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Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander Male Counsellor

Advertiser: Gallang Place Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander CorporationMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
7 Feb 2019
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Indigenous & Multicultural Services

Specific Conditions:

This position has been identified as a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male as permitted by and arguable under sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991).

Gallang Place is a not-for-profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community based organisation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Counselling or equivalent will be considered, or
  • experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men within the social and emotional health and wellbeing sector

Skills and Experience:

  • 2-5 years experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men, especially work in social and emotional health and wellbeing sector.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture and contemporary issues, especially for men and their families.
  • Understanding of Trauma-Informed practices or willingness to learn.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide culturally appropriate and trauma-informed counselling; maintain cultural safety, confidentiality, and respect for self-determination
  • Committed to being an effective team member
  •  Liaise with appropriate support services and programs relevant to client's healing process
  •  Commitment to on-going professional development, including professional supervision.

About You: 

  • Must possess a current drivers license
  • High standard of communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Intermediate Computer skills and above


  • Qualifications are desirable but not essential

What we offer YOU:

  • Experience in a Not-For-Profit, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community based organisation
  • Professional development opportunities


If you feel you would be suited to this position please apply by Thursday 21st February 2019 in writing via the link provided.



The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a counsellor?

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