Who are we?
We are a purpose-driven, not-for-profit organisation making a difference by providing programs and services in the community for over 25 years. As part of the Injury Matters team, you have the opportunity to influence, empower and collaborate alongside individuals, communities, and decision-makers to support and advocate for positive change.
We know that behind every injury statistic is a person, family and community, which is why our work is vital. The work undertaken by our team enables us to prevent and reduce the impact of injury and support people affected.
Our team members, the communities we work alongside, and our values are at the heart of how we work.
Our values include;
- Knowledge through diversity of people and skills
- Inquisitive and brave to innovate
- Genuine in our intent to have a positive impact
- Considered in our approach through evidence and experience
- Working with purpose and empathy to achieve better outcomes for people
As one of the counsellors, you will be a vital member of the Recovery Support Business Unit. This position is responsible for providing best practice, trauma informed interventions to community members impacted by road trauma. You will have key responsibilities contributing and participating in best-practice recovery support activities such as service design, development, delivery, and policy.
You are a compassionate and empathetic individual with a genuine passion for supporting those affected by trauma. You are a strong communicator with the ability to build strong, trusting relationships with clients from all walks of life. You thrive working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, valuing open communication and knowledge sharing. You have excellent organisational skills to manage your caseload effectively, ensuring timely and high-quality service delivery. Continuous professional development is essential to you as you stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in trauma recovery. Ultimately, you are a warm and caring individual who strives to make a positive impact, creating a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
Ideally, we are seeking candidates who hold registration with a relevant Australian professional association and/or possess equivalent experience in the fields of road trauma and/or mental health.
What we offer?
Would you like to work in an environment that is supportive and genuinely welcomes diversity? When you join Injury Matters, you join our Injury Matters family. We have a range of benefits to support you and the essential things to ensure you have balance outside of work.
Family Support – Our team has many flexible working arrangements to support and encourage a healthy work-life balance.
Professional Development – We encourage your ongoing professional development. With individualised plans driven by you, for you. We encourage you to identify training, projects, tasks, or even subject areas outside of your current role that you would value exposure to.
Community Support – Not only will you be making a difference in injury outcomes, but you will also have volunteering opportunities to support other causes that support positive community outcomes.
Wellbeing – We have a range of wellbeing activities for you to join in on, such as wellbeing Wednesday, bring your pet to work day, numerous morning teas (it’s always someone’s birthday) and regular team-building events. We evolve these in line with suggestions from our team. We love trying new ideas that support our team.
Financial – You also have the added benefit when taking annual leave to receive a 17.5% annual leave loading—a little extra for spending on holidays. We have pool cars available for our team, so there is no need to worry about driving your car to meetings.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – We know that people who want to make a difference have big hearts. At Injury Matters, we believe mental health is equally as important as physical health. Our EAP is available confidentially to all team members.
The technical bits
This role is a part-time position with a workload of 0.6 FTE (equivalent to 3 days per week). The role is based in our Leederville office. There may be occasional travel within and between states associated with this role. Additionally, there may be times when you will need to work outside of regular business hours. As part of the application process, a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check will be required, and possession of a Driver’s License is preferred.
How can you apply?
If you believe you are the person we are looking for, then what are you waiting for? Submit your resume and a short cover letter outlining why you would like to be our next counsellor.
Please use the following link to Apply now – https://injurymatters.hrpartner.io/jobs/counsellor—0-6-fte-eddk6
Injury Matters is dedicated to fostering a diverse workforce and actively encourages applications from individuals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as individuals with disabilities. Our office is situated in a building that prioritises accessibility, and we are open to discussing flexible arrangements for the recruitment process.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately, we will not be accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.