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Therapeutic Specialist / Behaviour Support Planner

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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Therapeutic Specialist / Behaviour Support Planner


Maitland, NSW

  • Complete clinical assessments to deliver therapeutic plans for children in care.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Receive an attractive salary plus Salary Packaging (up to $15,899 per annum).

The Opportunity

Are you a:

  • Registered Psychologist.
  • Occupational Therapist.
  • Mental Health Accredited Social Worker.
  • Behaviour Support Specialist.

If you’ve answered yes, then this position may be for you!

CatholicCare is seeking an experienced and passionate allied health professional to join our Care Team in Maitland. Through undertaking a variety of assessments and formulating and writing positive behaviour support plans, you will provide interventions to children, young people and other stakeholders in the delivery of therapeutic care.

The ideal candidate will have experience using trauma-informed frameworks. You will have a strong commitment to meeting the needs of children and families affected by trauma.

This is a permanent part-time position, working 30hrs per week across 4 days.  The successful applicant must have the availability to occasionally work outside of core business hours to meet the needs of the role.

Join Us and Make a Difference to the Community

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • receive an attractive salary plus salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive up to 3 additional days leave annually, Bishop's Leave, between the Christmas and New Year Period;
  • fantastic ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • a great friendly team environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • employee assistance program;
  • discounted gym membership.

Selection Criteria

Please individually address each of the selection criteria below.

Essential Criteria:
  • tertiary Qualifications and experience in psychology, occupational therapy, social worker, or other allied health services;
  • a commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation;
  • demonstrated compassion towards, experience and understanding of the holistic and therapeutic needs of children and families affected by trauma;
  • ability to complete or work towards psychometric, psychological and developmental assessments relevant to children and young people in care;
  • experience in developing, monitoring and delivering intervention strategies and/or Behaviour Support Plans for children and/ or families in a multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • current NSW driver licence;
  • current paid Working with Children Check.

To Apply

To be considered for the position please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

*Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

We Are A Child Safe Organisation

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian.

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Applicants may be required to undertake a national police check, hold a current employee Working With Children Check, complete a health assessment declaration, hold a current NSW driver's licence, and have the ability to work within Australia. 

Applications close 11.59pm on Monday, 28 September 2020.

For further information please contact the Care Team Manager, Jennifer McMillian on 02 4015 2805.