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Sexual Assault Counsellor (Swkr3/psych3) - Adult Survivors - Coffs Harbour - Temp Fulltime/part Time

NSW Government - North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (July 2021 - 30 June 2022)
Position Classification: Health Clinician Lvl 3
Remuneration: 100451 - 103814
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ237714
Advertising closes: 22 June 2021

What you'll be doing

This role is part of an integrated approach to Adult Survivors of child sexual assault and Aboriginal Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service and as such requires strong cultural awareness and community understanding. 

This position will require delivery of culturally safe and appropriate therapeutic and clinical interventions that address childhood trauma and positively contribute to social and emotional wellbeing and broader determinants of health for individuals, families and communities

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Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority. Please ensure that you declare your Aboriginality in your statement, covering letter or CV. In addition to addressing the selection criteria, Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality by supplying either a letter of Aboriginality signed under the common seal from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community organisation such as Land Council or Elders group, Aboriginal Medical Service or a letter on letterhead from a Local Aboriginal Land Council demonstrating membership of the Council. Further information on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained at http://hire.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/

Salary will be accordance with NSW Health State Awards for the advertised classification/s. These awards are available at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/conditions/pages/default.aspx.


  1. Qualifications eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers; or qualifications eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; or a bachelor degree in counselling, Bachelor of Health Science mental health, Bachelor Social Science Djirruwang programme or a related field, or other qualification deemed equivalent by the employer.
  2. Demonstrated therapeutic intervention and experience working with Aboriginal people with complex trauma in a trauma informed framework within a sexual assault setting.
  3. Demonstrated high level capacity to draw on a wide range of therapeutic modalities including the development facilitation and evaluation of groups in a culturally appropriate and safe way which encompasses a holistic approach to intervention.
  4. Demonstrated high level understanding of the inter-related dynamics and effects of sexual assault, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and a commitment to integrated models for working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of current policies and legislation relating to sexual assault and knowledge of legal systems involved in sexual assault service provision.
  6. Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide education and capacity building for staff and community members in relation to sexual assault.
  7. Experience in and commitment to working with individuals and families who identify as Aboriginal and/or diverse cultural backgrounds with a commitment to addressing Aboriginal health and community needs.
  8. Hold a current driver's license valid in Australia and willingness to travel.

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For role related queries or questions contact Joanna Trewavas on [email protected]

North Bondi, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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