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Social Emotional and Well-Being (SEWB) Counsellor

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Job Listing Date
31 Jan 2020
Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

About the Role:

Bidgerdii Community Health Service is currently seeking a Social Emotional and Well-Being (SEWB) Counsellor. The position is on a full-time permanent basis, 5 days per week.

The primary role of the SEWB Counsellor is to facilitate healing and improvements in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, including those who have been affected by past policies and practices of forced removal. This will be achieved through:

  • Providing culturally appropriate intake, assessment, crisis intervention, case management, counselling, and education/support services to all Clients.
  • Liaising with other team members to ensure the Health Service delivers effective and efficient holistic primary health care that is culturally sensitive and specific to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Demonstrating high levels of professionalism and integrity, being an innovative thinker and applying high moral and ethical standards to ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • The service works closely with other agencies such as the Link up Program.

Minimum Requirements of the role:

  1. Relevant Tertiary qualifications in any of the following disciplines counselling, psychology, social work, mental health or related area.
  2. Registration with External Certifying Body – Member of Australian Counselling Association.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the history and effects of the forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
  4. Effective communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  5. Demonstrated counselling skills with experience and knowledge of social, emotional and mental health issues which may include culturally appropriate healing methods and trauma and grief counselling skills.
  6. Ability to work as an effective member of a team and willingness to refer clients to other services when necessary.
  7. Demonstrated inter-personal skills in adapting to demanding and changing environments and the flexibility to adjust to meet the workload.
  8. Competence with computers, especially the use of word-processing and database software.
  9. Willingness to abide by the policies and procedures of the organisation.

Additional Factors Essential:

  1. Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  2. Immunisation requirements – It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis A and pertussis (whooping cough) during their employment
  3. Current CPR and First Aid Certificate
  4. Current Blue Card (Working with Children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card
  5. Satisfactory Police Check


To Apply:

All applications are to comprise a current resume and a brief covering letter outlining responses to the above Minimum and Practical key requirements.


Please apply through

Closing date for applications – Saturday, 29th February 2020

Late applications will not be accepted.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a counsellor?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Do you have membership with any of the following psychology, social work, or counselling boards?

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