Child And Family Counsellor


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time / Part Time
Position Classification: Psychologist, Social Worker Level 3
Remuneration: $67889 - $103503 dependent on qualifications
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ150798
NNSWLHD embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.
Northern NSW Local Health District is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably. For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.
Please note, to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.

Where you'll be working
“A healthy community through quality care”
Northern NSW Local Health District is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville. We offer a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges, to world-renowned surfing breaks, and everything in between.
Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres, with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines, and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages.
Life in the Clarence Valley….
Tired of commuting? Looking for a change of scenery, or a smaller community to raise your family?
When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, the Clarence Valley has something to suit every lifestyle.
We do it differently up here – you might call us ‘rough around the edges’, but it’s more about being down to earth and everyone loves it that way.
If you’re thinking about relocating, maybe we’re just what you need.

What you'll be doing
Providing a range of community-based child and family counselling services in accordance with evidence based practice, and an in-reach response to the acute setting as appropriate for children under 12 years.

Working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary framework ensuring a focus on health promotion and early identification and intervention.

  • Relevant qualification in Bachelor of Social Work with eligibility for membership to Australian Association of Social Workers or Degree in Psychology and eligibility for full registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the provision of clinical services for a complex case load, with demonstrated experience working in domestic violence, low risk suicide and child development for children 0 – 12 years and substantial knowledge of life span stages.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate client care independently and operate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Sound understanding of complex health and mental health conditions across both the acute and community health settings.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal social, cultural and economic issues with capacity to flexibly develop local responses to community needs using cross cultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrated high levels of effective communication (both oral and written) liaison, negotiation and computer skills
  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and understanding of person-centred care, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  • Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment.
Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Jane Wear on Jane.Wear@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 18 February 2020