Clinician Youth Services

About the position

The Clinician Youth Services will support the comprehensive assessment and intake of clients attending CAAPS residential programs. This position ensures a commitment to principles related to client access, equity, and empowerment.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Development of assessments reports and risk management and case
  • Focus on relationship building within a culturally safe and trauma informed approach
  • Maintain an awareness of individual needs and client wellbeing, through participation in internal handover procedures
  • Facilitate individual counselling sessions with clients as required
  • Participate in afterhours “on call” support for Youth Services and Healthy Families AOD programs
  • Provide strong links and professional partnerships between relevant staff and local agencies to ensure an efficient and coordinated approach to service delivery and referral and enhance access and equity
  • Participate in intake panel meetings as a key member, providing essential information to other panel members
  • Work as part of a team to ensure Clinical governance is at a high level in CAAPS programs
  • Data entry and reporting in line with National reporting requirements, including up to date entry of case notes and revised case plans
  • Work positively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Your skills, experience and qualifications include:

  • Priority on relationship building with all clients and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, competent administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively both as part of a multidisciplinary team and on an individual basis
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team in a cross-cultural environment
  • Adhere to legislative requirements in dealing with all client groups
  • Contribute to a safe working environment by identifying potential hazards and responding in accordance with CAAPS Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to speak Aboriginal Languages an advantage
  • Degree level qualification (or higher) in psychology or similar
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or recognised qualifications in a related
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current NT Driver’s License (minimum C Class)
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Current Ochre Card (Category E)

Why work for CAAPS?

  • You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
  • You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
  • Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
  • Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
  • Receive 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)!

View Position Description here.

To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close:  24th July 2022