Trauma Informed Counsellor
Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)
We are looking for suitably qualified/experienced people to join the SAMSN team as a Trauma Informed Counsellor.
The counsellor will work as part of the Planned Support team, but have a particular focus on supporting the priority groups of:
- Men from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities
- Young men (including young men becoming fathers)
- Men in regional and rural communities
The Counsellor will work in partnership with the community worker(s) to build capacity in identified services (including NSW Health & VAN services), organizations and practitioners to better understand, respond and equip services, to respond to the needs of these male survivors.The counselling offered will be short-term with a focus on ‘warm referrals’ of survivors to appropriate longer term counselling if needed.
The counsellor will also work with regional community counsellors and services to facilitate the eight-week groups in regional areas, and build capacity of regional workers.