This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced child Counsellor to join Relationships Australia Victoria at our Traralgon centre.
Relationships Australia Victoria (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”. RAV provides services from centres across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
About the role
Reporting to the Senior Manager Gippsland, your responsibilities include working with children, and families in both long term and short-term interventions as part of the Gippsland Primary Health Network Mental Health Connect Me program.
This involves providing intensive, early intervention counselling and therapeutic case management support for children and a facilitated referral pathway for the children’s family members to relevant support services. This will be delivered using the stepped care model based on a Family Action Plan. Community outreach, mental health education and community development activities are also key components of this role.
This role is part-time, fixed term working three (3) days per week until June 2024, with a possibility for extension dependent on funding. This role is based at our Traralgon centre and includes outreach and delivering services at off-site locations such as schools and kindergartens to support children to achieve their identified goals (current drivers licence required).
Qualifications, skills and experience
- 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.
- An understanding of childhood development and the impact of adverse life events on children’s development, trauma framework including intergenerational trauma (advantageous).
- Experience in group work, working with schools, education sector and in working with individuals and families (advantageous).
- 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).
Why join us?
RAV offers hybrid working arrangements, competitive salary conditions and benefits with a base salary range of $88k-$91k (pro-rata) per annum. Your professional development is important to us, we provide best practice training, clinical supervision, work/life balance benefits to staff.
How to apply
Using the Apply Now button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter broadly outlining your experience and how it relates to this position. A copy of the position description is available on our website www.rav.org.au/careers . For confidential enquiries please contact Kylie Lancaster, Senior Manager Gippsland by phoning 03 5175 9500.
Applications will close on 11 April 2023.
Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application 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.