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Youth Counsellor | Full-time Temporary With A Possibility Of... Canberra ACT

Canberra ACT
2021-09-18 19:40:17
Youth Counsellor | Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of... Canberra ACT
Closes: 29 September 2021

Health Professional Level 3
$97,177 - $102,397 (up to $107,476 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation

Position No: 2023- 01Y2H

Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 September 2021
Contact Officer:
Kate Soulsby on or
Our Vision:
creating exceptional health care together
Our Role:
to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values:
Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
POSITION OVERVIEWCanberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region.

More information can be found on the CHS website:

The Alcohol and Drug Services is a part of the division of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services (MHJHADS), which is contemporary, evidence-based service providing high quality Alcohol and Drug... Services (ADS) guided by the principles of harm minimisation.

The ADS incorporate 6 areas including the Opioid Treatment Services, Medical Services, Consultation and Liaison Service, 10 bed Inpatient Withdrawal Service, Police and Court Drug Diversion Service and Counselling and Treatment Services.

Alcohol and Drug Services provides information, advice, referral, intake, assessment, and support for ACT residents struggling with substance use issues.
We offer services for individuals, their family and friends, general practitioners, other health professionals, and business and community groups.

This also includes the provision of high-quality liaison with external stakeholder, consumers and staff of Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.

This position is part of the Counselling and Treatment Service (CTS) based at 1 Moore Street and may be required to work at various sites, including other health centres and Building 7, The Canberra Hospital.

The Youth Drug and Alcohol Program (YDAP) is a tertiary service within CTS for young people from 12-25 years with complex alcohol and drug issues based at 1 Moore Street but providing a service within a custodial, community or outreach setting.

The role is a mandatory qualified position and will require recent demonstrated experience in the provision of comprehensive assessments and ability to provide a range of psychological/counselling treatments including family involvement therapies.

All team members are required to undertake professional development and supervision, participate in quality initiatives and contribute to the multidisciplinary team processes.
ABOUT YOUCHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.
Behavioural Capabilities Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team, be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with a changing working environment.

Strong organisational skills including excellent written and oral communication Ability to analyse information and make decisions to complete tasks with minimal supervision Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience working professionally in Allied Health or counselling is preferred.

For Social Work:
. Degree in Social Work. Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)·Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011.
• Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
For Psychology:
• Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia under AHPRA.
• Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience.
Highly Desirable:
• Psychology Board of Australia endorsement or eligibility for endorsement as Principal and/or Secondary supervisor for Internship program.
For Counselling Eligible qualification pathways

Pathway 1Minimum five-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) sequence of study made up of:(i) Minimum three-year undergraduate Bachelor-level accredited degree in a health-related discipline (psychology, social work, occupational therapy or other discipline considered relevant)AND(ii) Minimum two-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate study in counselling via a Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) or Australian Counselling Association (ACA) accredited course;OR(iii) Three-year part-time Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) training in the Conversational Model.

Pathway 2Minimum three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Counselling degree via a PACFA or ACA accredited courseAND(i) Minimum one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) post-graduate study in counselling via a PACFA or ACA accredited courseOR(ii) Three-year part-time ANZAP training in the Conversational Model.·Demonstrated evidence of eligibility for listing on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) as either a Division A PACFA minimum Clinical Registrant or Division B ACA minimum Level 3.·Have an understanding of how theNational Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.·Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
• Current driver's licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: ·Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.·Reference checks·Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.·Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
NOTESThis is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension.
For more information on this position and how to apply ""
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