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Independent Consultant – Therapeutic Services

Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Canberra ACT
Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)
Contract/Temp
$92 – $118 per hour

(Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Social Workers, Registered Counsellors, and Behaviour Support Practitioners)

  • Contract, flexible hours
  • Canberra locations
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About us:

We are a leading provider of therapeutic services with a strong foundation in childhood trauma care across Australia. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people, along with their carers and support networks, through comprehensive support across Out of Home Care, education, and the NDIS sectors. We offer a dynamic and supportive environment for self-driven and highly motivated professionals who are committed to making a difference.

Our strategic goal for 2024 is to grow our services, that’s why we need you.

The opportunity:

We are looking for Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Social Workers, Registered Counsellors, and Behaviour Support Practitioners to join our team as independent consultants.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with flexibility from your home base, providing crucial services to enhance the well-being of those in need.

Key Duties:

  • Flexibility: Choose your hours and enjoy the freedom to work from home.
  • Competitive Compensation: Earn between $92 and $118 per hour, reflective of your experience and service years.
  • Supportive Environment: Our Operations Team is here to support you, offering diary management services and up to 12 days of professional development per year.
  • Independence: Operate as an independent consultant with the autonomy to manage your schedule (ABN or ACN required).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality therapeutic services across Out of Home Care, education, and NDIS, including assessments, counselling, report writing and secondary consultation.
  • Work collaboratively with children, young people, their carers, and support networks to facilitate positive outcomes.
  • Engage in continuous professional development to enhance service delivery.

Requirements:

  • Registration as a Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Registered Counsellor, or Behaviour Support Practitioner.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable populations, particularly in areas related to childhood trauma.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your schedule effectively.
  • Hold valid Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or be able to obtain)
  • Current ABN or ACN for independent consultancy.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of children and young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please send use the ‘Apply Now’ button below or email your CV to info@theactgroup.com.au to express your interest in this exciting opportunity.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Join us in our mission to provide transformative care and support to those in need.

Independent Consultant – Therapeutic Services

Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Canberra ACT
Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)
Contract/Temp
$92 – $118 per hour

(Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Social Workers, Registered Counsellors, and Behaviour Support Practitioners)

  • Contract, flexible hours
  • Melbourne and Canberra locations
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About us:

We are a leading provider of therapeutic services with a strong foundation in childhood trauma care across Australia. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people, along with their carers and support networks, through comprehensive support across Out of Home Care, education, and the NDIS sectors. We offer a dynamic and supportive environment for self-driven and highly motivated professionals who are committed to making a difference.

Our strategic goal for 2024 is to grow our services, that’s why we need you.

The opportunity:

We are looking for Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers, Social Workers, Registered Counsellors, and Behaviour Support Practitioners to join our team as independent consultants.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with flexibility from your home base, providing crucial services to enhance the well-being of those in need.

Key Duties:

  • Flexibility: Choose your hours and enjoy the freedom to work from home.
  • Competitive Compensation: Earn between $92 and $118 per hour, reflective of your experience and service years.
  • Supportive Environment: Our Operations Team is here to support you, offering diary management services and up to 12 days of professional development per year.
  • Independence: Operate as an independent consultant with the autonomy to manage your schedule (ABN or ACN required).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality therapeutic services across Out of Home Care, education, and NDIS, including assessments, counselling, report writing and secondary consultation.
  • Work collaboratively with children, young people, their carers, and support networks to facilitate positive outcomes.
  • Engage in continuous professional development to enhance service delivery.

Requirements:

  • Registration as a Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Registered Counsellor, or Behaviour Support Practitioner.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable populations, particularly in areas related to childhood trauma.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your schedule effectively.
  • Hold valid Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or be able to obtain)
  • Current ABN or ACN for independent consultancy.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of children and young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please send use the ‘Apply Now’ button below or email your CV to info@theactgroup.com.au to express your interest in this exciting opportunity.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Join us in our mission to provide transformative care and support to those in need.

Please note:

  • Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.

Mental Health Clinician

Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Geelong, South West Coast VIC
Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)
Full time

About us:

Australian Childhood Trauma Group (ACT Group) is a premier organisation specialising in childhood trauma care across Australia. We are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people, along with their carers and support networks, by providing comprehensive therapeutic services across Out of Home Care, education, and the NDIS sectors.

Values

  • Excellence in service delivery
  • Respect and support for the well-being of our team
  • Commitment to professional development and independence
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment

Working with the Act Group, you will gain

  • Opportunity to work in a specialist area in trauma informed care
  • Opportunity to work in various practice settings, gaining experience in schools, outreach, private counselling, assessments and more
  • Supportive team environment with a strong focus on building positive team culture
  • Opportunity to take a holistic approach to care and do broader systems work
  • Opportunity to engage with children, young people and their families and provide intervention in creative and collaborative ways
  • Ongoing professional development, and internal supervision opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements

Responsibilities and duties 

Clinical Services

  • Maintain a commitment to child safety and wellbeing, including adhering to the ACT Group’s Code of Conduct and Child Safety standards in all areas of work with the ACT Group.
  • Provide therapeutic support services to children, young people, families and adults
  • Complete functional behaviour assessments
  • Develop Positive Behaviour Support plans and other Therapeutic Care Plans (TCPs) and train staff and carers to implement the plan, along with the participant
  • Assist participants in addressing underlying causes of behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of these on their life
  • Work to reduce or eliminate the use of restrictive practices
  • Conduct intakes (receive referrals, staff allocations)
  • Feedback sessions with parents/carers/case workers/guardians, school staff, etc.
  • Secondary consultations with parents/carers/case workers/guardians, school staff, etc.
  • Keep appropriate client notes in a professional manner and at the standard of the appropriate professional association
  • Keep up to date with legal requirements for professional registration
  • Maintain highest levels of confidentiality in all matters
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of clinical services program
  • Report writing, documentation and billing related to clinical services or assessment
  • Record data and service delivery time
  • Maintain strict adherence to Practice Framework and Clinical Guidelines

Projects

  • Oversee and/or participate in specific clinical projects as required

Administration – documentation and time management

  • Other tasks and projects as required, as skills/ experience develop, which may include developing and conducting training.
  • Attend and carry out individual and group clinical supervision

Essential Requirements

  • Full registration as an Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse, Speech Therapist, Psychologist (with AHPRA registration) or Mental Health Social Worker/Social Worker accreditation from AASW, Play or Art Therapist registered with APPT/APTA or ANZACATA, or Counsellor registered with ACA/PACFA .
  • Must hold a Medicare provider number if applicable.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check at all times and undergo Criminal Records Checks as required.
  • Travel and conduct outreach work in schools, family homes and other community settings, as required.
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours, including interstate travel.
  • Aggregable to register with the NDIS quality and safeguards commission as a behaviour support practitioner.

Work experience and skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the workforce in the fields of health, disability, education, or social services
  • Thorough understanding of trauma informed practice and the effects of complex trauma
  • Experience conducting functional assessments and implementing Positive Behavioural support plans that are in line with NDIS requirements
  • Advanced knowledge in specific interventions for childhood trauma and experience in dyad therapies
  • Systemic interventions
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent formal report writing skills
  • Proactive problem-solving skills

Essential qualities

  • You will possess a willingness and capacity to embrace the Values of the Australian Childhood Trauma Group
  • Self-motivated, ability to work autonomously when required and work well within a team setting
  • Be flexible and able to share discipline specific expertise with the team and work respectfully within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, can build positive, professional relationships internally and externally, working with children, young people, families, governing bodies, and other community organisations
  • High level of honesty and integrity
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Dynamic and creative

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of children and young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button below or email your CV to info@theactgroup.com.au to express your interest in this exciting opportunity.

Note: Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • Are you available to travel for this role when required?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have membership with any psychology, social work, or counselling boards?
  • How many years of experience do you have as a Clinician?

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Independent Consultant – Therapeutic Services

Australian Childhood Trauma Group
Geelong, South West Coast VIC
Psychology, Counselling & Social Work (Healthcare & Medical)
Contract/Temp
$92 – $118 per hour
Reports to: Clinical Lead

The Organisation:
Australian Childhood Trauma Group (ACT Group) is a premier organisation specialising in childhood trauma care across Australia. We are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people, along with their carers and support networks, by providing comprehensive therapeutic services across Out of Home Care, education, and the NDIS sectors.

Values:

Excellence in service delivery

  • Respect and support for the well-being of our team
  • Commitment to professional development and independence
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment

Working with the ACT Group, you will gain:

  • The flexibility to choose your hours and work from your home base.
  • Competitive compensation of $92 – $118 per hour, reflecting experience and service years.
  • Support through diary management services and up to 12 days of professional development per year.
  • The autonomy to operate as an independent consultant.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Clinical Services:

  • Provide high-quality therapeutic services across Out of Home Care, education, and NDIS.
  • Conduct assessments; including positive behaviour support plans (PBSP), Education Needs Assessments (ENAs); counselling, report writing, and secondary consultations.
  • Collaborate with children, young people, their carers, and support networks to facilitate positive outcomes.

Professional Development and Support:

  • Engage in continuous professional development to enhance service delivery.
  • Maintain a commitment to ethical standards and confidentiality in all areas of work.
  • Support the strategic goal of service growth for 2024.

Essential Requirements:

  • Registration as a Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker, Social Worker, Registered Counsellor, Art Therapist, Play Therapist, or Behaviour Support Practitioner (proficient or above).
  • Demonstrated experience with vulnerable populations, especially in childhood trauma.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a flexible schedule.
  • Valid Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or ability to obtain).
  • Current ABN or ACN for independent consultancy.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of children and young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button below or email your CV to info@theactgroup.com.au to express your interest in this exciting opportunity.

Note: Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • How many years of experience do you have as a social worker?
  • How many years of experience do you have as a Child Counsellor?

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To apply for any available positions, please send a copy of your current CV, along with a cover letter outlining your past experience to Melanie Love, melanie.love@theactgroup.com.au using the subject line: ACTG – JOB TITLE: LOCATION Application.

If you have any questions in regards to the position, please call our office on 1300 034 503.