Rehabilitation Counsellor (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit)...


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week Location: Liverpool Hospital
Position Classification: Occupational Therapist Level 1/2, Counsellor Level 1/2, Social Worker Level 1/2, Welfare Officer Level 1/2 or Psychologist
Remuneration: Dependant on Qualifications
Requisition ID: REQ177765 Application Close Date: 09/08/2020
To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.
We aspire to bring out the best in customer and patient care
This position is Dependant on Qualifications: Occupational Therapist Level 1/2: $64,270 - $93,114 per annum Counsellor Level 1/2: $64,270 - $93,114 per annum Social Worker Level 1/2: $64,270 - $93,114 per annum Welfare Officer: $64,270 - $93,114 per annum Psychologist: $67,889 - $100,914 per annum
About The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience in the area of Rehabilitation Counselling. Head2work is a part of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit at Liverpool Hospital. The role involves working within a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals to support clients with a brain injury. You can also access employee benefits like salary packaging, meal entertainment packaging and novated lease. Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities. Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.

Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
What you'll be doing The Rehabilitation Counsellor is responsible for providing employment programs to clients of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit (BIRU) based within the Head2work service. This includes vocational assessment, vocational counselling, job seeking and job placement services as well as group-based programs at Head2work within the BIRU. The Rehabilitation Counsellor is also responsible for other tasks necessary to support service delivery, including data management, quality improvement activities, professional development, team projects and planning.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  • Degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling and eligibility for membership of Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in performing vocational assessment and highly developed report writing skills including computer literacy in a range of programs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in engaging and motivating all parties in the job seeking process.
  • Keen interest and ability to carry out job seeking programs to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Experience working in brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of, and recent working experience within WorkCover, LifeTime Care and Support and CTP schemes, their guidelines and processes within Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Brooke Dodson on 02 8781 8064 or via email on Brooke.Dodson@health.nsw.gov.au
Interview Date Range: 12/08/2020 - 19/08/2020
Stepping Up – Close the Gap Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on SWSLHD-AboriginalWorkforce@health.nsw.gov.au.