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Psychologist/Social Worker. Full Time - Newcastle, Upper Hunter or Gosford


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About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation working in more than 300 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role
In this role you will provide high quality clinical services in Out of Home Care and Disability Services as part of a professional multi-disciplinary team. This role is a Full Time, Permanent role with the option of being based in various locations across Upper Hunter, Newcastle or the Central Coast.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide assessments of clients' cognitive and learning abilities, living skills, emotional and mental health status and behavioural profile;
  • Review placement opportunities and skill development of children and young people in out of home care and placements;
  • Develop and monitor intervention plans and strategies around challenging behaviours exhibited by people with a disability, people with a mental health issue and children and young people with high and complex needs;
  • Deliver training to staff, Carers and Clients in group and individual settings on a range of relevant topics.
Skills & Experience
  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent, with experience in behaviour support of children & young people
  • Current Registration with the relevant professional body or Psychology board of Australia covering your profession e.g. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); Intern Psychologists completing their pathway to registration can apply and will be considered for this position
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • Understanding of the issues, services and legislation affecting the delivery of services for children and young people in out of home care settings and people with disabilities;
  • High-level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • An ability to relate to and positively influence the skills of a range of support staff such as Foster Carers, Case Managers and Disability Support Workers;
  • Current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel regularly where needed across the Hunter and Central Coast Region
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and must hold a current NSW Working with Children Check.

We want to work with people who are passionate about making a difference; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine, long-lasting relationships; and who are flexible, courageous, and believe in opportunity for all.

We'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organization through training and access to attend relevant industry events. And we'll give you the chance to do work that makes a genuine difference in the community.

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Excellent tax benefits and rostered days off
  • Supportive and professional team
Please contact Nicki Sharpe at Recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications for this role close at midnight on Sunday 19th November 2017

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Newcastle, NSW,


Psychologist/Social Worker. Full Time - Newcastle, Upper Hunter or Gosford


Nonprofit-Social Services