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Counsellor / Psychologist - Port Hedland

Employer: MacKillop Family Services
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 15 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Full or part time

The Indigenous Healing Service provides healing, support, counselling and a therapeutic response to children and young people and their families affected by child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence.

About the role

We currently have a full-time or part-time ongoing vacancy to join our team in our Port Hedland Office for a Counsellor or Psychologist.

The role will be responsible for ensuring the provision of professional child and family counselling service in consultation with the Pilbara Services Manager and the Principal Practitioner.

The Service assists children and young people to recover from harmful impacts of child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence, and assists families and communities to support children and young people in the healing process.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline.
  • Counselling experience in working with children and families in a therapeutic setting.
  • Group work experience with children and/or adults.
  • A track record of working collaboratively and the demonstrated capacity to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders including, Department for Communities, other agencies and the community.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skills in engaging clients from aboriginal cultural backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Outlook email, Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Theoretical knowledge of current child and family counselling and group work literature/models.
  • Knowledge of current theory, practice and issues related to child sexual abuse and domestic violence.This is a fantastic opportunity to join a program where you can build upon your current experience while effecting change and making a real difference with families facing vulnerability and embedding positive change.
How to apply for this job

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