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Coordinator Child Protection S...
The Child Protection Service Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is a developing service and provides services to the Northern and North Eastern metropolitan areas of Adelaide. We will undertake assessments/interventions (psychological, forensic, medical, developmental, cognitive) to infants, children and adolescents aged between 0-18 years of age, and their families, following allegations of sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect. In the initial phase of development, our services will focus on high risk infant services and providing comprehensive health and psychosocial assessments and interventions to children under the Guardianship of The Minister. As the Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions and other current programs and initiatives that evolve as the Child Protection Service is developed. Your initial role will be to develop all functions of the Child Protection service, working in consultation with the Director, management team and the Child Protection Service clinical team. You will also assist in managing the evolution and development of new program initiatives, the Unit’s teaching responsibilities and its clinical liaison with appropriate agencies. As a highly skilled and competent clinician, you will deliver quality services and provide clinical leadership within the services, giving support and supervision to less-experienced staff.
You will hold a Masters Degree in Clinical or Applied Psychology and be registered under the provisions of the Psychological Practices Act 1973, or you will hold a degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. You will have demonstrated experience in working with infants, children and young people and their families following child abuse and neglect, undertaking child protection assessments and other therapeutic interventions, assessments of high risk/vulnerable infants (0-24months), taking into consideration attachment relationships. Along with a broad range of clinical skills, you will bring the ability to establish and maintain effective networks and partnerships with a broad range of culturally diverse clients and stakeholders, including patients and their families, community services/agencies and other service providers within a multidisciplinary setting.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 632401