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Specialist Family Violence Counsellor

Organisation : EACH

Location : Melbourne (Ferntree Gully)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Mental Health, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 7 Mar, 2021

About the role

Reference: 571
Type: Temporary
Position: Specialist Family Violence Counsellor
Location: Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Community Services
Salary: Salary Packaging

As part of our Counselling and Support team at Ferntree Gully, EACH is looking for a Counsellor to provide support and assistance on a part-time basis 3 days per week for 6 months, making a huge difference to the lives of those who may have experienced family violence.  This position will provide family violence counselling in a brief intervention model in collaboration with other community health counsellors.

What you’ll be doing
You will be the primary contact for women accessing the Primary Health Child and Family Services in Melbourne’s outer east while they are awaiting allocation to a clinician, family support worker or appropriate external service. The position will support women who have experienced family violence to develop a goal-oriented care safety and recovery plan for themselves and other family members affected by family violence through assessment referral and therapeutic counselling of women.  

You would be working as part of busy team usually seeing 4 clients per day who have had or are experiencing family violence issues, either face to face or via telehealth sessions.  You would undertake comprehensive assessments using the MARAM framework, assessing for risk of both the women and any children and using therapeutic counselling tools to work towards the clients goals that you have identified with them in a care plan.  You will also be working collaboratively with your team members and other outside agencies such as Child Protection, EDVOS and or Safe Futures

You will utilise your experience in the provision of casework, crisis intervention, trauma-informed responsiveness, family violence therapeutic intervention, and short term treatment interventions to people experiencing mental health difficulties and/or substance use problems support and care.

Who you’ll be working with
Working with other professionals at Ringwood within a variety of disciplines, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists, our team is dedicated to giving clients the best possible support.

What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a family-friendly workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : EACH

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community services providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.

How to apply

Position Description : PD 1

We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter with your resume
If you’d like more information about the position, please contact Felicity Townsend on felicity.townsend @ or 0409376696
Applications close Sunday 7th March 2021

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


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