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Family Violence Therapeutic Counsellor

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Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Werribee)

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Families, Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000 to $75,000

Application Closing Date : 9 Dec, 2018

About the Role

  • Position: Part time, till June 2019
  • Salary Range: $70,000 to $75,000
  • Location: Werribee

About the role

This position has been created to provide 1:1 trauma-informed assessment and counselling to Aboriginal women, men and children who are impacted by or perpetrators of family violence. The worker will:

  • Undertake intake and assessment
  • Develop a family violence healing plan – identifying risks and strategies
  • Support the client with regular review touchpoints
  • Engage with clients in-service, home-based visits
  • Support individual Aboriginal men, women and children through their individual healing journeys by creating or rebuilding strong positive connections between participants and their culture, land, family and community

The position will contribute to the delivery of quality, culturally safe approaches to individuals and whole of family as appropriate through applying VACCA’s therapeutic framework and program guide. Healing through Culture will underpin all aspects of the work.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and values and the importance of identity, and cultural connections in the healing process for Aboriginal children and families
  • A Degree qualification in a relevant field along with demonstrated experience
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence in Aboriginal families
  • A demonstrated ability to work therapeutically and sensitively with Aboriginal children, women and/or men who are impacted by and/or perpetrators of family violence

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) via BigSplash

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organization of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organization that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

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Please quote in application: Family Violence Therapeutic Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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