Careers at yourtown

Senior Practice Supervisor

Job no: 492689
Work type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Blacktown, Campbelltown, Bridgewater, Burnie, Devonport, Glenorchy, Launceston
Categories: Counselling & Psychology

• Work for a nationally recognised service that plays a critical role in protecting children and young people
• Support Kids Helpline Counsellors, Employment Services and other direct client delivery staff
• Flexible working arrangements – part time, work from home or on site

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families.

As Senior Practice Supervisor you will provide professional practice supervision, specialist advice and expert knowledge of best practice in client service delivery. You will work with yourtown staff delivering direct client services to assist them to work within our Client Practice Framework and support the development of case management and risk assessment skills.

You will be working with Kids Helpline Counsellors, Youth Workers, Child and Family Workers, Case Managers, Trainers, Employment Consultants and other client services team members. The scope of work includes individual, team and group supervision; contributing to programs and services through providing specialist advice; providing a professional consultancy and support role to crisis response and critical incidents, and promoting and contributing to culturally sensitive, child, youth and family centred, safe practices.

You will need:

• University level qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling; registration as a Psychologist is desirable
• Demonstrated professional knowledge and experience in the application of effective counselling and other human services models, processes, theories and techniques
• Demonstrated experience in case management and the provision of professional practice supervision and professional development of practitioners
• Demonstrated understanding of Child Protection Legislation, Child Development and commitment to child, youth and family centred, trauma informed and inclusive practice
• High level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to respond to on-call 24 hour Duty of Care consultations on a 4 – 6 half weekly rotation roster

This is a part time permanent position, ideally a 7-day fortnight, we can offer flexible working arrangements, including working from home. We are looking for someone to work with our services in Sydney and Tasmania so you can be based at either of these locations.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376

Closing Date: 27 April 2021

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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