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Clinical Support Practitioner

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Employment type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Child & Family Services

Join us in making a difference in the outcome of our children's lives. Our Lifestyle Solutions values drive our day-to-day behaviour – across our many group homes and all the locations in which we operate. They are the common threads that drive who we are, what we stand for and believe in, and how we care for, service, and support our customers. We believe all people are equal. We believe that everyone in society should be provided equal opportunity and equal respect and if you believe that too, then this is the organisation for you.

  • Permanent Part Time or Full Time Opportunity
  • Competitive Remuneration Package including car allowance
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Generous paid training budget including TCI
  • Working towards completion / in last stages of degree is suitable

An exciting and challenging role exists for a Clinical Support Practitioner to join our Child & Family Services team in Parkes, NSW to provide clinical knowledge and expertise to support children and young people who are residing in Out of Home Care. 

The Clinical Support Practitioner is required to provide clinical assistance under the direct guidance of existing Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care (ITTC) team members in a child-centred environment or through the outreach program. The role of the Clinical Support Practitioner is to support the Child & Therapeutic Specialists by assisting with achieving the overarching goals for therapeutic intervention. 

Keep Calm and Be Happy – What are the benefits?

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration package $80k- $90K base + $12K car allowance
  • Salary Packaging options up to $16k p/a
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training offered
  • Frequent paid external supervision

Own It – How we get the job done

The Clinical Support Practitioner works with residential care worker, family, kin and case managers to ensure children and young people who have experienced trauma, receive positive support and therapeutic care. This will include development of therapeutically appropriate plans and services, including assessments and behaviour support plans. A background in clinical delivery and therapy will be an advantage.

This role forms part of a Multi Disciplinary outreach team providing responsive and tailored programs, assessment and therapeutic supports to children and young people across New England.

Role Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the administration and support of educational & school tasks, including one on one tutoring in the residential space, based on the educational needs of the CYP’s in placement.
  • Providing one on one cultural support, including culturally specific observations, recommendations, mentoring and linking with area defined cultural supports. 
  • Transport to and from appointments (medical, clinical etc.) to have effective support from a clinical perspective. This will also provide the opportunity for clinical observations at appointments and interactions with other professionals in a community setting.
  • Willingness to work alongside the existing ITTC clinical team and embrace guidance, professional development and supports.
  • The completion of a cultural recommendation report including life story work, genogram, and cultural recommendations.
  • Assist with developing independent living skills
  • Provide placement supports
  • Assist with risk management 
  • Engage young people aged 12- 18 years who are at risk of having a placement breakdown
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for young people within the ITTC program

Make It Matter – What you will bring to make a difference in other’s lives

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or Mental Health Nursing and/or relevant experience
  • Current registration in relevant and appropriate Registration Body if applicable
  • Relevant experience and knowledge obtained in a therapeutic care setting or working in a clinical environment with Children and Young People
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and experience and the Child Protection and or Out of Home Care Service System,
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and operational issues across the Child and Family Services
  • National Police Check and Working with Children’s Check WWCC. National Police Check will be completed by us for the successful candidate.
  • Vaccinated against Covid-19

Respect – Who we are and why we do it

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families, and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic, and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone’s fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

How to apply

All applications must be lodged online. If you have any additional questions please call Mia Sloman on 0461 438 295 or email

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.

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