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Men's Counsellor - Nicholson

Yoowinna Wurnalung Aboriginal Healing Service

The purpose of this role is to work within an Aboriginal Cultural Framework to respond to issues as presented, provide counselling, case management, support referral pathways and effective case coordination that reduces barriers for men to access services and support.

This position will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and Aboriginal male youth to recognise, prevent, reduce and respond to all forms of family violence.

Promote family safety and help strengthen individuals and communities’ capacity and resilience.

Other duties include goal setting, group work, advocacy and information, and stakeholder engagement.

As a member of the Healing Service team you will be required to support and engage men to be accountable for their actions and support them to:

  • manage aggressive or violent behaviour
  • develop their protective factors
  • increase stability in their lives
  • reconnect with their family and community
  • develop skills and tools to support respectful and healthy relationships with their partners, their children and extended family.

Develop strong relationships within the service system to ensure that Aboriginal men are provided with information and culturally appropriate referral options that will assist them to address aggressive or violent behaviour and develop tools and personal responsibility to keep their families safe.

This role requires you to contribute towards the improvements of YWAHS service delivery as part of an integrated model (i.e.; wrap around services for clients and their families).

Counselling and Intake

  • Work directly with YWAHS male clients by providing, Family Violence Risk Assessment, to establish levels of safety and risk, including ongoing analysis of the families’ safety and well-being.
  • Direct counselling sessions, goal setting and case management support, advocacy and links into services and programs.
  • Identify appropriate referral pathways and services to facilitate access for clients, where appropriate.
  • Regularly undertake case reviews in conjunction with clinical and administration supervisors.
  • Provide culturally sensitive services, specifically those relevant to the needs of Aboriginal people.

Use a trauma informed approach to support clients to re-establish their lives.

Reporting and other requirements

  • Maintain up-to date client records
  • Input data on a weekly basis into appropriate data systems (e.g.; IRIS)
  • Participate in regular general and external clinical supervision as negotiated with Manager, including development and implementation of work plans.
  • Participate in annual reviews.

Contribute to the development and implementation of YWAHS organisational plans.

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