Are you passionate about the mental health of young people and families?
Are you looking for a flexible, well paid and well supported environment that values you and your professional development?
Welcome to Relational Minds, a private Parent Support Service for families with children suffering from mental illness. Our mission is to build a more hopeful world for children by helping their carers and building trusting relationships. We believe that individual therapy alone for children and adolescents may not be enough to help their recovery. The issues at home and their relationships need addressing. We achieve this using the principles of Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy. The same principles embedded in the whole organisation as our model of treating each other and self care. Our team is comprised of clinicians from multiple disciplines (medical, nursing, and allied health).
We are based in the Macedon Ranges (Woodend and Sunbury) and Mildura. We are a team that is committed to diversity and inclusivity, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disabilities.
Relational Minds Mental Health Clinician (Mildura)
Ideal for Provisional Psychologist or new Social Work Graduate
Role Purpose and Philosophy:
The role is suited to a mental health practitioner who has a passion for helping children grown emotionally. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Mental Health Nursing or other relevant disciplines (including clinicians with experience in working with Out-of-home-care children).
If you are a Provisional Psychologist or a new Social Work graduate, we encourage you to apply. We are keen to cultivate new clinicians and will provide support for your supervision and training needs.
The role involves the mental health assessment of children and their families, followed by the delivery of education and provision of support to help parents care for their young person. We utilise a relational approach that is supported by other members of the Relational Minds team. Our goal is to be co-parents while they become our co-therapists. Previous experience working with families is desired and we will provide training and support to develop your skills.
- You will be trained in:
- Developing a holistic and integrated formulation of a young person’s presentation and management plan, based on neurobiology and attachment theory principles.
- The basic skills required to relate to and support families using the basic principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
- The necessary skills to deliver the Foundations for Attachment Program individually and in groups.
- You can obtain support via regular team intake and clinical review meetings, training, clinical supervision and reflective practice supervision.
- Our admin staff will look after your day to day needs.
- We will provide opportunities for education and professional development in the relational and holistic treatment of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and youth.
- We will allow flexible working hours to accommodate you and your family’s needs.
- If you are a provisional psychologist we will offer you a paid internship as well as subsidise your supervision costs
Key Selection Criteria/ Performance Standards
- An interest in working with parents and families is essential. No formal family therapy training is necessary but a willingness to learn and openness to relating to families is required.
- Experience and practice in the assessment and treatment of young people and their families with mental illness is desired.
- Experience in the practise of trauma informed therapy approaches is desirable.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a clinical team, match our organisational values and adhere by the team’s communication and conflict resolution standards.
- Registration with any relevant regulatory bodies (eg. AHPRA, AASW etc) if applicable
- Undertake a National Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. Employees are required to maintain a valid Working with Children’s Check throughout their employment.
- Show evidence of current professional indemnity membership.
- Compliance with discipline specific Code of Ethics.
- Demonstrate compliance with discipline specific Continuous Professional Development requirements.
- A current, full drivers licence for the State of Victoria which is appropriate for the type of vehicle being driven, and comply with any restrictions on their licence (e.g. wearing glasses) while undertaking duties (If applicable).
- Relevant referees
We are open to full or part time arrangements.
If you would like to apply, please email your CV to ca*****@re*************.au and tell us about your passion for working with families and young people. We will advise you of further steps in the application process.
Thank you for your interest.