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Aboriginal Adolescent and Family Counsellor or Caseworker

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.25 out of 53.3 overall rating (12 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
18 Mar 2020
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians."

Type: 1 Full Time Position as Counsellor or Caseworker

Location: Mount Druitt, NSW


  • Counsellor: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 5) + full salary packaging options available.
  • Caseworker: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 4) + full salary packaging options available.

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential.

The successful candidate will provide alcohol and drug related counselling and/or casework to Aboriginal young people and where appropriate their families. A major aspect of this role is to assist Aboriginal young people to rebuild their relationships with their families and other significant people in their lives and to manage their lives more effectively.

The role is based on Street University, Mount Druitt, an innovative youth driven space that engages at risk young people through a range of educational, recreational, cultural and art-based programs. Street University focuses on assisting marginalised young people who do not traditionally engage with mainstream services.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Conduct thorough assessments of clients.
  • Provide individual casework; or counselling and casework as required.
  • Provide family counselling and other relationship counselling as required (counsellor only duties).
  • Provide individual case work support and referring to other parties as required.
  • Liaise effectively with referrers, other service providers and families to ensure best service for the client. In particular, forming and maintaining partnerships with Aboriginal Community Organisations.
  • Create and manage effective referral pathways for clients to access the service.
  • Arrange community networking for a young person to encourage positive interactions in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Deliver case management services for Aboriginal young people as appropriate.
  • Maintain client records, statistical records and provide reports as required.
  • Develop and maintain referral pathways.
  • Travel within the Blacktown and Mount Druitt catchment to providing AOD support for young people.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Aboriginality and recognition within the Aboriginal Community.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. psychology, counselling, social work, casework.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work with young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years old.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal young people and community.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and as a practitioner with minimal supervision.
  • Strong personal and interpersonal boundaries.
  • Must hold and maintain a current Drivers Licence (Provisional Drivers Licence Minimum) and a cleared NSW Working With Children Check.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum 2 years direct counselling experience for counsellor or 12 months direct casework experience for caseworker.
  • Experience in the drug and alcohol sector.
  • Registration or eligible for membership with AHPRA or other professional association (counsellor only).

Ted Noffs Foundation considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to Apply:

Submit your application via SEEK (Resume and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria above). Please specify the position you are applying for (Counsellor OR Caseworker).

Applications must be submitted by 12 April 2020. Please note that rolling interviews may be performed. Previous applicants need not apply.

For further information, contact us at Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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 Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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