Therapist – Oranga Tamariki – Te Tai Tokerau region
We have one full-time, fixed-term Therapist position available until June 2021 at our Clinical Services team Te Tai Tokerau (TTT) region with the possibility to be extended to a full-time, permanent position. We would also consider a part-time position for the right applicant.
The Clinical Services Team TTT is a small team which provides psychological and therapeutic assessments, interviews, specialist interventions (play/sand tray therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychoeducation) to children, young people and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. Experience working with children in the care and protection environment, specifically providing therapeutic assessment and trauma-based therapy to children and their families/caregivers, will be an advantage, but not essential.
Responsibilities will include working with various cultures including Maori and Pacifica clients, providing professional consultation to Social Workers, and liaising with community providers.
The diversity in this role provides the flexibility in the use of evidence-based therapy models and intervention tools to achieve positive outcomes for children and their whanau. Oranga Tamariki has wide-ranging statutory responsibilities and is committed to services that are culturally appropriate. Oranga Tamariki recognises and has a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Salary will be according to the relevant Oranga Tamariki Therapist Scale.
What you will bring?
Applications close Friday, 25 September 2020.