Redress Counsellor Link-Up Qld

JOB DESCRIPTION

Redress Counsellor

Link-Up (Qld) Aboriginal Corporation supports the healing journeys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been separated from their families and communities through forced removal, adoption, fostering or institutionalisation.  We deliver professional, culturally sensitive, and confidential research, reunion, and cultural wellbeing services.

We provide our service in a sensitive, confidential, and culturally appropriate manner and use all available resources to assist those looking to find their family.

The role: Link-Up (Qld) is a National Redress Scheme support service for Queensland. This service provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who have experienced childhood sexual abuse while under the care of an institution. 

The Redress Counsellor role is to provide trauma informed counselling whilst individuals are engaged with the National Redress Scheme, provide outreach to communities presenting information relevant to the Scheme, provide referrals and support for the application processes. 

The position is part of a highly motivated team who deliver counselling and support services across Queensland.  We have offices located in Brisbane and Cairns. Some travel is required in this role. This is a full-time role based in Woolloongabba.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the history and impacts of the forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and knowledge of the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Redress Scheme.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nature of enduring trauma arising from experiences of childhood sexual abuse in an institutional setting and complex trauma.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively within a team to deliver the key requirements and objectives of the program.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of technology including internet, desktop applications and database packages.
  • Ability to provide outreach services and regular travel.
  • Willingness to undertake a National Police Check.
  • Eligible for Blue Card.
  • Current Drivers Licence.

Applications close:  Monday, 7th August 2023 at 4:00pm. All applicants must address the Essential Selection Criteria, submit a current resume and a role appropriate Cover Letter. If you do not provide these three requirements, your application will not be considered. To request the Position Description for this role, contact Eugenie Johnston via the email noted below.

Applications accepted via Seek.com or via email to [email protected] 

Late applications will not be accepted. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.