Therapeutic Specialist – Launceston Australian Childhood Foundation


Join Our Team as a Therapeutic Specialist in Launceston.

About Us:

The Australian Childhood Foundation is renowned for its commitment to delivering top-notch clinical services, professional training, and secondary consultation programs. We are rooted in contemporary evidence-based theoretical frameworks, including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories, and child development. These frameworks serve as the bedrock for all our care and intervention programs.

Why Join Us:

We are offering a unique opportunity to join our team as a part-time (0.8fte) Therapeutic Specialist in Launceston. In this role, you will provide statewide therapeutic services to carers and children/young people in foster care, kinship, or family group home care. Additionally, you will provide specialised support to children and young people in out-of-home care facing complex needs. We are proud to have secured the statewide contract to deliver counseling services to children and young people affected by family violence.

About the Role:

As a Therapeutic Specialist, you will be at the forefront of our therapeutic programs, working with a diverse caseload that provides counselling to children, young people, and their carers, offering clinical leadership in the development and implementation of therapeutic support for those in out-of-home care, and delivering crucial training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches.

About You:

We are looking for someone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and young people. To excel in this role, you should bring:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people, and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHS, other agencies, and the community.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients.
  • A current Tasmanian driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

We value your expertise and dedication. That is why we offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Equipment, including phone and tablet provided
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Ready to Make a Difference? Apply Today!

If you are ready to embark on a journey of impact and change in the lives of children, we invite you to apply. Please attach your current resume and a copy of your cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.

For further information about the role or to access the position description, please contact Bree Roberts at [email protected].

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

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT+ community. All are strongly encouraged to apply.



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