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Aboriginal Sexual Assault Counsellor Ivprs

NSW Government - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Social Worker Level 3, Sexual Assault Worker Level 3, Counsellor Level 3, Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependent on Qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ201435

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing

The Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Service (IVPRS) is responsible for strategic leadership, clinical service provision and capacity building for the portfolio areas of sexual assault, domestic violence and child protection. 

The Aboriginal Sexual Assault counsellor is responsible for the provision of specialist therapeutic and case management services to adult and child victims of sexual assault and their non-offending family members, including the provision of crisis counselling & support and facilitation of forensic/medical services as required. 

The Aboriginal Sexual Assault counsellor is a key position in establishing trust and building relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and community, and violence, abuse and neglect services in WSLHD.
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
This is an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Identified position. Please see essential criteria. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification for this role and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW. Please include some information about your Aboriginal Australian / Torres Strait Islander identity in the cover letter of your application. If offered an interview you can expand on this information at the interview itself in response to questions from an Aboriginal panel member.
Being Female and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are genuine occupational qualifications for this position as described under Sections 31 and 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW). Please include a sentence on both your Gender and Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander status in your cover letter; Applicants will be required to confirm status at interview.
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations. For more information, please visit: http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/ Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Essential Criteria:
Qualification: Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling 
Registration: Eligibility for appropriate professional registration (AHPRA) for Psychology or association membership
Being Female and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are genuine occupational qualifications for this position as
described under Sections 31 and 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).
Selection Criteria:

  1. This is an identified Aboriginal Position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent, have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander cultures and have established links with their local Aboriginal community. An applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW.
  2. Tertiary qualification (minimum bachelor degree) in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling OR Graduate Certificate in Human & Community Services (Interpersonal Trauma) and eligibility for appropriate professional registration or association membership.
  3. Demonstrated counselling experience in complex trauma and trauma informed practice within a Violence, Abuse & Neglect setting (e.g. sexual assault, child protection or domestic violence services).
  4. Demonstrated high level assessment, case formulation, intervention planning (including case management) and counselling skills with children, young people and adults, with a capacity to draw on a wide range of therapeutic modalities.
  5. Demonstrated high level understanding of the inter-related dynamics and effects of sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect and domestic violence and a commitment to integrated models for working with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of current policies and legislation relating to sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence and knowledge of legal systems involved in sexual assault service provision.
  7. Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated capacity to work with in partnership with others.
  8. Current driver's license valid in Australia and willingness to use for work purposes

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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For role related queries or questions contact Christie Andrighetto on [email protected] 

Applications Close: 7th July 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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