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Therapeutic Specialist | Australian Childhood Foundation | Full-time
Regional VIC


It's an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP organisation.

  • Newly created positions
  • Full-time (4 days may be considered)
  • 12 month contracts, possibility of extension
  • Positions based in Melbourne, Warrnambool, Shepparton and Wodonga

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs. 

The Roles:

The Child Trauma Counsellor/Therapeutic Specialist positions will carry a varied caseload across the range of therapeutic programs offered by the Foundation. As such the role will provide:

  • counselling to children, young people and their carers
  • clinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care

About you:

  • Tertiary qualified 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 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, DHHS, other agencies and the community

Remuneration & Benefits:  The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car (dependant on location).  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:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

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

To apply for these positions, please email hollym@hoban.com.au mentioning the role title and location for a copy of the relevant position description.  Please ensure you access and save the position description before commencing your application.  Then, please address the criteria of this document in your cover letter, making note that further screening questions will apply on application.  Please ensure applications are uploaded online via the APPLY NOW button. For application enquiries or questions please email hollym@hoban.com.au or call Holly on 08 8111 8502 (All positions are being responded to from Hoban Adelaide Branch).

Closing date: 5pm AEST Monday 26 June, 2017

Industry: Other Sector: Charity
Profession: Healthcare & Medical Work Type: Full Time
Role: Psychology/Counsel
Reference Number: AU2753HM000266

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Therapeutic Specialist | Australian Childhood Foundation | Full-time

Full Time

Healthcare & Medical


$75,000.00 to $75,000.00

Regional VIC / All Regional Victoria

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8 June 2017

Only People with the right to work in Australia / New Zealand may apply for this position.

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