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DFV Psychologist – Unique Pilot Program

Apply now Job no: 985001
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Length of Fixed Term Full-Time Contract – Until Dec 2020
  • NFP Salary Packaging
  • Nowra and Shellharbour – Availability to work in both locations

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

FACS has provided us with extra funding to recruit to the existing program with a forward and progressive thinking experienced DFV Psychologist.

This role will require someone to bring fresh ideas to our two core DFV programs in Nowra and Shellharbour. You will be required to work in collaboration with our caseworkers and clients, including home visits and planning strategies for clients to improve and empower their situation.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Conduct psychological assessments, as needed.
  • Provide evidence based individual therapy.
  • Provide support and consultation to case workers on clinical matters including assisting the case worker in their work with the child and their family.
  • Assess the need for referral of individual children and parents to specialist support.
    • Facilitation of a range of programs including:
    • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
    • Caring Dads
    • Researched and evidence based programs

 Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia. The position holder must or be eligible for Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or fully registered and will be supervised by a professional supervisor.
  • Knowledge of theoretical and therapeutic frameworks that underpin assessment and intervention in the context of domestic and family violence, the legal and ethical issues in providing psychological services, Mental health, drug and alcohol issues and how they impact on parenting and family functioning.
  • The ability to perform clinical work that includes emotional, cognitive and educational assessments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both written and verbal, mediation and counselling skills.
  • Experience in working with children and families from diverse groups like Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and families from disadvantaged areas.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via phone on (02) 92192016.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via  DFV Psychologist PD 2019.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Friday 26th of April 2019.



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