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Are you an experienced Therapeutic Specialist looking for an opportunity to make significant contribution to the lives of children and young people living with disability? Be the Place You Want to Work Salary packaging | Fitness Passport Diversity and Inclusion | Hybrid work environment About us Westhaven is and will continue to be the provider of choice for disability support services and accommodation across regional NSW. Westhaven provides client-centric, high-quality programs and activities that provide whole-of-life support for people with disability, including offering houses that are homes, enabling choice and control and supporting clients to live life the way they choose. About the role As the Therapeutic Specialist, you will provide clinical expertise across the Intensive Therapeutic Care for Children and Young People with Significant Disability (ITC-SD) service system.
Key responsibilities: Primary responsibility for facilitating Care Team Meetings and coordinating the formulation and progression of the therapeutic aspects of Case Plans Mentoring and supporting the Care Team and facilitating reflective practice Collaborating with the funding body to determine client mix Developing, implementing, and training/supporting service delivery staff in behaviour support plans, including mandatory quarterly reviews of each child / young person’s behaviour support plan To be at the forefront of this opportunity you will have: Working knowledge of service pathways, networks, and initiatives Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices relevant to delivering quality services within a Disability organisation Demonstrated working knowledge of legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act, the NDIS Act, the Child Protection Act, and relevant legislation relating to safety Knowledge and understanding of the 10 essential elements of Intensive Therapeutic Care and understanding of trauma, attachments, and child development theory A thorough understanding of restricted practices including phase-out strategies and reporting requirements Understanding of the impact that trauma, abuse, and neglect may have on children and young people who have a significant disability Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal communities, families, and children specifically in relation to the placement of Aboriginal children and young people in OOHC Demonstrated ability to undertake child-focused behavioural assessments for Children and Young People Experience in developing, implementing, and training/supporting service delivery staff in behaviour support plans, including mandatory quarterly reviews of each child / young person’s behaviour support plan. Essential requirements of the role: A tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing, Health, Allied Health, Social Services, or a related discipline (candidates that also hold a relevant Postgraduate Qualification will....