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Apply now Job no: 985045
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling


  • 9- day fortnight position, Fixed Term until 30th June 2020
  • Location: Coffs Harbour
  • Non-for-Profit Salary Packaging benefits

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 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

The Junaa Buwa! Residential Rehabilitation Centre offers a stable and secure environment where young people aged 13-18 can make positive changes in a supportive safe environment. You will work at the Residential Rehabilitation Centre and the community based Outreach Program over a 9- day fortnight (work days may be open to negotiation) where you will have the unique opportunity to work with a supportive, cross multidisciplinary teams have care planning experience.

  • Undertake initial assessments of referred young people to develop and implement individualised psychological/ behavioural and therapeutic support plans.
  • Deliver structured group intervention sessions.
  • Conduct a range of culturally appropriate interventions with young people and where appropriate their families, to address psychological issues and minimise destructive/harmful behaviour and assist with improvement in lifestyle and current relationships or attachment.
  • Refer young people and families to other internal and external support services and medical practitioners.
  • Liaise with other supporting services to influence existing case management plans and support activities to suit the individual needs of the young people.
  • Support employees and management in developing a greater understanding of psychological and health issues and identification of young people who would benefit from suitable interventions.

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in Psychology and current AHPRA registration as provisional or general psychologist.
  • Preferred experience in working in a clinical setting and providing therapeutic interventions to young adults.
  • Strong understanding of interventions to support young people with complex mental health or AOD issues.
  • Experience in the provision of individual and group counseling with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience and a passion for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Maintain duty of care and confidentiality.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

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.

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 Job Description via Download File Psychologist 300419 (3).pdf and click here for more information about the program: The Junaa Buwa! Residential Rehabilitation Centre.

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

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 5th June 2019.

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