Therapeutic Specialist
Life Style Solutions
Newcastle, Australia
5d ago

What is the role?

Based in Newcastle, we have an opportunity for an individual to join the Lifestyle Solutions team in the capacity of Therapeutic Specialist.

Lifestyle Solutions team is growing and seeks a passionate and experienced community service Therapeutic Specialist to work with our Clinical Services team.

As a Therapeutic Specialist, you will provide accountable and effective clinical leadership to staff; ensure that people we support receive quality clinical services and meet pre-

determined performance measures established by management and the funding body. The Therapeutic Specialist will work alongside staff to ensure that they provide evidence based, positive behavior supports and trauma informed services to assist them to develop positive behaviors and skills for community living.

You will be responsible for :

  • Design and supervise educational and functional supporting material for the effective application of Lifestyle Solutions Therapeutic Practice Framework
  • Undertake and report on clinical assessments of people we support
  • Provide therapeutic and clinical services to Children and Young People, caring staff, carers and families as required
  • Provide consultation to our team and other agencies in accordance to priorities
  • Contribute to the continuing education and professional development of Lifestyles Solutions
  • Who are you?

    You are someone who gets excited by innovation. You are a self motivated Go Getter who wants to work for a values-based organisation whose solutions are leading edge.

    You are collaborative, passionate and innovative in the work that you do. In addition, you possess the following relevant skills :

  • Post graduate qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or relevant areas
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in working with Children & Young People and their families
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the development and implementation of behavioral intervention strategies, risk management strategies and skills development plans
  • Sound knowledge of Child Development, Attachment and Trauma theories and ability to assist and train others to understand the implications of these for the Children and Young People we support
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for consulting and collaborating both within and external to the agency including health professionals, other agencies and departments
  • Commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for consulting and collaborating both within and external to the agency including health professionals, other agencies and departments
  • Knowledge and use of contemporary principles and models in relation to the provision of intervention services for children with disabilities and their families
  • A current Drivers Licence
  • Who are we?

    Lifestyle Solutions has grown to become one of the major leaders and innovators in the Community Services sector in Australia.

    We are a National accredited Not for Profit organisation with a rapidly growing workforce of 2,000 passionate and talented people who committed to providing person centered, flexible and responsive support services for our community.

    The key to our success lies in our dedication to delivering person centred solutions, to equality and social justice and outcomes that are important for each individual.

    We are passionate about partnering with people to develop support systems which reflect their individuality, interests, vision and culture.

    Why choose us?

    Lifestyle Solutions offers employees an attractive and supportive work environment that offers challenging assignments, opportunities to expand and learn from others and openings to improve and learn new skills.

    In addition, salary packaging, access to a comprehensive learning and development program, and a corporate wellness package is available.

    Applications Close : Monday 9th September 2019

    We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion.

    We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

    As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.

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