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Family Support Counsellor

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

About Us

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Housing and Homeless and other services to meet the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and their families. Our services operate across Victoria.

About the Job

As the Family Support Councillor, you will work closely with clients on waitlists and those in our residential rehabilitation centres to improve the prospects for successful engagement. By engaging with family, significant others and community, your holistic approach and family counselling skills will support the clients goals for recovery, using an Aboriginal cultural and community lens. This role will work across the three Ngwala residential Rehab Centres – Winja Ulupna and Galiamble in St Kida; and Yitjawudik in Mooroopna.

About the Perks

  • Part Time, 3 Days Per Week on a 18 Month Contract located in St Kilda
  • NFP Salary Packaging Benefits up to $15,900
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 4

About You

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and commitment to the Aboriginal community
  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and their effects on the Aboriginal Community
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of holistic therapy approaches with families, applying an Aboriginal cultural and community lens
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Skills in working independently, with initiative and as a team member
  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, purpose and core values of the organisation
  • Able to develop positive relationships with clients and work within a stressful environment
  • Demonstrate commitment to the care and support of disadvantaged men, women and families with the need to transition into rehabilitation

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please provide the following:

  • A cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for this role
  • A resume which outlines your educational and employment background

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*Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including a Police Check, Working with Children Check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check as well as right to work in Australia Check.

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