Women’s Health Caseworker / Counsellor – Illawarra Illawarra Womens Health Centre

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a unique opportunity to work in an exceptional women’s health organisation – making a positive and critical difference in women’s lives. We are seeking an applicant with relevant qualifications and minimum 5 years experience, for a part-time (3 days/week) permanent position who will provide trauma and violence informed casework and some counselling within a feminist and social determinants of health framework. This will include:

  • Providing case management support and assistance to women experiencing violence or abuse including:
    • assisting clients to stabilise their personal circumstances
    • undertaking risk assessment and safety planning
    • providing referrals or longer-term individual advocacy
  • Working closely with the Centre’s multidisciplinary health team to ensure wrap around services and continuity of care support to clients.
  • Making referrals to external health services and other agencies as appropriate to the needs and goals of the client
  • Participating in the development, facilitation and evaluation of therapeutic, education/support groups as time and work plan allows.
  • Maintaining best practise monitoring and evaluation processes for clients and groups.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Experience in providing high quality casework support and complex case management
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary family issues including family and domestic violence; the physical, emotional, psychological and behavioural impact of trauma and abuse; homelessness; child protection; poverty; mental health
  • Ability to actively listen, build relationships and communicate sensitively, including the ability to provide respectful and welcoming service to women of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Understanding of local and state availability of resources, services and supports for women in the lllawarra.
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of clients
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including working to develop, facilitate and evaluate therapeutic, education/support groups.
  • Ability to operate independently in outreach locations.

You must have a current NSW Drivers Licence, National Criminal Record Check, a Working with Children Police Check, and be fully vaccinated (and maintain full vaccination status) for COVID-19.

We encourage First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse women, and women with a disability to apply.

The successful applicant will be offered permanent part-time contract starting immediately. A remuneration package commensurate with professional experience will be offered, based on the SCHADS Award. The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is a union supporting workplace.

Please apply as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the advertisement earlier.

If you would like a full job description please call 4255 6800 or email [email protected] 

Our services are provided only to women. We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Illawarra Womens Health Centre

Job Salary

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