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Children's Counsellor, Family & Domestic Violence

Patricia Giles Centre

Do you have a passion for working with an organisation that wants to make a difference in reducing the impact of family and domestic violence and that will support and encourage you?

Are you looking for a role where you can apply your expertise to a cause you are passionate about and where you can make a real and lasting difference?

  • Position funded to 30 June 2020 and may be extended
  • Full time / Part Time – Flexible hours to suit the right candidate
  • This position is based in the northern suburbs of the Perth Metropolitan area

The Organisation

The Patricia Giles Centre (PGC) operates in Perth, Western Australia and offers safe crisis accommodation and counselling services for women and children affected by family and domestic violence (FDV).

We are committed to working in a culturally sensitive and non-discriminatory way, respecting all differences and diversity.

Our reputation is driven by our ability to provide high quality, sustainable services to clients accessing our programs and services. In addition to the provision of accommodation, the agency ensures timely and effective provision of advocacy, referral information, and support to women and their children seeking relief from the impact of FDV.

Our Vision – Safe Lives. Safe Futures

Our Mission – Building a strong community, free from FDV

Our Values – We are client focussed, innovative and courageous in our approach.

This means we:

  • Relentlessly advocate for our clients' rights;
  • Listen with respect;
  • Value diversity;
  • Seek and nurture collaborative partnerships; and
  • Are ethical, honest and accountable in all we do

The Role

As a member of the Counselling team, this position is be responsible for the provision of effective, high quality, culturally sensitive, individual counselling and group programs for children who have experienced trauma through FDV.

To be considered for this exciting position you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling, social work or related discipline and specialist expertise in relevant practice to the role.
  • Eligibility for professional association membership.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Experience in appropriate areas including the following:
    • Professional counsellor working with children and adolescents.
    • Issues relating to children and families who have experienced trauma as a result of FDV.
    • Working in a therapeutic environment including a variety of therapeutic delivery models relevant to individuals, groups and families.
    • Group facilitation.
    • Development of group programs.
    • Build and sustain professional working relationships.
    • Understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, continual improvement, risk management and occupational safety and health.
    • Analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to complete succinct yet comprehensive case notes and records.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to liaise and negotiate with a variety of people internal and external to the organisation; and the capacity to promote PGC in the community.
  • Understanding of the values that underpin the organisation and its culture with capacity to lead and promote these.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Registrations and Licences
    • National Police Clearance – no older than 3 months
    • Current WA Driver's license
    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Proof of right to work in Australia

We are seeking people who are passionate about making a difference; who see opportunities where others see barriers; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine long-lasting relationships; and who are agile, courageous and believe in opportunity for all.

In return, we'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organisation. We'll give you the chance to make a genuine difference in your community.

People from CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

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