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Child and Young Person Psychologist

Part time

About the Role

The Child and Young Person (CYP) Psychologist provides therapy, counselling and assessment services with children and young people (pre-school - 18ys) who are currently engaged with WAGEC’s services, programs and accommodation, and experiencing mental health difficulties and complex psychosocial needs.

The CYP Psychologist provides clinical services as part of an integrated service response to women and children who are escaping domestic violence, and who are homeless and/or facing social disadvantage.

WAGEC’s holistic client approach includes crisis responses, medium term housing, case management groups programs, tailored programs and clinical services. Our ultimate aim is to create a safer future for women and families.

WAGEC’s client services are underpinned by a feminist, client-centred, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach. The CYP Psychologist will provide a person-centred, recovery-oriented therapeutic approach, incorporating whole of person, family systems and life course approaches.

This role will work with and report to the Director of Clinical Governance and will actively contribute to evaluation of the program. This is a privately funded two-year program and evaluation.

The core responsibilities of this role are to:

1. Offer psychological assessment, treatments and interventions for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family difficulties.

2. Contribute to the overall performance of the clinical service program and compliance with quality standards, legal requirements and organisational goals.

3. Maintain a healthy professional identity.

4. Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture and safety.

Core Position Responsibilities

1. Provide psychological assessment, treatments and interventions for a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural and family difficulties.

• Provide psychological assessments, formulate and deliver a diverse range of interventions for children and young people including individual and group approaches.

• Use multi-faceted methods of data collection to observe a child or young person’s behaviour, personality, cognitive thinking and capabilities to diagnose an issue that they may be experiencing. • Administer developmental, cognitive, educational and neuropsychological assessments to determine school readiness and areas for skill development. • Provide feedback session/s with carers/parent/s to discuss the results and recommendations which formulate the psychological, behavioural or educational plan for their child or young person.

• Provide family counselling for children, young people and their families who may be experiencing family conflict or where complex trauma is contributing to a child’s mental health issues. • Participate in regular case consultation sessions to ensure ongoing case coordination and exit planning in collaboration with Clinical Governance Director and/or other staff and external services. • Work collaboratively with the Child and Young Person’s Wellbeing Manager, case management team and external service providers to coordinate care and support for the child or young person and family.

2. Contribute to the overall performance of the clinical service program and compliance with quality standards, legal requirements and organisational goals.

• Maintain all relevant case notes, data and records of your work.

• Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the clinical services program through the collection, analysis and dissemination of service data and client feedback within the organisation.

• Contribute to the planning and development of new programs and services in response to client feedback, data and research.

• Contribute to quality improvement and service delivery projects.

• Contribute to the preparation of reports for public dissemination to WAGEC’s stakeholder groups including funders, supporters and community members.

• Participate in the Clinical Governance Advisory group, set up to provide oversight and support to the program and the program evolution.

Core Position Responsibilities

3. Maintain a healthy professional identity.

• Maintain a strong and healthy professional identity and approach to your work through participation in regular management supervision, professional supervision, and professional development.

• Implement a trauma-informed self-care plan.

• Monitor sector trends and evidenced based research to identify emerging best practice approaches to therapeutic work with children and young people.

• Seek formal and informal ways to build the interdisciplinary capacity and capability of WAGEC’s client services and share knowledge, experience and expertise across the client services team and organisation.

4. Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture and safety.

• Create and maintain a positive work culture by working in a manner consistent with WAGEC’s vision, values and mission.

• Adhere to WAGEC’s policy and procedures.

• Contribute to WAGEC’s overall social impact by delivering on role expectations, from time to time performing other duties as requested by the Clinical Governance Director and being a proactive team member.

• Maintain professional standards, registration and compliances pertaining to the role.

• Maintain workplace health and Safety, Child Safe Standards and other professional standards relevant to this role and organisational context.

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Applications close: 9:00 AM AEST, 25th Sep 2020