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Child Protection Counsellor - Temp Ft

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, up until 30/06/2023 (38 hours per week)
Location: Health Services Building Liverpool
Position Classification: Social Worker (Level 1/2) and Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependent on qualification
Requisition ID: REQ230011
Application Close Date: 20/06/2021

Social Worker (Level 1): $1,235.43 - $1,454.42 per week
Social Worker (Level 2): $1,554.81 - $1,789.87 per week
Psychologist: $1,304.99 - $1,939.81 per week

There are wonderful opportunities to progress and excel in your career

About The Opportunity
This position is for a temporary full time Child Protection Counsellor (Social Worker Level 1/2 or Psychologist) up to 30/06/2023 with a possibility of extension. The central unit is based within Liverpool LGA, with counsellors located in some health centres. This position is currently based at our central unit in Liverpool. The applicant must hold one of the following qualifications: (a) a Social Work degree which provides eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW); or (b) Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, including the completion of four-year sequence of accredited undergraduate study in the discipline of psychology (or equivalent completed overseas). The CPCS is a specialist NSW Health service working with clients where physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect or domestic violence has been confirmed. The CPCS predominantly provides a home visiting and outreach service across the SWSLHD to parents and carers, depending on therapeutic and worker safety considerations. Centre-based services are also offered, particularly for therapy with children and young people. Clients are assessed by Department of Communities and Justice as meeting RoSH and are at the medium- to high-risk end of the child protection continuum, with work primarily with parents and carers rather than with children out of the context of their family and care systems. Therapeutic services include individual and couple counselling, family therapy and group work.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

What you'll be doing
The position is responsible for improving the emotional, social and mental wellbeing of children, young people, parents/carers and their families where there has been a confirmed history violence and neglect by providing specialist counselling and interventions. This response includes:

  • Trauma informed interventions and responses,
  • Case coordination that includes intake, assessment, case planning and referral functions,
  • Client focused advocacy and liaison,
  • A genuine child-centred, family focused approach, collaborating across services to ensure clients receive the service they need, when they need it.
    This position is to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes consistent with SWSLHD policies and procedures, standards, relevant legislation, and the NSW Health Code of Conduct. The position will also participate in professional development, clinical supervision, teaching, quality activities and other relevant departmental and administrative duties.
    Child, Youth and Family Clinical Services Directorate staff work within a trauma informed framework with an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma on children, young people and their families. The position will ensure that services are provided in a manner that is welcoming, safe and appropriate for all, including individuals, families and communities who have experienced trauma. By adopting a trauma-informed and family sensitive approach, health services can play a key part in identifying and meeting the needs of children, young people, individuals, families and communities who are vulnerable.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Demonstrated experience prioritising work and managing stressful situations.
  2. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and build partnerships with local agencies.
  3. Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) and demonstrated computer skills.
  4. Evidence of commitment to clinical supervision and professional learning.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to quality processes, and the application of evidenced based practice within counselling.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in providing counselling, groupwork and/or casework to adults, children, young people and/or families, including working with adults in relation to parenting issues.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of child protection issues.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Marion Rabuka on 02 9794 0920 or via email at [email protected]

Interview Date Range: 23/06/2021 - 30/06/2021

Click ‘Apply’ to submit your application now.

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If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on [email protected].

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