APS6 Counsellor

Looking for a rewarding career? This opportunity is perfect for you to change lives.

Your new company
This Federal Government Department is seeking a qualified Psychologist / Social Worker/ Mental Health Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Registered Nurse with full AHPRA registration, to join their team on an APS6 level Counsellor position for 12-months.

Your new role
In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Counsellor will:
  • Provision of high-quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible Open Arms clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
  • Contribution to the development and delivery of Open Arms group programs as required.
  • Maintaining clinical records according to Open Arms standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Facilitating the delivery of Open Arms counselling and other programs to veterans, ADF personnel and their families in rural and outer metropolitan areas by;
    • applying quality assurance principles and procedures to ensure the clinical practice, reporting and invoicing activities of outreach counsellors meet contractual requirements
    • ensuring Open Arms contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for Open Arms clients.
  • Liaising and forming partnerships with Department of Veteran Affairs, the Australian Defence Forces, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  • Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  • Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
  • Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of clinical policies and procedures.
  • Applying the principles of cooperative and safe working practices consistent with APS Values and the Department’s mission, vision, approach and values.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Qualifications as a registered Psychologist / Mental Health Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Registered Nurse with full AHPRA registration, OR
  • Qualification as a Social Worker eligible for membership of the Australian Association Social Workers (AASW) and be eligible to apply for Mental Health accreditation.
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance
  • Willingness to obtain a national police clearance and undergo a security clearance
  • Australian Citizenship

What you'll get in return
  • An initial 12-month assignment with possibility for extension based on operational requirements
  • Lucrative hourly rate with the Federal Government
  • Contribute to the wellbeing of people who need mental support

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Amanda.Low@hays.com.au or call now on +61889436048. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

LHS 297508 #2666860


Job Type
Government & Public Services
NT, Darwin

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Nicole Bielawski, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Darwin
Level 2, Darwin Central, 21 Knuckey Street

Telephone: +61889436048

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