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Children's Counsellor & Group Facilitator

Women's Health West

About Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West provides specialist family violence services to women and their children. We also run prevention programs that promote equity and justice for women and girls in Melbourne’s west.

Our work has actively contributed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of women and their children in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne since 1988.

About the role

The counselling program at WHW provides individual counselling and therapeutic group work to children and young people in the western metropolitan region to help them make sense of and recover from family violence. The children’s counsellor reports to the counselling team leader and is responsible for providing trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate counselling interventions to children who have been impacted by family violence. This position conducts assessment of children’s counselling needs and provides child-focused counselling to children and their families.

In collaboration with other members of the counselling team at WHW and staff at other agencies, the children’s counsellor plans, co-facilitates and evaluates therapeutic groups for children in the region. This position also provides support and secondary consultation to both internal and external family violence services, as well as child and family services, regarding the needs of children and the impact of family violence on children’s development.

This role is available for the fixed term of 12 months and is part-time (EFT 0.8). The role is paid at WHW EA Level 5, pay point 3 (82K per annum pro rata EFT).

Why join Women’s Health West?

Women’s Health West is a feminist organisation and culturally aligns to feminist values and practices. Women’s Health West’s staff enjoy numerous benefits, including working with a professional and dedicated team of women, ongoing professional development and training, flexible working conditions, and access to an Employee Assistance Program. We also offer considerable benefits through our Enterprise Agreement.

Women’s Health West has a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we work with. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of cultural diversity and social inclusion. Women’s Health West has a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which is endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTI.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Please respond to the Key Selection Criteria (located in the Position Description linked below) in a brief cover letter to submit with your application. Applications that do not respond to the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applications close 9am, Friday 5th June 2020.

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact Gracie (Coordinator - People & Culture) at recruitment@whwest.org.au, using the subject line: Children's Counsellor & Group Facilitator application via EthicalJobs or call 03 9689 9588 ext. 303.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by the Victoria Police and a working with children check. You also need to provide international police check if you have worked overseas within the last ten years for a minimum of twelve months.

Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer with VCAT Exemption No. H119-2017, to employ only women, and to employ women from specified culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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