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Family Support Counsellor - Geraldton

HelpingMinds
  • Full or part-time opportunity
  • Growing not-for-profit organisation – making a difference in the community
  • Be a part of a value-driven organisation

WHO WE ARE:

HelpingMinds is a highly-regarded carer support and mental health services organisation, established over 40 years ago. Our compassionate team of staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the metro and regional areas, provide quality services and support to more than 10,000 children, youth, adults and families affected by mental illness every year.

WHY HELPINGMINDS?

We are a value-driven organisation that encompass the values of Hope, Collaboration, Trust, Integrity, and Respect to provide quality service. We welcome your individuality, your ideas, your passion and your drive. Our people focused culture and flexible approach will help you to succeed both professionally and personally.

THE ROLE:

This is an opportunity for an experienced mental health professional with demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating groups to join our Geraldton team. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with minimum direction whilst maintaining effective communication with Management and the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide a counselling service to young people (0-18) at risk of developing mental health issues and adult carers, including Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) carers
  • Develop care plans with clients and utilising a strengths-based approach, discuss the issues and impact of mental health and apply goal setting and identifying support networks
  • Promote the activities of HelpingMinds through liaison with local, state and federal government facilities, referral agencies/community groups and other organisations, as necessary
  • Maintain a client and service delivery load of 4 recordable hours a day
  • Work directly with Intake Team to ensure relevant documentation is completed prior to commencing service
  • Provide educational workshops and community awareness programs for Community Groups

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO SUCCEED:

With a qualification in Counselling, Psychology or Social Work you will pride yourself on consistently demonstrating behaviours that reinforce the values of HelpingMinds. You will have the ability to provide advocacy services to clients whilst maintaining strong working relationships.

You must have well-developed IT skills, with experience using Microsoft products and databases.

Additionally, you will have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to successfully deal with competing priorities.

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE IN RETURN:

In addition to joining a professional and dynamic team, you will receive support from experienced Team Leads and Managers. This includes onsite supervision individually once a month with your Team Lead and Group Supervision once a month with your peers.

As a not for profit organisation we offer salary packaging benefits as well as remote and district allowances. On top of standard leave entitlements, you will receive x2 additional Wellness Days per year (on a pro rata basis) to support your own mental health.

A position description is attached.

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