Counsellor Institute for Urban Indigenous Health


About Us?
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the development, planning and deliver of comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Southeast Queensland. 

The Quality and Innovation team provides clinical oversight and support IUIH member services and is responsible for the service development and delivery of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and family wellbeing care. 

This diverse team includes IUIH Data and Research, Logistics, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Policy, Social Health, and Regional Clinical Support. 

About the Role?
Due to our growth, we are looking for a passionate Counsellor to join our Social Health team working 4 days a week. Counsellors in our team provide culturally appropriate clinical care and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This role is focused on culturally appropriate, family-centred assessment and therapeutic care. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide focused and culturally appropriate therapeutic support to clients with varied presentations
  • Undertake comprehensive assessment of clients’ mental health and alcohol and other drug issues, as well as their wider psychosocial needs and situation
  • Create individual treatment plans within a recovery-oriented and family-centred framework.
  • Work collaboratively with the client to review client’s identified goals throughout the counselling process, and report on relevant data. 
  • Manage a case load of clients with varying needs and identified issues.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to provide integration and coordination between different programs, to facilitate the delivery of an efficient and responsive drug and alcohol and/or mental health service to clients.
  • Participate in, and access, clinical and peer supervision. 

About You?


  • Minimum qualification of bachelor’s in counselling, Psychology or other relevant qualification
  • Experience managing your own case load of clients with social, medical, personal and psychological needs. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients to review identified goals and adjust treatment plans.
  • Willingness to obtain a Criminal History Check
  • Current Blue Card and Yellow Card (Must have prior to commencement) 
  • Current Drivers Licence 

Desirable, but not Mandatory:

  •  Previous experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and /or communities. 

What Can We Offer?
At IUIH we recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.

  • Competitive salary plus salary sacrifices of $15,899.
  • At IUIH ‘Our Collectivity is Our Strength’ – Work as a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
  • Work as a valued member alongside other mental health professionals (psychologists, counsellors and social workers) within the social health team.
  • Monthly team socialisation activities. 
  • Opportunities for support through regular peer supervision, team socialisation activities, and debriefing with colleagues and managers.
  • Access to “Growing Our Own Opportunities” through in-house training and programs.
  • Be part of Australia’s largest community controlled Aboriginal Health Service.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Monday 2nd October 2023



Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Job Salary

Part time