About the role
- Part-time 0.6-0.8 (EFT)
- Fixed term until May 2022
- Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Program
- Based across our Footscray and Braybrook sites
What We Offer
You will be joining a dedicated and caring team of professionals, you will also enjoy:
- The opportunity to join one of Melbourne’s most respected non-profit organisations
- Role diversity and internal career progression opportunities
- Keep your work-life balance in check with the flexibility of part-time hours
- Generous salary packaging options, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
Our Counselling Service delivers a therapeutic service to residents in the western suburbs of Melbourne with a focus on marginalised communities. This role, embedded within the Refugee Health Team, provides counselling in trauma, family violence, depression and anxiety, with a particular focus on marginalised and/or refugee communities
This role provides a crucial response to the psycho-social/mental health needs of cohealth clients in collaboration with other cohealth services. Counselling duties are the primary focus however the position may also include intake, casework, care-planning, group work and health promotion.
Your daily duties will be diverse however, in essence will include:
- Providing ethical, flexible, professional goal-directed and client-centred counselling services, to a range of individuals and families within a systems approach;
- Provide a culturally safe, trauma informed counselling service for people from refugee and asylum seeker background and a generalist client case load
- Providing casework, referral and advocacy to clients particularly where this would enhance the therapeutic work and/or where other services are not available;
- Working with other professionals in an inter-professional approach within the refugee health team; and
- Ensuring all reporting, record keeping, data management and other administrative duties are done in a timely fashion.
Being a councillor, you’re already a compassionate, caring individual by definition. You wouldn’t have a career if that weren’t the case. What else you can bring to the role is;
- A qualification in counselling and/or social work, eligibility for membership of AASW and more than two years supervised experience providing counselling;
- Well developed capacity for counselling assessment and formulation towards client centred care planning;
- Demonstrated capacity to conduct family violence risk assessment, mental health risk assessment and safety planning;
- A sensitivity to, and understanding of, the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds;
- Personal attributes including flexibility, initiative, professionalism, integrity, a focus on positive outcomes, and the ability to self-regulate during difficult situations;
- An understanding of the family violence, mental health and child protection sector and/or specialist training/skills in working with women and children who have experienced family violence (highly desirable); and
- Relevant second language, desirable.
Applications close on 19th May @ 10.00pm
About the organisation
Who is cohealth?
For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.