Aboriginal Child Protection Counsellor

Newcastle, New South Wales, au
Company: Hunter New England Local Health District
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 19:10:03
<p style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;;;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b>Employment Type<b>:&nbsp;Permanent&nbsp;Full Time<br > <b>Position Classification<b>:&nbsp;Social Work Level 3 or Psychologist<br > <b>Remuneration<b>: Dependant on qualifications<br > <b>Hours Per Week<b>:&nbsp;38<br > <b>Requisition ID<b>:&nbsp;REQ224515<span><br > <br > &nbsp;<p> <div style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> <p style="text-align: center;;font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>&nbsp;Aboriginal Child Protection Counsellor<br > Child Protection Counselling Service<strong><span><p> <p style="font-family: Arial;;">&nbsp;<p> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>This position is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Applicants must be female under Section 31 (2) (h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.<strong><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>This is a Social Worker Level 3&nbsp;or Psychologist&nbsp;position. However, if there are no appropriate Level 3 applicants, applications from Level 1 and 2 will be considered. The selection criteria reflects the requirements for a Level 3 applicant. Responses from Level 1 or 2 applicants need to demonstrate their level of competence with regard to the same criteria and their ability to work towards Level 3. The expected performance of the incumbent will be commensurate with hisher years of experience and current level at commencement of appointment. The incumbent will work towards meeting the criteria for Level 3.<strong><br > <br > The goal of the Child Protection Counselling Service is to help children recover, work with families to bring about safety and support children and their carers and kinship carers in Out Of Home Care placements. You will provide counselling for children, their families and carers where there are current or historic child protection concerns of violence, abuse or neglect. The successful&nbsp;applicant will also work in partnership between the Child Protection Counselling service and the local Aboriginal Community to help ensure we are meeting the needs of Aboriginal clients and that we are providing culturally sensitive care at all times.<br > <br > <strong>About the role:<strong><br > The Aboriginal Child Protection Counsellor is responsible for providing counselling for children, adults and families and case management to work with children and families where there have been or are current child protection concerns. The position is also responsible for working with non-Aboriginal service providers to build the cultural competency of our service responses to Child Protection counselling. You will be responsible for assisting our service to make links with the local Aboriginal community, build relationships and provide education on sexual violence, domestic violence and child protection issues.<br > <br > This position&nbsp;plays a pivotal role within the Child protection Counselling service in facilitating the delivery of culturally appropriate services that meet the needs of Aboriginal clients.&nbsp;In this role, you will act as a cultural advisor and key link between our service and local Aboriginal Communities to enable two-way understanding to ensure both the cultural, support and counselling needs of Aboriginal clients as well as community, are met.<br > <br > <strong>About the Team:<strong><br > The Aboriginal Child Protection counsellor will work closely with non-aboriginal child protection counsellors in the counselling team as well as members of the broader Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Women&rsquo;s Services team which include Sexual Assault counsellors, Joint Child Protection Response Health Clinician and Women&rsquo;s Health nurses. This is a supportive and welcoming team where we value openness and working together. As part of the team you will be supported with access to professional supervision, cultural supervision, peer supervision, team building sessions and the broader Aboriginal Violence, Abuse Neglect (VAN) Services network.&nbsp;<br > <br > You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Mental Health trainee&rsquo;s working in Taree and Forster Health services and&nbsp;will partner with Aboriginal Medical Services in Taree and Forster including Biripi AMS and Tobwabba AMS.<br > <br > <strong>Where you&#39;ll be working:<strong><br > The position is based at Taree Community Health Centre which is part of the Lower Mid North Coast (LMNC) Sector and is located next to the Manning Base Hospital. This is Biripi Country. At times you also might be required to travel to Forster or Gloucester Community Health centres which are also part of our LMNC sector. In Forster and Gloucester you will be working on Worimi Country. We value and continue to strive to provide health services to the local Biripi and Worimi people that embrace their culture and recognise the importance of health services to their wellbeing.<span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">What we can offer you:<span><span><strong><span><span><span><br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast. Being the largest employer in the region we can offer salary packaging options, educational opportunities and support from a broad network of health professionals. With CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment your professional life is provided every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with HNE Health gives you access to a great range of benefits:<span><span><span><span><span><p> <ul> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Sustainable Healthcare: <span><span><span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><a href=":w.hnehealth.PagesSustainable-Healthcare.aspx" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">Together towards zero<a><span><span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Proximity to shopping and other services<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">ADO&#39;s each month (for full time employees)<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">4 weeks annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees)<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Superannuation contributions<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Salary packaging options<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Fitness Passport<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px"> <p style="font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals<span><span><span><span><span><p> <li> <ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 12px;;font-family: Arial;;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Job share arrangements will be considered.<span><span><b><span><span><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.<span><span><span><b><span><span><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. <span><span><b><span><span><span><br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.<span><b><span><span><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases <span><span><b><span><span><span><br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">If you are applying for a Category &lsquo;A&rsquo; position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive <span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href="s:w1.health.pdsPagesdoc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">PD2018_009<a><span><span>. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy<span><span><span><span><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Selection Criteria <span><span><b><span><span><span><br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.&nbsp; For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: <span class="MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue"><span style="text-decoration:underline"><a href=":bit.lyHNE_Job_Application_Guide" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">:bit.lyHNE_Job_Application_Guide<a><span><span><b> <b><span><span><span><span><span><br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Candidates will be assessed against the&nbsp;Essential Requirements <u>and<u> Selection Criteria&nbsp;for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.<span><span><span><span><span><br > <br > <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Salary Packaging<span><span><b><br > <span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECSHELP debt. 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