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Counsellor - Customised Employment - Ability Works - Multiple Locations

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Purpose Through Employment | Ability Works Australia

  • Empower people with disabilities to achieve their full potential in mainstream employment
  • Join a passionate and committed team in an Award-winning social enterprise
  • Full time - will consider 0.8
  • Hiring for multiple regions of Melbourne 

About Us

We are a forward-thinking organisation committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. We believe everyone deserves the same opportunities to work - but people living with a disability and those who experience social disadvantage often experience significant barriers to employment. Our focus is on breaking down those barriers by providing training and employment with expert support tailored to the needs of individuals.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Counsellor Coordinator, you will deliver one on one counselling to individuals with disabilities and/or barriers to finding employment and support them to achieve meaningful mainstream employment outcomes. This will involve:

  • Meeting with your caseload of people in the community or their own homes. You will be allocated clients in the region closest to where you reside. You will mostly work remotely with 1-2 days pw in the office in Kew
  • Working closely with the person’s family and/or networks
  • Completing case notes and reports ensuring the work is captured, documented and reported back to the person, family and NDIS
  • Engaging with businesses that align with the individual’s strengths and skills
  • Contributing to promoting our Customised Employment service to stakeholders including schools, support coordinators, NDIS planners, Local Area Coordinators and family networks
  • Contributing to presentations on topics related to employment counselling and Customised Employment (face to face and/or webinars)
  • Contributing to planning and decision making within the organisation
  • Engaging in professional training and ongoing development to continually enhance your skills

Key Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling
  • Experience relating to and supporting people with a wide range of physical and psychological disabilities is advantageous
  • Current membership with Australian Counselling Association or PACFA
  • A current drivers’ licence and own vehicle
  • You can work remotely with 1-2 days pw in the Kew Office
  • A focus on solutions and positive outcomes
  • Effective relationship management skills with a collaborative work style
  • You value diversity and build inclusive environments where people experience belonging

Next Steps

Specific questions can be forwarded to Mark Dalton, Independent Recruitment Consultant via [email protected], using the subject line: Counsellor - Customised Employment - Ability Works - Western Suburbs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To submit your application, please click Apply Now.

A position description is attached.

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