PARVAN Counsellor


Are you an experienced, forward thinking and enthusiastic Social Worker, Counsellor or Psychologist dedicated to high quality care in Child Protection? Look no further, this is the job for you!

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Clinician Level 3

Remuneration: $110,151.00 to $115,596.00 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Location: Bourke NSW
Applications Close: 3 Dec 2020 - 11.59pm

We are unable to sponsor working visas for this position at this time.

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.



About the opportunity

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running providing support as a Prevention & Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) - Child Protection Counsellor.

Are you someone who thrives in an environment of constant change and who is committed to providing high quality and efficient services every time.

Do you have a genuine love for supporting people with the help they need while they are transitioning from challenging circumstances.

If this sounds like you, apply today!

You will be based at Bourke Multipurpose Service and work as part of the multidisciplinary Community Health team. Strategic management, clinical support and supervision for the Child Protection Counselling Services is provided by the Child Protection Strategies portfolio.



What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

This position sits within the Integrated Care Directorate, the position is located at Bourke Multipurpose Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

Bourke, on the banks of the spectacular Darling River is situated 370 kilometres northwest of Dubbo, is close to the Queensland border and considered to be the gateway to the far west of NSW.

The region’s prosperity is built around the pastoral, irrigation, tourism and service industries which are strongly supported by a wide range of attractions and activities.

Bourke has a population of just under 2000 people with 38 percent identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, making Bourke a unique and rewarding place to work.

As a remote area position, this position may offer incentives to prospective employees which can include relocation assistance, accommodation subsidy, professional development and flexible work practices. If you are the successful candidate you may discuss these incentives before accepting the position.

For more information about the Western NSW Local Health District, watch our video!

Help with your application and how you apply for the position

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria found in the Position Description above, as thoroughly as possible. For further information regarding the application process, interview process and pre-employment checks you can download the Guide to Employment with Western NSW booklet.

Need more information?

  • For role related queries or questions please contact Rachel Hart on Rachel.Hart@health.nsw.gov.au or 0400 170 934

Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.