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Counsellor / Mental Health Clinician

Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Services Inc.

About the Organisation:

Ishar has been supporting women for over 25 years, with an all-female Board of Management, and all-female staff assisting women and their families from across the world.

Ishar provides health and wellbeing services for women, particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, using a 'Social Model of Health' in which the presenting 'medical' condition is not separated from the interconnections of personal, social, economic, cultural, age and gender related problems. Women are provided with information, advice, counselling, training, advocacy and / or support so they are empowered to deal with their own problems.

Because of its focus on the broader issues of 'health and wellbeing', the programs offered by Ishar cover a wide range of areas including therapeutic and preventative physical and mental health; carer support; exercise and nutrition; education and training; medical women's health care; ante-natal care; parenting skills and social inclusion, all of which are developed to accommodate the special needs of women, including refugee women, from diverse backgrounds.

This Position

We are looking for a qualified Counsellor or Mental Health Clinician to join our Health Services team to provide individual counselling and support to women from a multicultural background. This is a part-time position, one day a week.

Selection Criteria:

Essential

  • Masters of Social Work (Counselling), Registered Psychologist or similar
  • Full registration with AHPRA or AASW
  • Experience in delivering counselling or therapy in a clinical setting.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively and professionally in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent time management and a high degree of personal organisation
  • Good organisational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a small team environment.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to align with the Organisations values.
  • Current police clearance dated within the last year.

Desirable

  • Fluent in a language other than English.
  • Experience working with young adults and women from a multicultural background.
  • Experience working with interpreters.

Phone 08 9345 5335 for more information.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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