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Manager Permanency Support Program (PSP), Clinical Services Team

  • 494650
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Full time permanent

Manager Permanency Support Program (PSP), Clinical Services Team

  • Inspiring and connecting, imagining and doing - join Uniting as we take real steps to make the world a better place
  • Lead a collaborative team advocating for children, young people, carers and families
  • Competitive base salary and salary sacrifice options plus super

About the Role:

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care.

As the Manager PSP – Clinical Services you will lead a small team of psychologists providing psychological assessments, behaviour support plans, advice to caseworkers, carers, parents and family about the implementation of plans, and specialist psychological support to the multidisciplinary support team in their work with children and young people for the PSP program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with PSP staff, carers and children, external medical practitioners, psychologists/social workers, therapists and families, to provide therapeutic practice support that best meets the needs of complex children including planning, implementing and evaluating this support.
  • Coach PSP staff in therapeutic case management using your in-depth knowledge of attachment, childhood development and trauma informed practice and dealing with challenging behaviours.
  • Advise the PSP leadership team, other caseworkers, carers and parents about how best to support the needs of individual children and young people using your experience, skills and sound judgement.
  • Ensure the clinical team are supported and coached where necessary, to adhere to all policies and procedures (organisational and PSP specific).
  • Lead occasional projects to develop and improve service delivery approaches.

About you

  • Registration as psychologist through Psychology Board of Australia
  • Experience in leading teams or experience working as a Senior Psychologist
  • Experience dealing with challenging behaviours using positive behavioural support to build social skills
  • Experience working with children with a background of trauma and understanding of child protection issues
  • Experience dealing with clients who have a plan that incorporates the use of psychotropic medication and other restrictive practices
  • Ability to coach others to implement, maintain and review strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to empathise and maintain a person centred approach
  • Confidence to challenge thinking and leadership, for example, in questioning PSP placements

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more;

  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

Please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist on; 00466 867 721 /  

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