Job Reference No:

Weave - Caseworker/Counsellor

Reference No: Weave - Caseworker/Counsellor

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00

You will provide wrap around casework, counselling, practical assistance, information and referral, education advice and support services to young people (aged 12-28 years) with co-existing mental health and AOD issues. You will work in a trauma informed, highly responsive, proactive and innovative way, and develop collaborative relationships with other Weave team members and other services to ensure holistic support to young people experiencing co-existing mental health and AOD issues.

You will feel highly supported through regular supervision, access to peer review, opportunities for training and development and a friendly and experienced team around you.

Strong casework and counselling experience with young people with complex issues is required and experience working with Aboriginal young people and communities will be highly valued.

Classification for this position is SCHCADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 1-4 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $37.02 - $39.89 per hour depending on qualifications and experience plus salary packaging benefits.  

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Caseworker/Counsellor - Weave

7 days per fortnight Part Time

Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Team (Young People)

  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years experience working with the community

  • Work as part of a team of caseworkers, counsellors and project workers supporting young people with mental health and AOD issues

  • Attractive wage packaging/salary sacrifice available

Position details
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Services (Social Work, Youth Work, Community Development)
  • Tertiary Counselling qualifications.
Essential Selection Criteria:

1. Minimum 2 years experience in a casework and counselling role,
preferably with young people in a community organisation.

2. Well-developed counselling skills – demonstrated ability to draw
upon a range of therapeutic models, preferably including Narrative

3. Demonstrated experience of working within a trauma-informed and
strengths based, healing-centred framework.

4. Experience providing counselling to marginalised young people
experiencing a range of complex issues, in particular co-existing
mental health and AOD issues.

5. Understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma as well as
systemic and social issues facing Aboriginal people and
communities in the Waterloo/Redfern area and beyond.

6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

7.  Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance as an

8.  A commitment to EEO policy WH&S safety standards, ethical
practice principles and a commitment to the principles of cultural

9. Common sense and a good sense of humour

10. Must have current Class C drivers licence

11.  Willingness to use own vehicle for work purposes when required.
Generous mileage allowance available.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

1.Knowledge of service networks in City of Sydney, and Sydney’s Inner
West areas.

2. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal young people and

3. Current First Aid certificate

4. Experience in and/or training in cross-cultural communication

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
How to apply

**Applications including a current Resume and a document specifically responding to and outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria (List of criteria included in the Job Description Document), should be emailed to **

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please phone Kylie Fegan on 02 9318 0539 if you need further information.

Job Description is available on the Weave website:

Closing Date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Date posted: 30 January 2019

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