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Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor - Alice Springs

Children's Ground
  • First Nations people strongly encouraged to apply
  • Competitive remuneration, plus generous salary packaging benefits & ‘bonus’ leave
  • Based in Alice Springs - Relocation support available for interstate candidates
  • To commence early 2020

About Us:

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website.

About the Job:

The Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team that delivers the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the community. This will include the recognition and support of local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of consumers. In addition, we know that the history of colonisation in Australia continues to have an ongoing devastating impact on Indigenous families and communities. Genocide, dispossession, segregation, assimilation and loss of land rights are part of the context for all Indigenous Australians.

This position will work with children, young people, adults and elders across a wide range of issues including grief and loss, trauma, crisis resolution, advocacy for family violence issues, coping mechanisms and associated issues relating to violence, substance abuse, suicidal behaviours, family and health issues, stress and depression.

This position will be responsible for creating a strengths based therapeutic counselling framework and service that will work across the Children’s Ground Learning and Health and Wellbeing platforms.

Working collaboratively with the Health Team, you will develop and implement family health plans with individuals and families, and create and deliver responses to population health needs with the local community.

About You:

We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and experienced Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor to join our dynamic and innovative Health Team. You will have experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. To be successful in this position, you will have strong relationship, networking and communication skills - both verbal and written, have a collaborative approach and be a self-starter who thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex and thinks systemically. Ideally, you will be a First Nations person.

A position description is attached.

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