Practice Supervisor (Gladstone or Rockhampton based)

Job Description

About us...

Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-based professional therapy and support services to children and families, who have experienced or are at risk of harm. Established in 1988, we have helped over 170,000 children, young people and families at our 30 centres across Australia.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

About the job...

We are seeking a dedicated Practice Supervisor to join our inclusive, compassionate and friendly team based in Gladstone or Rockhampton. This position is full-time, fixed-term until 31 May 2024. Extension of employment contract beyond this date is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.  

This position is responsible for driving the therapeutic planning and interventions implemented by the Individual Support Packages (ISP) team members and external stakeholders to enhance children’s psychosocial and developmental outcomes.   

Key responsibilities…

  • Lead the therapeutic stakeholder team of both internal and external practitioners to ensure case plan goals and interventions are aligned by: 
  • Determining the most appropriate assessments, frameworks and interventions required to meet the individual needs of each child and their family informed by evidence.
  • Completing discipline specific assessments, creating individualised plans and delivering therapeutic interventions to achieve successful outcomes as part of a collaborative team that may include In Home Therapy Assistants, Child and Family Consultants and Practitioners, Allied Health Practitioners and Youth Workers. 
  • Providing guidance, education and regular debriefing to In-Home Therapy Assistants to outwork therapeutic goals in the home. 
  • Attend stakeholder meetings for the benefit of clients and develop case plans.
  • Maintain up-to-date output and outcomes data for all clients as required by Act for Kids policies and procedures.
  • Regularly attend, prepare and participate in case reviews and other case discussions as required.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with local community and government agencies with the goal of increasing Act for Kids’ profile in the region and sourcing and developing potential avenues for funding growth.
  • Ensure behaviour during all work interactions is aligned to our values of being professionalethicalteam oriented, caringcourageous and collaborative.

About you... 

Qualifications

  • Tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (social work, human services, allied health, psychology, speech and language pathology or occupational therapy).
  • Professional registration (if required).
  • Membership of a relevant professional association (desirable).

Skills and experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience leading a multidisciplinary team in a similar program and environment.
  • Highly developed knowledge of child protection issues and the child protection sector in Queensland.
  • Experience and capacity to foster and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders, partners and the community.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively work families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ability to lead and build a strong, cohesive team in alignment with Act for Kids’ values.

Other requirements

  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Applicants must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility may be requested.
  • Fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6 under the SCHCADS award;
  • Salary range is $92,704 - $96,805 plus 10% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

 About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values-based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Simone Collier on 0428 952 944 or email simone.collier@actforkids.com.au

Covid-19 Vaccinations

A requirement of employment is for the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

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Closing Date: 25 May 2022