Counsellor / Care Coordinator – Hunter
- Full-time position available, 70 hours per fortnight
- Fixed-term September 2024, with the possibility of extension
- Work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.
- ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace.
We’re looking for an experienced Allied Health professional to use their clinical expertise in counselling and care coordination to support people of diverse sexualities and/or genders who are experiencing mental health difficulties, suicidal crises, sexual, domestic, and family violence, and people living and/or affected by HIV. This position is suited to Allied Health professionals with experience working in the mental health sector and multidisciplinary teams.
ACONs Client Services:
We provide a range of confidential short-term counselling and care coordination services (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV seeking support for their mental health and wellbeing. Our counsellors and care coordinators use a range of short-term, evidence-based therapeutic interventions, care planning, advocacy, and building referral pathways to better equip people to deal with life’s challenges.
The role’s key responsibilities:
· Conduct suicide risk assessments and safety management planning with clients and provide evidence-based psychological counselling and care coordination for people who have recently made a suicide attempt or are at high risk of suicide.
· Conduct psycho-social assessments and identify the need for immediate short-term solution-focused assistance for clients and make referrals for longer-term support in relevant cases.
· Maintain a caseload of clients providing care coordination and/or psychological counselling services using a range of evidence-based strategies and interventions
· Work with clients presenting with multiple and complex needs to develop care plans, navigate health, medical and community services, and develop self-management skills.
· Support people who have been newly diagnosed with HIV, are living longer term with HIV or are at risk of HIV.
· Assess, manage, safety plan and deliver therapeutic interventions for people who have or are experiencing sexual, domestic, or family violence.
· Work in collaboration with crisis services and mental health services to ensure appropriate levels of care and support for the individual.
· Work collaboratively with Mental Health LGBTQ+ Peer Workers.
$92K to $107K (1.0 FTE - total remuneration package [TRP], including superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.
This position is located at the ACON Hunter Office in Newcastle.
For more information, questions, or if you would like to discuss this role, please contact:
Louise Dunne, Team Leader ACON Hunter Client Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 4962 7700
Daniel McCarthy, Associate Director of Regional Services, email@example.com or (02) 4962 7700
ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
|Applications Close||July 11, 2022|
|Job Board||NCOSS Community Jobs|
|Job Category||Psychology & Counselling|
|Employment Basis||Full Time, Contract|
|Salary Range||$90,001 +|
|Location||Newcastle & Hunter|
How to Apply
All applications must include:
- a completed ACON application form;
- a document addressing BOTH the essential and desirable selection criteria; and
- your resume.
Please download the Job Application Guide at https://www.acon.org.au/about-acon/jobs/
Applications close at 5:00 PM Monday, 11 July 2022.
ACON Health Limited
ACON is Australia’s largest health organisation specialising in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.
|Contact||ACON Health Limited|