About the Opportunity
BWAHS is seeking a Therapeutic Counsellor to join their Family Violence Therapeutic Program team, based at their Bayswater, Melbourne office.
Reporting to the Practice and Development Manager, the Therapeutic Counsellor will deliver individual and dyadic trauma-informed assessments and therapies to Aboriginal women, children and their families who are impacted and/or have experienced family violence.
For more information about the role, click Apply Now.
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
To succeed in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, family therapy, or similar. You will also have demonstrated experience in the family violence sector or related areas.
You will also:
- Have a clear understanding of the history of intergenerational trauma, including the issues underpinning family violence and therapeutic interventions in an Aboriginal cultural context.
- Be an approachable and empathetic communicator capable of adapting your approach to each individual.
- Be able to engage women and families of varying ages, stages, and situations with complex needs.
- Be able to work autonomously and as part of a diverse, driven team.
Please note: You will need to hold or be willing to obtain a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check. You will also need a current Driver’s License.
For more information about the role requirements, click Apply Now.
About the Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation dedicated to supporting vulnerable women, children, and families and ultimately eliminating the impacts of trauma and abuse in the community. You will finish each day knowing that you have made a genuine, positive difference to the women within the program.
Enjoy a competitive salary of $75k+ with super and salary packaging, and a range of additional benefits, including:
- The chance to work in a culturally safe organisational environment
- Professional development and ongoing training opportunities
- Flexible working arrangements allowing for excellent work/life balance.
- A supportive and inclusive environment
- Regular internal and external supervision and reflective practice opportunities to ensure quality work and employee development in their work.
About the Organisation
Boorndawan William Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation leading the development and delivery of specialised family violence and healing services in the Eastern Metropolitan Area of Melbourne. Our Services Include:
- Men’s Case Management (Family Violence)
- Women & Children’s Intensive Case Management (Family Violence)
- Individual Child & Family Services
- AOD Services
- Individual men’s and women’s counselling
- Children & Youth Therapeutic Counselling
- Holistic culturally-based healing programs
BWAHS delivers services across the whole family in a culturally appropriate and relevant manner.
This is a rare opportunity to support vulnerable women and make a real, positive difference in their lives and the wider community – Apply Now!