Aboriginal Sexual Assault Counsellor IVPRS

  • Company:
    Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
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<div><span><span style="font-size:small"><strong>Employment Type</strong>:&nbsp;Permanent&nbsp;Full Time<br /> <strong>Position Classification</strong>:&nbsp;Social Worker Level 3, Counsellor&nbsp;Level 3, Psychologist<br /> <strong>Remuneration</strong>:&nbsp;Dependent on Qualification<br /> <strong>Hours Per Week</strong>:&nbsp;38<br /> <strong>Requisition ID</strong>:&nbsp;REQ176334</span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:small"><strong>Location:</strong> Blacktown – Community Health Centre</span><br /> <br /> <strong style="font-size:10pt">Where you&#39;ll be working</strong> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small">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 &#39;better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond&#39; and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.</span></div> <br /> <span style="font-size:small"><strong>What you&#39;ll be doing</strong></span> <div> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small">The Integrated Violence Prevention &amp; 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small">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 &amp; support and facilitation of forensic/medical services as required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small">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.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size:small">————————————————————-</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small">People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.</span></div> </div> </div> <div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div align="justify"><span style="font-size:small"><span style="font-size:small"><em><strong>This is an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Identified position. Please see essential criteria. An applicant&#39;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.</strong></em></span></span></div> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <p align="justify" style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px"><span style="font-size:small"><span style="font-size:small">Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health organisations.&nbsp; For more information, please visit: <a href="http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/">http://www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au/</a> &nbsp;Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.</span> </span></p> <div align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p align="justify" style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px"><span style="font-size:small"><strong>Please note:</strong> To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.</span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px"><span style="font-size:small">————————————————————-</span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><strong><span style="font-size:small">Essential Criteria:</span></strong></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:small">Qualification: Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counsellor</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:small"><span style="font-size:small">Registration: Eligibility for appropriate professional registration (AHPRA) for Psychology or association membership<br /> Evidence of Diversity claim: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:small">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;————————————————————-</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size:small">Selection Criteria:</span></strong></div> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:small">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&rsquo;s race is a genuine occupational qualification and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">Tertiary qualification (minimum bachelor degree) in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling and eligibility for appropriate professional registration and/or association membership. Psychologists must have full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">Demonstrated experience working in sexual assault service delivery settings, with skills in the delivery of sexual assault medical or crisis services.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">Demonstrated high level assessment, case formulation, intervention planning (including case management) and counselling skills with children, young people and adults, with capacity to implement a range of therapeutic models.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">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.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">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.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated capacity to work with in partnership with others.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small">Current driver&#39;s license valid in Australia and willingness to use for work purposes</span></li> </ol> </div> <div> <p style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px"><span><span style="font-size:small">Need more information?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;1) Click here for the </span><a href="https://ocxz.cit.health.nsw.gov.au/excluded-apps/XXRecRequisitionPD-context-root/faces/XXRecRequisitionPDPG?xxJobId=REQ176334" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:small">Position Description</span></a><br /> <span style="font-size:small">&nbsp;&nbsp;2) Find out more about </span><a href="https://healthnswgov.referrals.selectminds.com/app-info" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:small">applying</span></a><span style="font-size:small"> for this position</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family:Arial; margin-bottom:0px; margin-top:0px"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-size:small">For role related queries or questions contact Christie Andrighetto on&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Christie.Andrighetto@health.nsw.gov.au">Christie.Andrighetto@health.nsw.gov.au</a><br /> <br /> <strong>Applications Close: 25 September&nbsp;2020</strong></span></span></p> </div>