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Intake Worker (6 Months Fixed Term)

The Organisation

Our customer is a not for profit organisation providing 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

On behalf of our customer we are seeking an Intake Worker for their Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS). This is a full time, 6 month position located in the Logan area. The purpose of the role will be to act as the first point of contact for families with children under 18 who have been referred to the service, providing intake, data entry and assessment responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process inquires and referrals for Government and Non-Government agencies, including the Regional Intake Service and Family and Child Connect service
  • Ensure client consent and relevant documentation is obtained and stored correctly
  • In consultation with the Team Leader, determine the referral priority and manner of engagement with the family
  • Assist families to access services including practical and crisis support, providing follow up as required
  • Work in collaboration with the team to develop the program and services required to support families
  • Ability to work occasional weekends or after hours when required
  • Adhere to relevant legislation and organisational policies and values

To be Successful

  • Tertiary Degree qualifications in Human Services, Social Work or related field with eligibility to register with a professional body where required
  • Demonstrated experience providing intake, engagement and assessment for families
  • Demonstrated experience working in the community sector and child protection systems to support children, young people and families
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally inclusive and appropriate manner
  • Proficient in the use of computer systems and software
  • Ability to work occasional weekends or after hours when required
  • Current Qld Drivers License.
  • Current Blue Card or ability to obtain
  • Criminal history check or ability to obtain

Salary & Benefits

The salary is paid at $58,000 plus super and salary sacrifice. Vehicle available for work purposes.

Job ID:

153258

Location:

Logan

Closing Date:

06/02/2015



Counsellor Advocate

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

An exciting opportunity has become available for a full time Counsellor Advocate. This role is located in Toowoomba with travel to Gatton and Brisbane on a regular basis, with a work vehicle available for this purpose.

This role is responsible for providing support to adults and children who have experienced trauma; undertaking comprehensive psycho-social assessments, counselling, advocacy on behalf of clients and their families, maintaining comprehensive client files and providing education and training about the needs of refugees to other community services.

You will have the ability to work independently, adapt to changing priorities and effectively multitask. The successful applicant will ensure a strength-based, flexible, ethical and culturally attuned practice. Maintaining a high level of administration and reporting compliance is essential to ensure effective and clear correspondence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage and promote positive and professional relationships with families and young people
  • Respond in a timely manner to individual referrals and engage with families to assess critical needs to develop case plans for people from refugee/asylum seeker backgrounds
  • Provide ethically and culturally appropriate ongoing counselling support to survivors of refugee relating to torture and trauma
  • Maintain community relationships and provide education and advocacy on behalf of individual clients to a range of government, health and welfare services regarded as essential to the support and well-being of clients
  • Maintain files and records of service users, maintaining privacy and confidentiality
  • 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 qualifications in a Counselling discipline; eg; Social Work, Psychology or similar with eligibility for membership to a professional body
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling and the ability to undertake comprehensive assessments
  • Demonstrated experience working with people who have experienced traumatic events and ability to adapt communication to build relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge and empathetic approach working with people from refugee/asylum seeker backgrounds and an understanding of their settlement issues
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated experience providing training and other capacity building activities to both Government and community services
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and effectively as part of a team, adhering to the organisations policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated group work experience
  • Current QLD Drivers license
  • Current Blue Card or ability to obtain

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position is $70,167 plus super and salary sacrifice options.

Job ID:

153261

Location:

Toowoomba

Closing Date:

13/02/2015



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:

06/02/2015



Coordinator Disability Service

The Organisation

Our customer is a well-established and growing organisation committed to improving the life and self-esteem of people living with a disability. The program is delivered in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and provide community access, in-home support, supported holidays and recreating and leisure support. This organisation has an excellent reputation for providing an individualized service based on the needs of each clients.

The Role

On behalf of our customer we are currently seeking a Coordinator to join their team. Located in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, this is a full time fixed term contract until 31 December 2015. This role is an excellent opportunity for you to utilise your coordination skills and knowledge of the disability sector. You will utilise your leadership skills to supervise a team of support workers and administrative staff to provide a high quality service to people accessing the services.

This role works within a small dedicated team of professionals and is seeking a person with genuine passion and experience with a flexible approach and attitude to their work to meet the varied needs of the service and clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership, supervision and coordination of staff to ensure high quality service delivery to meet the needs of people with disabilities
  • Coordinate the day to day management of staff, client matters and any other relevant operational issues
  • Work collaboratively with staff, client’s families, disability services and other interested bodies to facilitate involvement of important stakeholders in the development of service planning for clients
  • Provide an effective rostering process to match support workers to clients depending on individual need
  • Coordination of recruitment, human resources processes and provision of ongoing training and development of direct care support workers
  • Ensure effective delivery and operation of service within the parameters of the program budget

To Be Successful

  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in a discipline relevant to human services work
  • Demonstrated extensive experience providing service delivery to people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability in implementing effective supervision of staff within a community setting
  • Possession of a current manual driver’s licence
  • Ability to form part of an on-call roster
  • Ability to work flexible hours, commencing from 7.30am to meet service needs

Salary and Benefits

Salary is paid at $69, 245 plus super and salary sacrifice options. Oncall allowance provided. This role has the ability to work flexible hours each day upon negotiation with the Manager.

Job ID:

153269

Location:

North Brisbane

Closing Date:

06/02/2015



Counsellor Case Coordinator Locum (Townsville)

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.

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 role is available on a contract basis for 3 months, located in Townsville working Monday-Friday. 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:

153272

Location:

Townsville

Closing Date:

16/02/2015