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Aps6 Counsellor | Wodonga

First People Recruitment Solutions - Mildura, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Erin Mitchell - (02) 6230 7666
  • Notionally a 12 month contract
  • $55-$65 per hour plus 9.5% super

Our client a Federal Government Department charged with the responsibility of delivering government programs for veterans and members of defence forces is seeking an APS6 Counsellor to work within the Open Arms team that supports an extensive mental health service delivery program.
On a day to day basis duties will include, but not be limited to;

  • Provision of high-quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence-based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible Open Arms clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
  • Contribution to the development and delivery of Open Arms group programs as required.
  • Maintaining clinical records according to Open Arms standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Facilitating the delivery of Open Arms counselling and other programs to veterans, ADF personnel and their families in rural and outer metropolitan areas by applying quality assurance principles and procedures to ensure the clinical practice, reporting and invoicing activities of outreach counsellors meet contractual requirements
  • Ensuring Open Arms contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for Open Arms clients.
  • Liaising and forming partnerships with DVA, the ADF, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  • Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  • Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
  • Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of clinical policies and procedures.

In addition, the following are mandatory Qualifications and Working with Children/Vulnerable People are essential for the role;

  • Qualifications must be that of a mental health professional.
  • Qualified health professionals must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Mental health accredited social workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
  • Preference is for mental health professionals including Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Mental Health Occupational Therapists or Mental Health Social Workers
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencing in the position.

This position will be offered notionally, as a 12-month hourly rate contract (APS6 equivalent) with a view to extend and will be based onsite from Wodonga, Victoria. For additional information, please email [email protected]
Applications close 12 March 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be sent a brief selection criteria to complete.
FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions is a 100% Indigenous Owned Business providing temporary assignments, fixed term contracts and permanent recruitment solutions to the Australian Government and Commercial Organisations. 

Our Head Office is based in Canberra with a national reach to all the states and territories, regional and remote areas of Australia.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and Non- Indigenous Australians together with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Mildura, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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