Counsellor | APS6 First People Recruitment Solutions

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Department

A federal agency charged with the responsibility of delivering government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police, and their dependants.

About the Role

The successful applicant will work within a program assisting Veterans’ and their families with mental wellbeing services.

Duties

  • Provision of high quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible Open Arms clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
  • Contribution to the development and delivery of Open Arms group programs as required.
  • Maintaining clinical records according to Open Arms standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Facilitating the delivery of Open Arms counselling and other programs to veterans, ADF personnel and their families in rural and outer metropolitan areas by;
  • applying quality assurance principles and procedures to ensure the clinical practice, reporting and invoicing activities of outreach counsellors meet contractual requirements
  • ensuring Open Arms contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for Open Arms clients.
  • Liaising and forming partnerships with DVA, the ADF, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  • Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  • Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
  • Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of clinical policies and procedures.
  • Applying the principles of cooperative and safe working practices consistent with APS Values and the Department’s mission, vision, approach and values.

Skills & Experience

It is a mandatory requirement that all applicants have:

  • Qualification as a registered Psychologist / Mental Health Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Registered Nurse with full AHPRA registration,

OR

  • Qualification as a Social Worker eligible for membership of the Australian Association Social Workers (AASW) and be eligible to apply for Mental Health accreditation.

AND

  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance.

As this role is with the Federal Government, only Australian citizens will be considered for this vacancy and a Baseline security clearance is preferred but not essential.

What’s on offer

The successful candidate will notionally be offered a 12 month contract with a possible extension at an APS6 hourly rate.

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Erin Mitchell Talent Acquisition Consultant on (02) 6230 7666 for for a confidential discussion.

Please submit applications in Word format only by 12:00pm Friday 29 July 2022.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions is a 100% Indigenous Owned Business providing temporary assignments, fixed term contracts and permanent recruitment solutions to the Australian Government and Corporate Australia.

Our Head Office is based in Canberra with a national reach to all the states and territories, regional and remote areas of Australia.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and Non-Indigenous Australians together with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

First People Recruitment Solutions

Employment Type

Contract/Temp

Job Salary

plus 10.5% super

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