Position Classification: Counsellor Level 1/2
Remuneration: $33.17 – $39.06 per hour
Hours Per Week: 32
Requisition ID: REQ315237
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.
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 our target populations; ‘at-risk’ young people, people who sex work, people who inject drugs, people experiencing homelessness, Aboriginal people and LGBTI people.
This position provides 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.
KRC is one of the SESLHD Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Services, and this position may collaborate with those services as required.
The vision for South Eastern Sydney 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.
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). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate 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. Please provide proof of booster vaccination if available.
- 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: 24th June 2022