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Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Hunter

Organisation : ACON Health Limited

Location : NSW Regional (Hunter)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Mental / Health Counseling

Sector : LGBTIQ+, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 11 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ACON Health Limited

ACON is Australia’s largest health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and

HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.

 

About the role

 

Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Hunter

 

  • Full-time position available, 70 hours per fortnight
  • Fixed-term September 2024, with the possibility of extension
  • Work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace.

 

The Role 

We’re looking for an experienced Allied Health professional to use their clinical expertise in counselling and care coordination to support people of diverse sexualities and/or genders who are experiencing mental health difficulties, suicidal crises, sexual, domestic, and family violence, and people living and/or affected by HIV. This position is suited to Allied Health professionals with experience working in the mental health sector and multidisciplinary teams.

 

ACONs Client Services:

We provide a range of confidential short-term counselling and care coordination services (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV seeking support for their mental health and wellbeing. Our counsellors and care coordinators use a range of short-term, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, care planning, advocacy, and building referral pathways to better equip people to deal with life’s challenges.

 

The role’s key responsibilities:

  • Conduct suicide risk assessments and safety management planning with clients and provide evidence-based psychological counselling and care coordination for people who have recently made a suicide attempt or are at high risk of suicide.
  • Conduct psycho-social assessments and identify the need for immediate short-term solution-focused assistance for clients and make referrals for longer-term support in relevant cases.
  • Maintain a caseload of clients providing care coordination and/or psychological counselling services using a range of evidence-based strategies and interventions
  • Work with clients presenting with multiple and complex needs to develop care plans, navigate health, medical and community services, and develop self-management skills.
  • Support people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV, are living longer term with HIV or are at risk of HIV.
  • Assess, manage, safety plan and deliver therapeutic interventions for people who have or are experiencing sexual, domestic, or family violence.
  • Work in collaboration with crisis services and mental health services to ensure appropriate levels of care and support for the individual.
  • Work collaboratively with Mental Health LGBTQ+ Peer Workers.

 

Salary:

$92K to $107K  (1.0 FTE – total remuneration package [TRP], including superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

 

Location:

This position is located at the ACON Hunter Office in Newcastle.

For more information, questions, or if you would like to discuss this role, please contact:

Louise Dunne, Team Leader ACON Hunter Client Services, ldunne@acon.org.au or (02) 4962 7700

Daniel McCarthy, Associate Director of Regional Services, dmccarthy@acon.org.au or (02) 4962 7700

 

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

www.acon.org.au

How to apply

All applications must include:

  1. a completed ACON application form;
  2. a document addressing BOTH the essential and desirable selection criteria; and
  3. your resume.

Please download the Job Application Guide at https://www.acon.org.au/about-acon/jobs/

 

Applications close at 5:00 PM Monday, 11 July 2022.

 

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Please quote in application: Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Hunter via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #MentalHealth_Counseling
Sector: #LGBTIQ, #Mental_Health
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