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Youth Counsellor

Advertiser: Youth Focus3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
26 Apr 2019
Location
Geraldton, Gascoyne & Midwest
Salary
$70,000 - $84,999 + Super + Sal Pack
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Youth Counsellor

  • 1 x Full-time position available
  • Fixed-term contract til June 2022
  • $70,000 - $84,999 & Superannuation & Salary Packaging 

The headspace mission is to collaborate to design and deliver innovative ways of working with young people to strengthen their mental health and wellbeing. headspace provides a holistic approach to supporting all young people who enter their centre’s by providing support through four core areas: mental health, physical (including sexual) health, alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

About the current vacancy

Youth Focus, the lead agency for headspace Geraldton, are currently seeking an experienced Youth Counsellors to provide comprehensive and best-practice, youth friendly mental health services within the headspace Geraldton centre.

This role is responsible for:

  • Conducting psychosocial assessments to determine client suitability for early intervention services, including risk assessment/management plans and current mental health status.
  • Supporting young clients through bio-psycho-social-sexual issues in a therapeutic setting, as well as engaging and including families in counselling as appropriate.
  • Developing case formulations and care plans, incorporating outcome-based measures to monitor and inform treatment progress.
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions, including group interventions and problem solving, with young people and their families.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely case notes and records in approved database system.
  • Participating in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate clinical service pathway and service delivery.
  • Liaising with relevant referrers and other services to promote a consistent and coordinated service delivery response for young people and their families.

Please note: In addition to the above, this role also has the opportunity to work alongside their colleagues on an exciting new Bush Adventure Therapy program which the centre offers to it’s young people.

To be considered for this position, it is essential you have:

  • Registration with a professional association (e.g. AHPRA, AASW, or ACA) as a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, counsellor or mental health nurse.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment, with people, families and community organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage work with and coordinate care for young people aged 12 to 25 years in areas of mental health and substance use intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to undertake screening and assessment to determine young person’s needs level of risk and to refer to other services as appropriate.
  • Passion for working with young people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and work creatively with young people.
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, government policies and strategic directions in relation to mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders, particularly as it relates to young people.
  • Experience with or an understanding of Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) and their mechanisms for change in a mental health context are highly desirable.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation;
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging;
  • Well-appointed, youth friendly, office environment;
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities;
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements which increase in line with tenure; and
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.

Interested?

If this opportunity appeals to you please submit an application including a cover letter and resume via Seek. Applications close 9.00am Monday 27th of May.

Please note:

We reserve the right to close applications prior to this date.

Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate possessing a valid driver's licence as well as ability to ascertain a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check.

Due to the high volume of applications for this role, only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted. For those that aren’t contacted, we thank you for your application and interest in a role with Youth Focus.

For more information please contact Chrystalla Maskos on 6266 4333.

 

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation is funded by
the Australian Government Department of Health.
Youth Focus is the lead agency for headspace Geraldton.
Youth Focus is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 1 x Full-time position available
  • Fixed-term contract til June 2022
  • $70,000 - $84,999 & Superannuation & Salary Packaging 

The headspace mission is to collaborate to design and deliver innovative ways of working with young people to strengthen their mental health and wellbeing. headspace provides a holistic approach to supporting all young people who enter their centre’s by providing support through four core areas: mental health, physical (including sexual) health, alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

About the current vacancy

Youth Focus, the lead agency for headspace Geraldton, are currently seeking an experienced Youth Counsellors to provide comprehensive and best-practice, youth friendly mental health services within the headspace Geraldton centre.

This role is responsible for:

  • Conducting psychosocial assessments to determine client suitability for early intervention services, including risk assessment/management plans and current mental health status.
  • Supporting young clients through bio-psycho-social-sexual issues in a therapeutic setting, as well as engaging and including families in counselling as appropriate.
  • Developing case formulations and care plans, incorporating outcome-based measures to monitor and inform treatment progress.
  • Delivering evidence-based interventions, including group interventions and problem solving, with young people and their families.
  • Maintaining accurate and timely case notes and records in approved database system.
  • Participating in regular clinical case review meetings and multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate clinical service pathway and service delivery.
  • Liaising with relevant referrers and other services to promote a consistent and coordinated service delivery response for young people and their families.

Please note: In addition to the above, this role also has the opportunity to work alongside their colleagues on an exciting new Bush Adventure Therapy program which the centre offers to it’s young people.

To be considered for this position, it is essential you have:

  • Registration with a professional association (e.g. AHPRA, AASW, or ACA) as a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, counsellor or mental health nurse.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a tier 2/3 youth mental health environment, with people, families and community organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to engage work with and coordinate care for young people aged 12 to 25 years in areas of mental health and substance use intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to undertake screening and assessment to determine young person’s needs level of risk and to refer to other services as appropriate.
  • Passion for working with young people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and work creatively with young people.
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, government policies and strategic directions in relation to mental health and alcohol and other drug disorders, particularly as it relates to young people.
  • Experience with or an understanding of Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) and their mechanisms for change in a mental health context are highly desirable.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation;
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging;
  • Well-appointed, youth friendly, office environment;
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities;
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements which increase in line with tenure; and
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.

Interested?

If this opportunity appeals to you please submit an application including a cover letter and resume via Seek. Applications close 9.00am Monday 27th of May.

Please note:

We reserve the right to close applications prior to this date.

Appointment to the role is subject to the successful candidate possessing a valid driver's licence as well as ability to ascertain a National Police Check certificate and Working with Children Check.

Due to the high volume of applications for this role, only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted. For those that aren’t contacted, we thank you for your application and interest in a role with Youth Focus.

For more information please contact Chrystalla Maskos on 6266 4333.

 

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