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Child and Family Support Worker (casual)

Child and Family Support Worker (casual)

Currently seeking experienced Child and Family Support workers for casual supervised contacts for Child Safety and other services aiming to support families with a focus on child protection and family intervention, in particular reunification of families. Community or in-home based locations.

To be successful

  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in a related field
  • Experience preferably in a Statutory or similar environment. University practicum experience will also be considered.
  • Awareness of the Child Protection Act 1999
  • Strong reporting writing skills
  • Child and Family Support Workers are required to use their own vehicle if required and therefore must hold comprehensive car insurance and have a safe roadworthy vehicle with anchor points fitted.
  • Good communication, analytical and computer skills.

Desirable

  • Child and baby car seats/ boosters or ability to acquire
  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and an ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.
  • Capacity to draw on a range of theoretical approaches to support the development of parenting skill and capacity.

Salary & Benefits

Between $25 to $32 per hour plus weekend penalties and reimbursement of motor vehicle expenses per kilometer

Job ID:

151901

Location:

Ipswich, Brisbane south, Logan, Beenleigh, Bayside

Closing Date:

25/09/2015



Counsellor Advocate (f/t or p/t)- Rockhampton

The Organisation

Our customer is a long standing not-for-profit, community organisation working across Queensland to provide a range of services. The service delivers support to adults, young people, children and families in the form of counselling, advocacy, group work, psycho-education, information sessions, and recreational programs. Services to clients are coupled with referral, training and education roles aimed at developing and strengthening the resources of various communities and service providers.

The Role

On behalf of our customer, we are seeking an experienced Counsellor Advocate located in Rockhampton. This position has the opportunity to be part time or full time, with a minimum of 3 days per week.

The Counsellor Advocate will work closely with refugees to undertake psycho-social assessments, counselling and advocacy in Rockhampton and surrounding areas. This role specialised in the support of people and their families who have experienced torture and trauma, providing intensive, client focused service delivery. The position will also provide education and training about the needs of refugees to other community services. Travel to Bileola and Brisbane will be required.

The successful applicant will ensure a strength-based, flexible and culturally attuned practice, maintaining a high level of administration to ensure effective and clear correspondence with all key stakeholders to ensure holistic practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to individual referrals in a timely manner and engage with families, assessing critical needs and developing case planning
  • Provide ongoing counselling interventions to clients from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Build and maintain positive community relationships, providing education and advocacy on behalf of clients to a range of government, health and welfare services
  • Adhere to relevant organisational policies and procedures, ensuring reporting deadlines and meeting requirements are met
  • Some out of hours work may be required and occasional outreach work required

To Be Successful

  • Tertiary Degree in Social Work, Psychology or similar Counselling discipline
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with and developing person centred supports with people who have experienced traumatic events
  • Demonstrated experience conducting comprehensive psycho-social and needs assessments
  • Demonstrated experience and empathetic approach working with people from refugee/asylum seeker backgrounds and an understanding of settlement needs
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating group work and delivering capacity building training to both Government and community organisations
  • Current QLD Drivers licence
  • Current Blue Card or ability to obtain

Salary & Benefits

Salary is paid at $72,634 - $76,355 depending on qualifications and experience, plus super and salary sacrifice options. Salary will be pro rata for part-time.

Job ID:

153261

Location:

Rockhampton

Closing Date:

18/09/2015



Counsellor Case Coordinator 3 month contract (Cairns)

About the Organisation

Our customer is a government department with a mission is to serve members of the veteran and defence force communities, through programs of care, compensation, commemoration and defence support services. Operating a direct service delivery for effective mental health care to eligible clients. This organisation provides significant opportunities in centres across the region, for clients to access a range of mental health services including intake and assessment, individual, couple and family counselling, case management, group programs, and community development activities. The Outreach Program utilises contracted mental health professionals to deliver these services in metropolitan, rural and regional areas. The organisation also offer a 24 hour telephone counselling service. All the staff are professional qualified Psychologists or Social Workers with varied practice backgrounds and solid clinical experience.

About the Role

The role of Counsellor Case Coordinator is to provide high quality clinical services including initial intake, risk assessments, and evidence based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.

Your practice will also contribute to the development and delivery of the group programs and assist with the quality assurance of practice while liaising directly with the outreach counsellors to meet contractual agreements.

This position is available on a contract basis for 3 months, located in Cairns working Monday-Friday. This position will require training and induction to be fulfilled in Townsville which will be funded by the organisation. This is a great opportunity to develop your experience with contract extensions and permanent opportunities available in the future. The role operates within a supportive team environment to ensure that best practices are delivered and provides great professional development opportunities. The occasional overnight stay within the region will be required as the service operates between Sarina, Mt Isa & Cape York.

Professionals on a working visa are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing high quality intake, risk assessments; clinical counselling, using CBT therapies; referral; case management and crisis intervention.
  • Contributing to group work, community development, service development, review and evaluation activities.
  • Maintaining accurate intake documentation and other clinical records in line with national standards.

To be Successful:

  • Registration as a qualified Psychologist with APS or APRHA or eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Mental Health Accredited Social Work registration highly desirable.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of issues and challenges faced by military veterans, defence force personnel, and their families; and have an ability to respond to their specific needs in ways that enable the development of trust and confidence in the service.
  • Significant experience in clinical counselling, utilising CBT therapies and undertaking risk assessments.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to participate in and contribute to learning and development activities at individual, team, organisational and broader community levels, ensuring the client groups have continued access to effectively implemented, evidence based treatment options.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and high volume work load; keep up to date data entry and service documentation; develop and maintain collaborative external working relationships and networks; and operate from a Client Centred approach.
  • Demonstrated high quality analytical abilities and interpersonal skills both verbal and written
  • An understanding and willingness to uphold organisation mission, vision and values
  • Current Queensland drivers licence.

Salary & Benefits

The rate of pay for this locum is $53.72 per hour working Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm with a 60 minute unpaid lunch break. Potential for extensions. Professional development opportunities.

Job ID:

153556

Location:

Cairns

Closing Date:

04/09/2015



Senior Practitioner

The Organisation

This not for profit organisation provides a suite of services to vulnerable members of the community. These services include foster care, out of home care, intervention services, counselling and community recovery. This organisation works to provide value based service delivery through compassion, social justice, respect and innovation.

The Role

We are seeking on behalf of our customer a highly motivated and experienced Senior Practitioner to join their team. This permanent full time position will lead and manage the Healing Opportunities, Prevention and Education Sexual Abuse Services (HOPES) and work between the Beenleigh and Broadbeach offices.

Supervising a team of up to 8 staff, this is a pivotal role that will oversee the daily operations of the service and work closely with the Service Coordinator to ensure referrals and service delivery is undertaken to a high standard.

This position with oversee HOPES, Pathways to Grow and LYFE programs and work with a team of multidisciplinary staff to provide holistic service delivery across the Gold Coast and Logan catchment area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage daily operations of a number of growing programs which will include overseeing referral pathways into programs, reporting and compliance requirements within these programs
  • Provide regular supervision, performance planning, professional development and practice reviews with all staff
  • Lead and support staff in team meetings, case planning and conferencing with external stakeholders, including the Department of Communities, Child Safety
  • Inform Senior Management of identified current and potential issues of risk through use of the Risk Management Plan that may impact on service delivery, ensuring safety of clients and staff
  • Assist in the monitoring and implementation of the Crisis and Counselling Service budgets
  • Complete detailed reporting in a timely manner, meeting required deadlines

To Be Successful

  • Tertiary Degree qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Behavioural Science or similar with eligibility for registration with AASW, APS or recognised body
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a multidisciplinary team of staff across a suite of services
  • Demonstrated advanced skills completing complex assessments, educational and therapy services for a diverse target group with knowledge and use of evidence based principals
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to approach work in a flexible and collaborate manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with families with complex support needs, specifically children aged 0-18 years who have experienced abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual and/or neglect
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of data systems to ensure accurate and timely recording in accordance with service specifications and reporting requirements
  • Current Qld Driver’s license
  • Current Working with Children’s Check or ability to obtain

Salary and Benefits

Salary is paid at $64,504 - $67,511 dependant on experience plus super and salary sacrifice. Vehicles are available for work purposes.

Job ID:

153563

Location:

Gold Coast/Logan region

Closing Date:

04/09/2015



Registered Psychologist

The Organisation

Our customer is a well-established organisation committed to providing assessment and treatment services to clients presenting with a range of issues. The program is based in Orange, New South Wales and is one of the largest allied health practices outside of Sydney. This organisation has an excellent reputation for providing up to date evidence based practice in an approachable and passionate environment

The Role

On behalf of our customer we are currently seeking a Registered Psychologist to join their team. Located in Orange, New South Wales, this is a permanent full-time opportunity and an excellent opportunity for you to utilise your experience and knowledge of providing evidence based counselling practices. You will utilise your experience of providing a broad range of services including individual therapy, family therapy, group work, education sessions and comprehensive assessments.

This role works within a dedicated team of professionals and is seeking a person with genuine passion to provide both assessment and treatment services to a wide range of clinical groups.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling and assessment for children and young people and adult clients in accordance with up to date evidence based practice
  • Contribute to providing the suite of services offered in a range of settings including the clinic, schools, medical centres, aged care and disability services
  • Maintain accurate records and write individually structured and detailed reports as required

To Be Successful

  • You will be either a Registered Psychologist or Provisional Psychologist nearing full registration (within three months)
  • You will have a demonstrated ability to assess clients on an individual basis and deliver appropriate services according to evidence based practice
  • You can demonstrate the ability to manage a diverse work load and practice in a variety of settings
  • Your experience will include demonstrated skills to provide high quality analytical and interpersonal skills both verbal and written
  • Understanding of and willingness to uphold organisation mission, vision and values
  • Willingness to travel within the region two days per week
  • Current open drivers licence.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range offered is $65,000 to $90,000 (plus super) per annum depending on experience and registration status. A pool of cars are also available for work purposes

Job ID:

153276

Location:

Orange

Closing Date:

04/09/2015



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