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Organisation : Woodville Alliance

Location : Sydney (Auburn)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

The Strong Minds program within our Community Initiatives Team is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) program. It services three locations in Western and South Western Sydney; Fairfield East, Carramar and Auburn. This program offers early intervention supports to vulnerable families of children who are at risk of or affected by mental illness to reach their potential
through practical assistance, non-clinical therapeutic support and education and information services.

• Provision of short and long term assistance to families through counselling, case management and family interventions
• Provide early intervention support for families of young people who suffer or are at risk of suffering from mental illnesses
• Provide information to children, youth and their families on de-stigmatising mental health problems, identifying early signs of mental health issues and building resilience for managing mental health issues through creatively and culturally appropriate mediums
• Develop the capacity of children, youth and their families through evidence based therapeutic groups
• Understand and ensure delivery of support processes utilizing best practice framework, effective assessments and collaboration with other agencies
• Contribute to the development, continuous improvement and evaluation of family support strategies with young people by keeping up to date on research and best practice and participating in various supervision

1. Tertiary level qualification with an approved RTO in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent
2. At least 2 years’ experience in Counselling
3. Membership or eligibility to join a governing body such as PACFA, AASW or ACA
4. Experience in delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities and to those with a disadvantaged background
5. Practical experience in case management to children and young people with mental health issues
6. Demonstrated ability in conflict resolution and mediation
7. Sound understanding of Trauma Informed Care and Client Centered Practice
8. Understanding of safe work practices
9. Proven written and verbal communication including case note writing and interpersonal skills
10. A community language (e.g. Arabic, Vietnamese) is desirable
11. A commitment to social justice
12. Australian Drivers Licence
13. Current and verified National Police Check and Working With Children Check


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Woodville Alliance

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over twenty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation. Website:

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Tishia Boulton-Bell

Phone : 02 9722 5200

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Strong Minds Caseworker (Counsellor) via Pro Bono Australia.


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