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  • Permanent full-time role
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Opportunity to extend/enhance your career

About the role

A full-time permanent position has become available to join the clinical team that provides quality assessment and therapeutic support to young people resident at Te Poutama Ārahi Rangatahi and Specialist Group Homes throughout Te Waipounamu.

Key duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assessment and therapeutic support aimed at reducing frequency and/or severity of identified behaviours
  • Development and ongoing review of intervention and safety plans for rangatahi
  • Delivery of individual, group and family therapy ensuring therapeutic approach
  • Provision of quality clinical supervision and training to residential staff including DDP
  • Key liaison with CBT providers - provide oversight of clinical reporting
  • Case consultations/clinical supervision

Skills and experience required include the following:

  • Masters qualification in a recognised health profession (preferably psychology)
  • Post-graduate study and/or demonstrated in-depth experience working in a therapeutic setting desirable
  • Eligibility for membership with an appropriate professional body
  • Ethical and effective clinical and therapeutic planning, assessment and treatment experience of youth (ideally those who have engaged in harmful sexual and/or violent offences)
  • Ability to build enduring professional relationships with young people, whanau/ families, staff and community
  • Have a sound understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Familiarity with Māori and/or Pacific languages (desirable)
  • Great communication skills, with ability to relate well to a wide range of people in both oral and written format
  • Strong organisational, professional and time management skills
  • Full clean NZ driver's licence required

The work can be rewarding and offers an opportunity to stretch and extend your skills/ experience. You will need to be resilient and flexible, have a positive attitude, be available to travel and be capable of working in an emotionally demanding environment.

Benefits and perks:

  • Proactive staff wellbeing and support
  • Professional development opportunities including training and support for DDP
  • Family friendly organisation - flexible working conditions
  • Reduced cost childcare/ buying privileges

About Barnardos

Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity. We tailor our services to respond to local needs, individual challenges and diverse experiences. We are deeply committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles it represents - it is an essential part of who we are and the work we do.

We're here for all Kiwi kids. Every day, our services and staff make a real and positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families across New Zealand.

With your help, we can do even more.

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For more information please contact

Applications close Sunday, 10 October 2021.

Please apply only if you are eligible to live and work in New Zealand.