ROLE: Psychologist, Therapist 

REPORTING TO: Director of Programs  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work therapeutically with students in our primary school (both boarding and day scholars)
  • Undertake psycho-social assessments to identify the needs of the student, taking into consideration trauma experience, social functioning and development 
  • Develop a therapeutic plan working with each individual, taking account of identified needs, cultural context and trauma background 
  • Provide 1:1 counselling to students 
  • Educate students on the possible effects of trauma 
  • Mediate conflict between students and/or teachers 
  • Provide direct support services to individual students, small groups, and classrooms
  • Refer clients to appropriate health services or other services to address identified needs 
  • Work collaboratively with our teachers and dorm staff and be available to discuss learning, behavioral, familial and social problems
  • Provide recommendations on behavioral management techniques
  • Participate in team meetings as required
  • Evaluate and advise school disciplinary practices for ‘at risk’ students  
  • Prepare appropriate documentation and reports and maintain client database information for relevant parties 
  • Complete written reports as needed or as requested by Director of Programs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in Psychology
  • Certificate of Qualification (LCSW)
  • Experience in assessment and counselling of children, adolescents and families
  • Demonstrated ability to engage clients effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child and adolescent development, emotional disorders and behavioral challenges 
  • Ability to manage caseload independently and work collaboratively in team environment
  • Ability to work in line with a trauma informed care approach 
  • Up-to-date Children's Check and National Police Check (Cert of Good Conduct) 

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@flyingkites.org