Work For the Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation was formed in 1986 with its primary aim to advocate on behalf of children who have suffered abuse and neglect. We work to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. We provide specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care to child victims of abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

An attractive salary package will be offered to the right candidate. The successful applicant must have a Working with Children Check (or equivalent) and be willing to abide by the Foundation’s Safeguarding Children Policies. The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to EEO principles, anti discriminatory practice and a smoke-free workplace.

Current Positions Available

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Full-time and part-time
  • Canberra and Queanbeyan based roles
  • Possible relocation costs for the right candidate

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:

2 Therapeutic Specialists positions (Full-time, ongoing) – Canberra
We are seeking an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist or related discipline to work within a consortium to create and integrate a trauma informed service that improves outcomes for children in the Out Of Home Care System. The Program aims to deliver a holistic and predictable therapeutic environment for children and young people. This role will take a clinical leadership role and will work closely with residential staff, foster carers, kinship carers and other critical stakeholders working directly with children when required.

1 Therapeutic Specialist position (0.8 FTE, 12 month contract) – Queanbeyan
We are seeking an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist or related discipline to work within and deliver a therapeutic care program in residential care. The role will focus on providing training and support to residential staff team in trauma informed care, along with the development of programs for children and young people. This role will take a clinical leadership role and will work closely with residential staff and other critical stakeholders working directly with children when required.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community.

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75, 858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Newly created positions
  • Full-time (4 days may be considered)
  • 12 month contracts, possibility of extension
  • Melbourne, Warrnambool, Shepparton and Wodonga

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:

The Child Trauma Counsellor/Therapeutic Specialist positions will carry a varied caseload across the range of therapeutic programs offered by the Foundation. As such the role will provide:

  • Counselling to children, young people and their carers
  • Clinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • Training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car (dependant on location). The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the closing date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Melbourne location

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:
The Child Trauma Counsellor/Therapeutic Specialist positions will carry a varied caseload across the range of therapeutic programs offered by the Foundation. As such the role will provide:

  • Counselling to children, young people and their carers
  • Clinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • Training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car (dependant on location). The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Alice Springs
  • Ongoing, permanent position
  • Possible relocation costs for the right candidate

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLE:
The key responsibility of the role is to act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner across the residential and intensive youth support programs which are delivered in partnership with a range of providers. This position will be a key member of the team in each program and is primarily responsible for the provision of:

  • Specialist therapeutic support to the carers (residential) and other members of the care team
  • The delivery of specialised training about trauma and therapeutic care to professionals, carers and volunteer support peopleDirect therapeutic work with children/young people where appropriate
  • Direct therapeutic work with children/young people where appropriate

 

THE ROLE:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community.

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75, 858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Part-time (0.6), flexible with days
  • 12 month contract, possible extension
  • Horsham based role

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

THE ROLE: 
The key role of the Therapeutic Specialist is to act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner within out of home care programs, delivered with our partner organisation. The position has a key leadership role with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for each child and young person.

As such the role will provide:

  • Specialist therapeutic support to the carers and other members of the care team,
  • Slinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • Training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care providers

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS: 
The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car). The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.