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.

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.

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.

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 Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to the delivery of trauma-sensitive, culturally strong services to children, young people and their families. Using these approaches, this role will join a growing team of Senior Clinicians/Therapeutic Specialists in Alice Springs and surrounding areas. The role will support our current service delivery and be part of expanding counselling services for children, young people and families. The role will work with our growing number of partner agencies to support the delivery of therapeutic models of out of home care and intensive support services for children, young people and families. The role will be responsible for undertaking therapeutic assessments and developing therapeutic plans for children and young people which will form the basis of direct work with the child/young person/family and clinical consultancy, using a care team approach, to resource the care and school environments to be trauma-sensitive in how they understand and respond to the needs of traumatised children and young people in their programs.

 

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.

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.