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Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counselor – Central Australia

Organisation : Children's Ground

Location : Northern Territory, NT Region (Alice Springs)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Community Development, Health – General, Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 1 Mar, 2019

About the Role

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor (based in Alice Springs) will be responsible for creating a strengths based therapeutic counselling framework and service, and will work with children, young people, adults and elders across a wide range of issues. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and demonstrated success working with First Nations communities promoting social and emotional health and wellbeing, and knowledge and experience of trauma informed practice.

Under the direction of the Head of Family Health and Wellbeing, this position will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team that delivers the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the community.

This will include the recognition and support of local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of consumers. The team will develop and implement family health plans with individuals and families, and create and deliver responses to population health needs with the local community. The team will work collaboratively with internal and with external partners.

The position will work with children, young people, adults and elders across a wide range of issue including grief and loss, trauma, crisis resolution, advocacy for family violence issues, coping mechanisms and associated issues relating to violence, substance abuse, suicidal behaviours, family and health issues, stress and depression.

In addition, we know that the history of colonisation in Australia continues to have an on-going devastating impact on Indigenous families and communities. Genocide, dispossession, segregation, assimilation and loss of land rights are part of the context for all Indigenous Australians.

This position will be responsible for creating a strengths based therapeutic counselling framework and service that will work across the Children’s Ground Learning and Health and Wellbeing platforms.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Children's Ground

We are working to create a new reality with First Nations communities devastated by intergenerational disadvantage: an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Grace Anthony

Email : cgadmin@childrensground.org.au

Children’s Ground encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply. 


You will have the benefit of working within an intergenerational approach that supports and values an Aboriginal world view whereby language and culture is at the forefront of learning.


To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing all selection criteria (1-2 pages) to cgadmin@childrensground.org.au.


Please quote in application: Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counselor – Central Australia via Pro Bono Australia.


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