Clinician


  • Eaglemont location
  • Full time/Part time (Min 0.4 FTE)
  • Salary package equivalent up to $100, 000 FTE per annum pro rata (inclusive of base salary, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

About Take Two

Take Two is a state-wide service providing high quality therapeutic services to children and young people who have suffered significant abuse, neglect or disrupted attachment and are clients of Child Protection.

The Opportunity

Berry Street’s Take Two program has a vacancy for a Clinician with the full-time equivalent base salary ranging from $85,600-$87,500 annually. This role will cover two different programs within Take Two including the Therapeutic Residential Care, and the Intensive Therapeutic Service.

Key Responsibilities

Therapeutic Services:

  • Provision of high-quality assessment and advice relating to the care of Child Protection clients referred to the Take Two program.
  • Provision of counselling and therapeutic interventions for children, young people and their families.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the client, their families and the care team to achieve therapeutic goals and outcomes.
  • Provide secondary consultation and support to DHHS and Community Service Organisations via Care Team for the clients.
  • Contribute to the research and training components of the Take Two programme

Therapeutic Residential Care:

  • Provision of reflective practice and consultation to two Berry Street residential care units. This component of the role is a minimum 0.4 FTE.

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About You

We are seeking a qualified Clinician who has relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline. You will have a sound understanding of the complexities of the service system, a demonstrated ability to provide direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of young people and families, and a sound understanding and demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and workers.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position – also if you are applying for a PT/FT position to be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 19th January 2020.

Queries to Gillian Cross, Clinical Manager, 9450 4700.

Please Note; the successful applicant will be subject to comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.