"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians"
Type: Full Time
Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (Level 5) + full salary packaging options available
Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation is a nationwide organisation, which offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential.
The successful candidate will provide alcohol and drug related counselling to young people and where appropriate their families.
A major aspect of this role is to assist Aboriginal young people to rebuild their relationships with their families and other significant people in their lives and to manage their lives more effectively.
Responsibilities and duties include:
- Conduct thorough assessments of clients.
- Provide individual counselling as required.
- Provide family counselling (or refer) and other relationship counselling as required.
- Provide individual case work support and referring to other parties as required.
- Liaise effectively with referrers, other service providers and families to ensure best service for the client. In particular, forming and maintaining partnerships with Aboriginal Community Organisations.
- Create and manage effective referral pathways for clients to access the service.
- Arrange community networking for a young person to encourage positive interactions in a safe and supportive environment.
- Deliver case management services for young people as appropriate.
- Maintain client records, statistical records and provide reports as required.
- Develop and maintain referral pathways.
- Travel within the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Blue Mountains catchment providing AOD counselling services.
Essential Selection Criteria:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. psychology, counselling, social work.
- Experience and demonstrated ability to work with young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years old.
- Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal young people and community.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively both as a team member and as a practitioner with minimal supervision.
- Strong personal and interpersonal boundaries.
- Must hold and maintain a current Drivers Licence (Provisional Drivers Licence Minimum) and a cleared NSW Working With Children Check.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
- Minimum 2 years direct counselling experience.
- Minimum 12 month direct casework experience.
- Experience in the drug and alcohol sector.
- Registration or eligible for membership with AHPRA or other professional association.
Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.