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FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLOR Wonthaggi VIC

Wonthaggi VIC
2021-05-19 12:07:18
FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLOR Wonthaggi VIC
Bass Coast Health Wonthaggi
Permanent Part Time

Family Violence/General Counsellor

Primary & Community Care

About Bass Coast Health

Bass Coast Health (BCH) is the sub-regional health service for the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires, across Victoria’s South Eastern coast.

With head office at Wonthaggi Hospital, we serve the municipality with facilities in San Remo & Cowes, and dozens of staff on the road to wherever we’re needed.

An easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne means we’re easily commutable for those who haven’t yet cottoned on that the Bass Coast is the ideal place to live – with wineries, fooderies, farms, Phillip Island tourist attractions, the Bunurong Coastal Drive, Wilsons Prom, and miles of beaches, right on our doorstep!

In order to support our rapidly growing population, we’re forecast to grow our services, and our clinical and non-clinical workforce, by up to 45% to 2023. This means we’re always on the lookout for good people who embody our WE CARE values... who might make good additions to our excellent team.

Permanent Part-Time

45.6 hours per fortnight (0.6EFT)

Applications are called from an experienced and self motivated practitioner to take up this exciting position within the Bass Coast Counselling team.

The Family Violence/General Counsellor predominantly supports the health and wellbeing of adults and children affected by family violence and their associated families, partners and friends, through the provision of safe, person-centred, high quality assessment, advocacy and counselling. In addition, the Family Violence/General Counsellor works within the broader counselling team to provide effective and supportive generalist counselling that is mindful of the social, emotional, physical, developmental, gender and cultural needs of clients. It is anticipated that on average two thirds of the case load will be family violence, one third general counselling.

The successful applicant must demonstrate skills and experience in the following key selection criteria:

MANDATORY:
• Social Worker; current registration or eligible for registration with AASW; or, tertiary qualifications, training and experience relevant to family violence support and generalist counselling
• A strong working knowledge of the evidence base surrounding commonly presenting issues for people in the target groups of the position, including indicated management for high prevalence mental health disorders and an understanding of relevant legislation, policies and strategic directions relating to family violence
• Demonstrated experience working therapeutically with people affected by family violence
• Highly developed therapeutic skill base in the practice of counselling including demonstrated proficiency in psychosocial assessment, case formulation, and person-centred approaches
• Demonstrated skill participating as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team with ability to work autonomously
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills including demonstrated ability to engage across different mediums, i.e., face to face, phone and telehealth
• Demonstrated commitment to achieve KPIs, data integrity and information management
• Current Australian Driver’s Licence
• Current Working with Children Check
• Current valid Police Check

DESIRABLE:
• Trained in the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework, Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS)
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge working therapeutically with children using a systems approach and family/carer engagement
• Developed therapeutic skill base for assessment, engagement and working with people who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss
• Experience working with statutory and legislative bodies
• Experience providing community education and professional training
• Experience developing and facilitating group work

For further information please contact Phil DuHeaume, Counselling Team Leader on 0490 250 060 or contact Human Resources via email: [email protected]

Applications must include a letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume.

Bass Coast Health celebrates and supports our employees and community and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. BCH welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and people with disability.

Applications close 4 June 2021

Bass Coast Health is a smoke free organisation

Enquiries: Phil DuHeaume
Ph: (04) 9025 0060
Applications Close: 04/06/2021

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Wonthaggi VIC Australia (+1 other)
FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLOR Wonthaggi VIC Bass Coast Health Wonthaggi VIC
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