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Child and Adolescent Counsellor - Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service - Kalgoorlie

Anglicare WA

Working on the front-line, you’ll make a direct impact to the lives of families and communities across the state. This role isn’t for just anyone. It requires hard work, resilience, a creative approach and commitment to best practice in your field. Every person, every family and every community is different and we need people who are proactive and flexible to adapt to these changing environments.

In return for your effort and dedication, we provide the support of an inclusive and welcoming community which encourages best practice.

About us

Anglicare WA is a highly regarded not for profit organisation, delivering a diverse range of community services throughout Western Australia. With over 600 staff and 200 volunteers, we are passionate about having a real and sustainable impact in the Western Australian community and to do this we need talented and engaged people who share our drive to achieve positive outcomes.

About the role

The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the harmful effects of sexual abuse on children, young people, adults and families. As the Child and Adolescent Counsellor you will assist individuals and families to manage trauma through assessments, counselling, safety planning, advocacy and group work.

This is a part time, 30 hours per week (Monday - Thursday), maximum term position until 30 September 2021, with possible extension depending on funding. The role is based in Kalgoorlie and will deliver outreach services to the wider Goldfields communities.

About You

You are passionate about your professional practice and specifically about providing person-centred, trauma informed and culturally appropriate services.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology or related discipline
  • Additional relevant postgraduate qualifications and training (desirable)
  • Minimum of 2 years Counselling experience in working with children and families in a therapeutic setting, preferably in respect to child sexual abuse, inappropriate sexual behaviours and/or trauma
  • Group work experience with children and/or adults
  • Skills in conflict resolution, written, oral and interpersonal communication
  • Skills in engaging clients from aboriginal and other diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. email, Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of current theory, practice and issues related to child sexual abuse, inappropriate sexual behaviours and trauma
  • Employs an ethical and professional and person centred approach to practice
  • Ability to articulate and reflect upon personal and professional values/practice.

The successful candidate must possess a current National Police Clearance valid within one year, a WA Working with Children Check and hold a WA Drivers Licence.

About our values

While your qualifications and experience tell us part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still. At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work. We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities. We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better. We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard. Do these values resonate with you?

Benefits

  • $88,325 - $92,324 full time salary range pro rata (inclusive of 10% remote localities allowance), with the possibility of applying for a 2.5% specified program allowance
  • Electricity allowance up to the value of $750 (pro rata part time staff) per annum
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • In addition to your remuneration, you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum and not pay tax on that amount.

For further information please contact Tendai Magadza, Services Manager Goldfields, on (08) 9068 1840.

To be considered, applications must include a current detailed resume and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this position. To apply, please click on the apply button and follow the prompts.

Anglicare WA promotes a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people living with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

A position description is attached.

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