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Health Clinician IVPRS -JIRT

Far West, NSW

Permanent Full Time

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Psychologist

Purpose of Position

The purpose of the Health Clinician IVPRS - JIRT position within the Integrated Violence Prevention Response Service includes:   Provide an improved level of face to face support and referrals to victims and their families resulting in them better coping with the impact of the abuse, improving daily functioning and having any psycho/social and physical concerns addressed. To assist with the full JIRT Health coverage at JIRT Units throughout the year, enabling FWLHD to fulfil its interagency responsibilities in the first response to criminal and serious child abuse. Assist FWLHD to implement the JIRT Health response model and providing a timely response to JIRT referrals. Provide evidence based counselling and therapy to adult and child victims of sexual assault, abuse and neglect and their non-offending family members across the VAN service system. Active participantion, planning, development and delivery of community engagement activities, events and education to promote a wider understanding of violence prevention within the immediate and outreach communities.

Selection Criteria

Tertiary Qualification in Social Work, Social Science or Social Welfare. Eligibility for membership of the recognised professional association and meet the criteria for Level 3 as per the NSW Health Service Health Professional (State) Award or registration with Australian Health Practitioner regulation agency (AHPRA) as a psychologist.

Advanced clinical experience in relation to child protection intervention and crisis intervention, counselling and case management including working with children, young people and their families.

Demonstrated significant knowledge of child protection issues, including relevant legislation and guidelines, particularly in relation to the JIRT Program.

Demonstrated high level written, computer and verbal communication skills, and the ability to generate high level reports and use appropriate databases.

Demonstrated high level understanding, ability to work collaboratively and maintain relationships with interagency partners including NSW Police Force and Family and Community Services, health services and other key stakeholders in relation to children and young people who have experienced serious and criminal sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect.

Demonstrated advised clinical knowledge of sexual assault and child protection theory and practice, crisis intervention and a high level of contemporary intervention skills appropriate to JIRT victims together with a commitment to ongoing professional development and evidence based practice.

Evidence of current unrestricted NSW drivers licence and willingness to travel as part of the role.