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Counsellor, Indigenous Healing Service - Port Hedland

MacKillop Family Services
  • Permanent part time – 0.6 EFT (3 days per week)
  • SCHCADS Level 5 or 6 (dependent on experience), plus remote allowance

The Indigenous Healing Service provides healing, support, counselling and a therapeutic response to children and young people and their families affected by child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence. Based at Port Hedland, the Counsellor will provide professional child and family counselling services in consultation with the Pilbara Services Manager and the Therapeutic Practitioner.

The Service assists children and young people to recover from harmful impacts of child sexual abuse and/or family and domestic violence, and assists families and communities to support children and young people in the healing process.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and an awareness of the current issues faced by Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline.
  • Skills in engaging clients from aboriginal cultural backgrounds.
  • Counselling experience in working with children and families in a therapeutic setting.
  • Theoretical knowledge of current child and family counselling and group work literature/models.
  • Knowledge of current theory, practice and issues related to child sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing counselling to children and their carers.
  • Maintaining and managing a case load in line with program targets.
  • Maintaining professional documentation and administrative systems according to agency requirements.
  • Remaining abreast of professional trends and literature relevant to counselling in the area of child sexual abuse and domestic violence.
  • Assisting with the promotion and delivery of education programs.
  • Assisting with developing educational/therapeutic groups for parent/carers and children.
  • Participating and assisting with organisation-wide service provision and development of training, quality assurance mechanisms and improvement frameworks for trauma informed service delivery.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, particularly other mental health providers, to improve health and well-being outcomes including education performance, for clients in the program.

For full listing, please refer to the attached position description.

For more information, please contact Marie-Anne Wilkinson, Pilbara Manager at Marie-Anne.Wilkinson@mackillop.org.au.

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