Individual And Family Therapist


About the business and the role

*Click on this link to address the selection criteria. Applications without selection criteria will not be considered. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKRKNQT 

Women's Health and Wellbeing Services is seeking an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Psychologist, Mental Health Social Worker or psychotherapist/ counsellor  to join our passionate and dedicated multidisciplinary team of motivated women. Develop your professional skills across a variety of challenging areas.

Position: Individual and Family Therapist

Organisation: Women's Health and Wellbeing Services.

Location: Gosnells

Employment status: Part time.   

FTE: 0.4 – 0.8 Depending on applicant.

Salary: $73,300 pro rata (please note, this equates to an equivalent salary of $83,915 pro rate for candidates who can access salary sacrifice).

Additional non-financial renumeration includes: additional annual leave, longer lunch breaks, clinical supervision, PD contributions, Wellness package and additional carers leave.

Start date: ASAP

Position based at Women's Health and Wellbeing Services, Suite 7, Level 1, 2232c Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA 6110.

About Us

Women's Health and Wellbeing Services is a not-for-profit community organisation supporting all women and families within the South East Metro area of Perth. We promote the overall wellbeing, self-esteem, independence, self-responsibility and health awareness to all women and families in our community by offering a diverse range of services for women of all ages and lifestyles. We specialise in health issues including mental health, physical and emotional wellbeing and social activities within a non- discriminatory and holistic framework.

Women's Health and Wellbeing Services considers that it is vital to work collaboratively with other agencies and community groups.

Our vision

To provide a diverse, innovative, quality -focused service that leads the industry. We seek growth to ensure sustainability and further our aim of being a provider of choice for all our services.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Equity
  • Excellence
  • Passion

Job tasks and responsibilities

To improve the health and wellbeing of women and their families in the south-east metropolitan area. To provide individual therapy to women, couples and families.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced person to join a successful team and grow with the business.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Counselling

  • Conduct triage to identify presenting problems and underlying issues of concern; explain the counselling service offered; assess the client's ability to pay; have required documents signed.
  • Contract with the client to define goals and tasks.
  • Provide up to 10 counselling sessions per client utilising a range of appropriate counselling techniques.
  • Participate in case conferences if required.
  • Ensure that at the end of the counselling process the client has appropriate plans and supports in place to cope and progress.
  • Provide on-site supervision for students.
  • Comply with professional standards for Psychology.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and professional development activities.
  • Facilitate groups and workshops as agreed with Manager.

Information and Referral

  • Provide information to clients to increase their awareness and understanding of health issues.
  • Assist clients to access health and community services.
  • Maintain a network of other agencies and services for appropriate referral of clients.
  • Maintain contact with other service providers to facilitate a collaborative approach on women's health issues and services.
  • Refer clients to specialist services where appropriate
  • Link clients in with other programs and groups offered by Women's Health and Wellbeing Services.

Reporting and Administration

  • Comply with service guidelines and agency timeframes.
  • Prepare and maintain case notes and client statistics in accordance with agency policy.
  • Participate in staff meetings and team activities.
  • Other duties as directed by the Manager.

Skills and experience

SELECTION CRITERION

SELECTION CRITERION 1

The successful applicant will have at least a 4 year degree in relevant field and be and if applicable be eligible for Medicare registration where she has either eligibility or demonstrated eligibility for relevant membership Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Psychology Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), the Australian Association of Social Work or Australian Counselling Association.

SELECTION CRITERION 2

The successful applicant will have a strong theoretical knowledge of therapeutic (including diagnostic, behavioural and psychometric) assessment, and the ability to transfer this knowledge to practice. Willingness to integrate other theoretical frameworks and to treat a broad range of client issues.

SELECTION CRITERION 3

Relevant experience and training as a psychologist, mental health social worker or psychotherapist/ counsellor working with individuals, couples families. 

SELECTION CRITERION 4

Accredited training and experience in working in the area of family therapy.

SELECTION CRITERION 5

The successful applicant will be strongly committed to the field of women's health. Experience and enthusiasm in these areas is essential.

SELECTION CRITERION 6

The successful applicant must be able to work successfully within a multidisciplinary team and have excellent interpersonal skills. She must have a high level of both oral and written communication.

Desirable

  • Member of Australian Association of family therapy
  • Experience working in a non-profit organisation.
  • Experience in working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background.
  • Good knowledge of community and health services and resources and networking skills.

Please address each selection criteria with the link below. This is the most important part of your application. Your application will not be considered if you do not address the selection criteria. Please click on the link to complete your selection criteria.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BKRKNQT

Job benefits and perks

Additional non-financial renumeration includes:

  • Additional annual leave
  • Longer lunch breaks
  • Clinical supervision
  • PD contributions
  • Wellness package
  • Additional carers leave