Child Protection Counsellor
Hunter New England Local Health District
Port Macquarie, AU
6d ago
source : I work for NSW

Employment Type : Permanent Part Time

Position Classification : Social Worker Level 3 and Psychologist

Remuneration : Dependant on qualifications

Hours Per Week : 20

Requisition ID : REQ184676

Child Protection Counsellor

Taree Community Health Service

This position graded as a Social Worker Level 3 and Psychologist.

  • Make a difference to the lives of children
  • Autonomous, well supported, position
  • Flexible, part time work hours
  • About You :

    As a psychologist or social worker you will have a strong understanding of trauma informed care and understand the potential long term health impacts for people who have experienced violence, abuse and neglect.

    You will have strong skills in conducting psycho-social and risk assessments, intervention planning and applying a range of therapeutic models in practice with clients.

    You will be effective in working collaboratively with external services and internal health services to ensure the holistic needs of the child, young person and family are met.

    With a solid ability to provide culturally safe and competent services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people those referred to the service that are from cultural and linguistically diverse communities will receive suitable counselling services.

    Highly developed skills in report writing is an additional skill you will bring to this role.

    About the position :

    In this position you will provide trauma specific services for children, young people and their families / carers who have been exposed to violence, abuse or neglect.

    Within the role you will provide assessment, therapeutic intervention, case co-ordination, advocacy, professional consultation and education with the overarching purpose of working toward the recovery and ongoing safety and wellbeing of children and young people involved in the child protection system.

    The approach taken will be dependent upon the individual needs of the child and family, with a strong focus enhancing the capacity of parents and carers develop their skills in meeting the safety, welfare and wellbeing needs of children and young people.

    This position works closely with HNE Health teams of Violence, Abuse and Neglect; Sexual Assault; Joint Child Protection Response Program and Women’s Health, as well as other internal health services, external organisations and interagency partners to provides services to children, young people and families in relation to violence, abuse and neglect to assist them to recover and support them to achieve safety, security and permanency in their living environment.

    Find out further information in the Position Description and for any role related queries or questions contact Jamil Ahmad on Jamil.Ahmad health.nsw.gov.au

    About Taree :

    Taree is nestled in the Manning Valley on the Manning River, featuring stunning national parks and pristine coastline, on the mid north coast 314km from Sydney and 172km from Newcastle.

    Just three and a half hours drive from Taree there will be a wide range of environments to live beach, forest and township.

    The river is largely responsible for the recreational activities including fishing, rowing, swimming, sailing and power boating.

    The region offers several beaches within a twenty minute drive, the opportunity to include bushwalking, camping and fishing to your daily lifestyle alongside an array of sporting recreations.

    With a population of twenty six thousand Taree is a popular tourist destination for people that want to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life in beautiful surroundings.

    Taree offers extensive child care facilities and services, plenty of arts and cultural activities and dining options and places of worship for most religions.

    Reasonably priced housing, a strong community and both private and public educational facilities round off the available facilities.

    About Us :

    Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

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