Opportunities for experienced child counsellors to join RAV’s Connect Me program and provide counselling and case management to young children.
We’re looking for two experienced and dedicated child counsellors to join RAV’s Connect Me program and provide counselling and case management to support children 0-11years old based out of our Traralgon and Wonthaggi centres.
RAV is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years. Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
About the role
Reporting to the Senior Manager Gippsland, this role provides intensive, early intervention mental health counselling and therapeutic case management support for young children under the Gippsland Primary Health Network Mental Health Connect Me program. This program provides services using the stepped care model based on a Family Action Plan as well as a facilitated referral pathway for the child/ren’s family members to relevant support services where mental health risk factors are emerging. The successful candidates will work flexibly with children in individual and group settings at off-site locations.
We have two (2) part-time, fixed-term contracts until 30 June 2023, with a possibility for extension dependent on funding:
- 0.6 EFT, working three (3) days per week based out of our Traralgon centre, and
- 0.8 EFT, working four (4) days per week based out of our Wonthaggi centre.
The successful applicants will be expected to provide outreach counselling and services offsite within schools and early childhood centres in the local regions.
Skills, experience and qualifications
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Counselling or relevant area.
- Significant demonstrated experience working with children and families, from a child-centres and strength-based perspective, in a setting relevant to the role.
- Knowledge of the development of mental illness, and the risk factors that contribute to the development of mental illness in children and young people (advantageous).
- Familiarity with the child protection system, local mental health services (advantageous).
- An understanding of childhood development and the impact of adverse life events on children’s development, trauma framework including intergenerational trauma (advantageous).
What we offer
A competitive salary package is on offer to the two successful candidates with a base salary range of $86k to $88k (pro-rata) per annum, superannuation and access to salary packaging. We are an ‘employer of choice’ providing best practice professional development, training, clinical supervision and work / life balance conditions and benefits to our staff.
How to Apply
Apply with confidence today and click the APPLY button to attach a covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv. Please specify in your cover letter the location and role you wish to apply.
A copy of the position description is available in the application box above. For SEEK candidates, please find the position description at www.rav.org.au/careers.
For specific queries about this position contact Kylie Lancaster, Senior Manager Gippsland by phoning 03 5175 9500. Applications have been extended to Friday 22 July 2022.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies. RAV services are required to comply with these orders. The health and safety of our employees and clients is a priority. Candidates are required to provide vaccination evidence during the recruitment process.
RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.