Position Classification: Counsellor Level 1/2
Remuneration: $34.01- 49.28 per hour plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ425581
Join the dynamic counselling unit at the Kirketon Road Centre, part of a multidisciplinary team providing a comprehensive health and psychosocial service for marginalised people in the Kings cross area.
Where you’ll be working
Kirketon Road Centre is located in Kings Cross and has a strong culture of social justice and providing ‘health for all’ focussing on those people who have difficulty accessing mainstream services. The multidisciplinary team work closely together to provide the best service for people attending KRC on site and through the provision of outreach.
What you’ll be doing
The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.
The Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) is a primary health care facility located in Kings Cross, which is involved in the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS and other transmissible infections among ‘at-risk’ young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.
This position provides high quality counselling, case management, social welfare and therapeutic support to clients at KRC and associated sites. KRC counselling services are provided in a non-judgmental, client centred way. This is done with a view to promoting client self-determination through the acquisition of knowledge and skills. This position will also include outreach component focused on COVID testing and vaccination for vulnerable populations. To also work collaboratively to build trusting relationships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and their families where needed.
KRC is one of the SESLHD Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Services, and this position may collaborate with those services as required.
Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.
All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.
Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.
SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates
We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and we have an Aboriginal Employment Consultant that can provide support. If you have any questions or would like guidance on the recruitment process, please contact the SESLHD Aboriginal Employment Team via email to: [email protected]
- Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or counselling. Demonstrated understanding of issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Extensive experience with demonstrated skills in the provision of counselling, case management and/or psycho-social support to clients with complex needs / co-morbidities. Ability to provide trauma-informed culturally appropriate counselling and case management.
- Understanding of primary healthcare principles and commitment to harm minimisation approach to drug use, applying flexible, eclectic and non-judgemental approaches to client care including culturally secure approaches.
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends provding outreach services to vulnerable populations including COVID testing and vaccinations.
- Experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of activities, training and/or programs to clients and other health professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and to exercise independent professional judgement, commensurate with years of experience including experience and knowledge of issues effecting Aboriginal clients and community.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and evidence based practice and to ongoing clinical and professional learning receiving culturally sensitive support and supervision.
- Current NSW driver’s licence.
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For role related queries or questions contact Julie Dubuc on [email protected]
Applications Close: 5 September 2023