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Women's Counsellor - Sale

Yoowinna Wurnalung Aboriginal Healing Service

About the role

  • Undertake Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) comprehensive (level 3) assessments to establish levels of safety and risk to women and children referred (unless previously undertaken by another family violence agency).
  • Using a ‘Trauma Informed Approach’ use your understandings of trauma to help validate a victims experience of trauma and its impacts and by using a range of therapeutic responses to make families safe and support them to re-establish their lives.
  • Support clients to identify their needs and assist them in developing a personal support plan with goals to address priorities for themselves and their children.
  • Identify appropriate referral services and facilitate access to services for clients.
  • Regularly undertake case reviews in conjunction with clinical and administration supervisors.
  • Liaise with crisis intervention services to make appropriate referrals when women and children are assessed as being unsafe.
  • Establish and maintain contact with other internal/external relevant service providers to promote integration of services and develop new services in response to the needs of families in the community.
  • Provide culturally sensitive services, specifically those relevant to the needs of Aboriginal people.
  • As part of the YWHS team, implement the Intake/Referral systems that have been developed and link with other service providers.
  • Support Prevention and Education activities and programs, and community development, as required.
  • Support the development of safety plans and safety skills for workers.
  • 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 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, case management support, goal setting, 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.

How to apply

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