EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION PACKAGE Child Psychologist

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WCF Child Psychologist Employment Information Pack – 0813 P a g e | 1

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION PACKAGE

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION PACKAGE

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION PACKAGE

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION PACKAGE

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Child Psychologist

Psychologist

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Psychologist

Thank you for your interest in the position of Child Psychologist - with William

Campbell Foundation.

In this Employment Information Package you will find:

• Information about William Campbell Foundation;

• A Position Description and

• The Selection Criteria.

Selection for interview will be based on Applicants satisfactorily meeting the Selection Criteria.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Complete the Selection Criteria by outlining how

you are able to meet the requirements of the position and submit your response, along with a copy of your up-to-date resume and a brief cover letter, to:

Suellen Emerton Administrator

William Campbell College

PO Box 3035

MINNAMURRA NSW 2533

NOTE: The full Working With Children and Police Checks will be conducted on

interviewed Applicants and appointment will be subject to a satisfactory result.

Applications must be received by COB Monday 23 September 2013

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Contact Sonia Liddicoat – (Operations Manager) on – (Ph) 02 4422 9933

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About William Campbell Foundation

For details about William Campbell Foundation please

refer to our website:

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POSITION DESCRIPTION – Child Psychologist

Position Title: Child Psychologist

Position Status: Full time

Hours: 38 hrs / week

Location: The position is based in WCF’s Bomaderry Office but will be responsible for delivering services to children and families in the Shoalhaven and Illawarra

Reports to: Operations Manager

Salary: Contract by negotiation

Qualifications: Appropriate endorsement by the Psychologist Registration Board

Competencies: Ability to –

Perform psychological assessment of children, young people, their families and foster families; Implement behaviour management services consistent with WCF’s Behaviour Management Policy;

Deliver high-level training to WCF staff (Education and OoHC) and carers;

Understand and implement evidence based therapeutic interventions;

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Ability to – Relate to children and young people who display challenging behaviours;

Write high quality professional reports;

Liaise professionally with other organisations; Function as part of a team.

Must have - Excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills;

High-level verbal and written communication and computer skills and

Current driver’s license.

Objectives: Ensure the provision of the highest quality psychological services to clients of WCF.

Monitoring of any of WCF’s psychological work that is contract to external agencies.

Provide clinical advice to the management of WCF as required.

Enhance the capacity of WCF to support children who have complex behavioural problems in both an educational and OoHC setting.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Provide psychological services to clients

• Undertake and report on psychological assessments on children, young people and families;

• Design, evaluate and assist in the implementation of evidence based psychological interventions and other programs for children, young people and families;

• Prepare and assist in the implementation of individual case plans for all clients;

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WCF Child Psychologist Employment Information Pack – 0813 P a g e | 5 2. Conduct research

• Conduct research in consultation and evaluation of William Campbell Foundation’s programs.

3. Provide clinical advice to WCF staff and carers

• Contribute to the design and evaluation of William Campbell Foundation’s programs;

• Debrief staff after critical incidents as required;

• Provide advice to William Campbell Foundation staff where required;

• Provide training and practical hands on strategies to support carers at various times if / when required.

4. Administration

• Maintain accurate and comprehensive records and case notes in accordance with policy;

• Ensure the security of client files.

5. Supervision and Teamwork

• Participate in monthly supervision with Supervisor;

• Attend team meetings or casework supervision meetings as required.

6. Training

• Provide and present training to WCF staff and carers;

• Attend relevant training as required.

7. Policies and Procedures

• Abide by WCF’s Policies and Procedures.

8. Occupational Health & Safety

• Report safety hazards to the Operations Manager;

• Actively promote safe work practices in the workplace;

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9. Child Protection

• Report to FaCS all cases of suspected risk of harm to children and / or young people as per WCF Policies and Procedures;

• Assist in the reporting and investigation of all relevant issues as prescribed by the NSW Ombudsman if required.

10. Other Duties

• Complete other duties as directed by Supervisor.

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SELECTION CRITERIA – Child Psychologist

1. Appropriate Psychology qualifications and registration.

2. Demonstrated experience working with children, young people and families.

3. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

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5. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills.

6. Understanding of the requirements of the Office of the Children’s Guardian with respect to the implementation of behaviour management within OoHC.

7. Demonstrated experience in working with children who exhibit challenging behaviours and an ability to undertake comprehensive assessments and develop behaviour management plans.

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WCF Child Psychologist Employment Information Pack – 0813 P a g e | 9 9. Clearance with the New Working with Children Check.

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