Westhaven is a not for profit, community-based charity in NSW, and we reinvest all our profits into supporting adults and children with disabilities.Westhaven has been supporting families in our community for over 60 years, through our focus on quality and flexible disability services such as social support, living arrangements and employment opportunities.People are at the centre of everything we do, our values reflect CHOICE.Connections, Happiness, Opportunity, Individuality, Cooperation and Equity.Westhaven employees are rewarded with ongoing benefits including: discounted gym memberships,on and off the job training,Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service salary packaging.Why join us:Attractive remuneration- Above award salary package with salary sacrifice available.Well-established company- Take pride in working for a highly-regarded and award-winning business.Professional development- Plenty of off the job and incidental training provided to you.Work-life balance- We support and encourage flexibility for a better work-life balance.Diverse team- Enjoy working within a culturally diverse and friendly team.Company allowances- Laptop, phone and discounted gym memberships are on offer to you.About the role:We currently have positions available for Therapeutic Specialists to work within the Westhaven Intensive Therapeutic Care Team for Children and Young Persons with Significant Disability (ITC-SD).As the Therapeutic Specialist, you will provide clinical advice and support to the Westhaven Residential ITC-SD teams, who provide day to day care and support for Children and Young People ( CYP)  in Statutory Out of Home care ( OOHC ).Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Develop independence and pro-social behaviour for children and young people living with a disability in Westhaven's Residential OOHC Program.Undertake or arrange an assessment of children and young people with a disability.Lead 'Reflective Practice' processes for Care Teams.Design, implement, evaluate and review evidence-based behaviour support interventions consistent with the Westhaven Behaviour Support Policy.Lead the implementation of Westhaven's Therapeutic Practice Framework. Ensure that Westhaven's approach in the ITC-SD is consistent with the Therapeutic Practice Framework.Educate and support the Care Team staff in the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans. Provide clinical advice, training, peer supervision, mentoring and debriefing to staff as required.Review and assist in the implementation of "Best Practice' approaches to working with children and young people with a disability.Fulfil duties as a Mandatory Reporter to provide an environment that children and young people in Westhaven's care are supported and safe from abuse and neglectSkills & experience:Must reside in and hold full working rights in AustraliaMinimum 5 years of experience in a similar roleBachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a relevant Behavioural ScienceCurrent registration with the professional bodyClear Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record CheckCurrent and up-to-date Driver's LicenceKnowledge and understanding of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998Knowledge and understanding of the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent CareDemonstrated ability to undertake child-focused behavioural assessmentsCapacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary teamProficiency in report writing and demonstrated an ability to develop, organise and maintain records in a professional and timely mannerProficient computer skills including the use of Client Management SystemADDITIONAL ROLE REQUIREMENTS:Valid Working with Children Check.Valid NDIS Worker Check with clearance to workClear National Criminal History Check.Unrestricted Australian driver's licence.COVID 19 Vaccination certificate.Current First Aid Certificate.Westhaven is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. Westhaven is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Westhaven  is an equal opportunity employer. Any published closing dates are estimates only. We aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.For confidential enquiries please contact lisa.pilon@westhaven.org.au 110000 AUD Dubbo 2830

Therapeutic Specialist

Westhaven is a not for profit, community-based charity in NSW, and we reinvest all our profits into supporting adults and children with disabilities.Westhaven has been supporting families in our community for over 60 years, through our focus on quality and flexible disability services such as social support, living arrangements and employment opportunities.People are at the centre of everything we do, our values reflect CHOICE.

Connections, Happiness, Opportunity, Individuality, Cooperation and Equity.

Westhaven employees are rewarded with ongoing benefits including: 

  • discounted gym memberships,
  • on and off the job training,
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service 
  • salary packaging.

Why join us:


Attractive remuneration- Above award salary package with salary sacrifice available.
Well-established company- Take pride in working for a highly-regarded and award-winning business.
Professional development- Plenty of off the job and incidental training provided to you.
Work-life balance- We support and encourage flexibility for a better work-life balance.
Diverse team- Enjoy working within a culturally diverse and friendly team.
Company allowances- Laptop, phone and discounted gym memberships are on offer to you.

About the role:
We currently have positions available for Therapeutic Specialists to work within the Westhaven Intensive Therapeutic Care Team for Children and Young Persons with Significant Disability (ITC-SD).

As the Therapeutic Specialist, you will provide clinical advice and support to the Westhaven Residential ITC-SD teams, who provide day to day care and support for Children and Young People ( CYP)  in Statutory Out of Home care ( OOHC ).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop independence and pro-social behaviour for children and young people living with a disability in Westhaven's Residential OOHC Program.
Undertake or arrange an assessment of children and young people with a disability.
Lead 'Reflective Practice' processes for Care Teams.
Design, implement, evaluate and review evidence-based behaviour support interventions consistent with the Westhaven Behaviour Support Policy.
Lead the implementation of Westhaven's Therapeutic Practice Framework. Ensure that Westhaven's approach in the ITC-SD is consistent with the Therapeutic Practice Framework.
Educate and support the Care Team staff in the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans. Provide clinical advice, training, peer supervision, mentoring and debriefing to staff as required.
Review and assist in the implementation of "Best Practice' approaches to working with children and young people with a disability.
Fulfil duties as a Mandatory Reporter to provide an environment that children and young people in Westhaven's care are supported and safe from abuse and neglect

Skills & experience:
Must reside in and hold full working rights in Australia
Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a relevant Behavioural Science
Current registration with the professional body
Clear Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check
Current and up-to-date Driver's Licence
Knowledge and understanding of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998
Knowledge and understanding of the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care
Demonstrated ability to undertake child-focused behavioural assessments
Capacity to work effectively both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
Proficiency in report writing and demonstrated an ability to develop, organise and maintain records in a professional and timely manner
Proficient computer skills including the use of Client Management System

ADDITIONAL ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Working with Children Check.
  • Valid NDIS Worker Check with clearance to work
  • Clear National Criminal History Check.
  • Unrestricted Australian driver's licence.
  • COVID 19 Vaccination certificate.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

Westhaven is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. 

Westhaven is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Westhaven  is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Any published closing dates are estimates only. We aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible.

For confidential enquiries please contact lisa.pilon@westhaven.org.au

  • Posted Date 04 Nov 2021
  • Location Dubbo
    NSW / Australia
  • Industry Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Salary Not provided