Youth Justice

AHP4 Clinical Manager, Enhanced Support Team (EST) (BB-AFF77)

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 External Vacancy - Open toEveryone

Youth Justice are seeking a Clinical Manager to establish theEnhanced Support Team (EST).

Are you an experienced psychologist who loves working in amulti-disciplinary environment, and is keen to take the lead inestablishing a new specialist service delivery area?

Do you have great leadership skills and feel you can support andmanage a team of experienced allied health staff to deliverexceptional professional services?

Do you have a strong social justice ethos and the desire to makea real difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable youngpeople in the community?

Are you committed to the ongoing development of culturallyproficient allied health services?

If you like to think creatively, work flexibly, problem-solvecomplex challenges and have great variety in your work role, thenplease consider joining Youth Justice Services.

The Clinical Manager, EST will provide leadership ofhigh-quality evidence-based assessment and behaviour supportplanning for children and young people in custody who have complexco-occurring needs including major mental health disorders,intellectual, cognitive and communication impairments,developmental and other disabilities which underpin theirengagement in challenging behaviour.

The Clinical Manager, EST position will be accountable to:

  • Ensure the effective and timely identification and assessment of residents requiring an enhanced support response.
  • Provide expert advice on a range of clinical and forensic consultation services to Senior Managers and operational staff in the custodial environment.
  • Define and direct appropriate supervision and effective therapeutic activities and resident management techniques.
  • Coordinate and supervise multidisciplinary staff within the Enhanced Support Team to ensure the effective, sustainable maintenance of assessment, behaviour support planning and consultation and therapeutic services.
  • Provide expert advice to relevant stakeholders regarding management strategies for residents with complex needs and challenging behaviours.
  • Effectively implement and integrate relevant departmental resident management policies, activities and services for residents with enhanced support needs.
  • Benefits of working within Youth Justice:

  • Make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people and their families.
  • Opportunity to be involved with projects that are related to your work but may not be your core business. This enables you to be connected to the broader goals of the division and department and share knowledge across business units.
  • Ongoing learning and respect for Aboriginal culture, Youth Justice demonstrates a commitment to ongoing improvement in cultural awareness and responsiveness.
  • Opportunity to think creatively about how you apply your professional knowledge to help change young people’s lives.
  • Work flexibility regarding hours and location.
  • Access to professional supervision and paid professional development.
  • Essential Minimum Qualifications: A Masterslevel qualification in Clinical or Forensic or other AppliedPsychology and registered under the Health Practitioner RegulationNational Law to practise as a Psychologist. Psychology Board ofAustralia status as a Board Approved Supervisor.

    Special Conditions: A specialist endorsement asa Clinical or Forensic Psychologist by the Psychology Board ofAustralia is desirable. Successful applicant will be required tohold a National Police Check (NPC) and satisfactorily complete anEmployment-related Screening Check where this is required for therole, prior to being employed. Some out of hours work, and intraand interstate travel involving overnight absences, may berequired. Must hold a current Australian issued Driver’sLicence (equivalent to minimum class ‘C’ – SouthAustralian), which must be maintained. Incumbent must be willingand able to drive all government vehicles within their licenceclassification during the course of their duties.

    Additional Notes:  The South Australianpublic sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of workingincluding part-time.

    Role Status: Term up to 30/6/2022

    Remuneration: $107,705 - $117,254 (AHP4)

    Location: Cavan

    Enquiries to: Ms Louisa Hackett, 8169 1406/0417892 034 Email: @

    Application Instructions:

    Please note there has been a change in the DHSscreening requirements as of 1 July 2019 which are outlinedbelow.


    Consideration for an offer of employment in the South AustralianPublic Sector is in part dependent upon a National Police Check,also known as a National Police Certificate.

    If you are new to the department and are invited to aninterview, you will be required to produce a National Police Check,which has been issued within six months of your application for therole. National Police Checks can be applied for via the South Australia Police or through an AustralianCriminal Intelligence Commission accredited body.

    If the role you are applying for also requires anEmployment-related Screening Check, you will be required to undergosuch assessment as is advised by DHS, including periodic assessmentduring your employment.

    Cover Letter and Resume

    You are required to submit a cover letter which should be nolonger than 2 pages addressing how your skills, attributes,experience and capabilities align with the role description. Youare also required to provide three work referees, preferably beingyour two most recent line managers and attach your current resumevia the online application form. For more information onDHS’s recruitment and selection process please refer to the‘How toApply’ page. Please note that for this role you are notrequired to address Behavioural Questions in the application.

    You will only be able to save your progress once all mandatoryquestions are completed on each respective page. It is recommendedto allow enough time to complete the whole application as thesystem times out after one hour. Please be aware that lateapplications cannot be accepted.

    Please note:  Information provided inapplications, including user account information is an officialrecord pursuant to the State Records Act, 1997 and will be retained in accordance with General Disposal Schedule 30. As a result, requests for deletion of your application(s) and/or related user account(s) may be declined.

    For assistance with any technical issues please contactthe BRS helpdesk on 1300 733 056 or helpdesk@

    DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection isbased on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity orexpression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

    - AHP4 Clinical Manager, Enhance Support Team

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