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions to the client group.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues in providing services to statutory clients.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, Territory Families, Housing and Communities, other agencies and the community.
  • A current Northern Territory driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children Check (Ochre Card).

Remuneration & Benefits:

This position attracts a competitive base salary + phone + tablet + superannuation + salary packaging + company vehicle. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications.

In joining a strong, values-based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • Company vehicle
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing Program

To Apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

To apply, please upload a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter, addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.

Or for more information about the role or a copy of the position description please Bree Roberts at [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Clinician – Alice Springs

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.



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