Counsellor BaptistCare NSW & ACT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Great professional opportunity within a forward thinking community service agency. BaptistCare is a leader in working with the marginalised in our society. Our Counselling and Family Services team is in the process of developing further within the community services space, with a new strategic direction of service delivery integration.  

We offer:

  • Multiple part-time opportunities working across Southwest Sydney
  • Fantastic learning opportunities
  • Professional clinical supervision
  • Genuine flexible and friendly work place (hybrid work approach)
  • Training, education and support
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About the opportunity

This position will provide specialist family violence services to support the individual need of perpetrators, victims and their children. The practitioner will be responsible for intake and clinical assessments, co-facilitation of the weekly Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP), the maintenance of clinical notes, records and reports for NSW Practice Standards within the MBCP guidelines, and liaising with key stakeholders for transparency and integrated service delivery.

Immediate Start: A fixed term contract to 30 June 2024 (with the possibility of 2-year extension)

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (social work, psychology, counselling or related discipline)
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in individual and group settings with those experiencing and/or perpetrating Domestic Violence (leading DV programs or groups) is preferred AOD or other group facilitation will be considered
  • Relevant skills and experience to perform intake, assessment and provide appropriate interventions and referrals
  • The ability to work independently, a willingness and capacity to take initiative and to manage a high-volume counselling or caseload
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to engage and maintain relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally for an integrated service delivery
  • Current NSW police check and working with children check or willingness to obtain

Desirable Criteria

  • Graduate Certificate in Men’s Behaviour Change
  • Experience in group delivery of MBCP
  • Training and experience working with men and women in a DFV context
  • Understanding of NSW Practice Standards for Men’s Behaviour Change Programs
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Looking for both male and female practitioners

Please provide a Cover Letter addressing the job requirements/selection criteria.

Successful applications will be subject to a variety of background checks including police background check via our online police check system.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date. Closing Date is subject to change without notice

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

BaptistCare NSW & ACT

Job Salary

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