Family Counsellor / Family Violence Counsellor

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1297855
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2017
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Family Counsellor.pdf (PDF, 443KB)

PD Women and Children Family Violence Counsellor.pdf (PDF, 340KB)

Contact: Meredith Davey
03 5624 3534

Position Details

Allied & Community Health

Family Counsellor

Fixed Term Part-Time

24 Hours per week to 31 December 2017

Family Violence Counsellor

Fixed Term Part-Time

8 hours per week – to 31 December 2017

 The Allied and Community Health Division of the West Gippsland Healthcare Group is seeking enthusiastic qualified staff to fill the above role/s. Job share and split days/hours will also be considered as well casual days available The Warragul/Drouin area is located 100 km east of Melbourne and is renowned for the local Deli Trail, beautiful surrounds, easy access to Melbourne (via M1 and hourly fast train), Baw Baw snow fields and coastal areas.

The Family Counsellor position provides services to families and children using Best Interest Principles as part of the Latrobe / Baw Baw Integrated Family Services Alliance.  The main aim of this position is to provide family focussed counselling and effective case management to clients referred where significant risk to wellbeing of children is identified.

Our preferred candidate will hold a Degree in Counselling, Social Work, or Psychology (Probationary Psychologist accepted) and a Family Therapy qualification (or be working towards it).  Knowledge of working in rural areas is also essential.

The Family Violence position aims at providing professional counselling for Women and Children who have experienced Family Violence. You will have a solid understanding of Family Violence Issues and the Social Model of Health and work well within a multidisciplinary team.

The candidate must have Degree in Psychology or Social Work and ideally; Post Graduate studies in counselling families and children, Short course(s) in Family Violence or be willing to obtain training, Knowledge of and experience working with mental health issues.

Supervision, support, salary packaging and continuing professional development opportunities are available to the successful applicants. All applicants will have an opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks and a National Police History check. These positions also require a valid Working with Children Check. This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments. The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Further details and how to apply

You can view details for this role and submit your application online via by clicking on the apply now button below.  For further information regarding this position and hours available, contact Meredith Davey, Acting Community Health Manager on (03)5624 3534 or email Applications should be lodged online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, resume and three current referees.

Applications close Wednesday 4 October 2017 

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