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Counsellor / Educator

Amity Community Services Inc

ORGANISATION

Amity is a for-purpose community organisation based in Darwin. Amity delivers a range of professional evidence-informed services and programs that encourage healthier habits and lifestyles. Amity specialises in the areas of alcohol, other drugs, gambling and associated areas of mental health.

Amity works with people to understand their needs and aims to work collaboratively to encourage healthier habits and lifestyles by providing information and educational strategies for harm minimisation, building upon current skills and/or developing new skills that may assist people. Amity works in a manner that is non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging. We are recognised for our commitment, connection and contribution to our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Counsellor/Educator role primarily focuses on providing evidence-informed, therapeutic services to members of the Territory Community with the aim of promoting healthier habits and lifestyles. You will deliver therapeutic services within a harm minimisation framework; specialising in alcohol, drugs, gambling and other associated mental health concerns. 

Other key frameworks that you will utilise include Motivational Interviewing, Adult Learning Principles and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.  You will work with individuals, families and communities.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to service and agency development opportunities. 

Amity’s values of respect, diversity, professionalism and curiosity will guide your work; both with clients and colleagues. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of professional counsellors and will be directly responsible to the Counselling Services Manager.

You will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain networks with other agencies and sectors, and build productive working relationships;  
  • Provide evidence-informed assessments and therapeutic interventions including:
    • Bio-psycho-social assessments to gain a holistic understanding of your clients presenting and underlying concern;
    • Develop, provide and review Individualised treatment plans;
    • Liaise with other services and facilitate referrals when appropriate;
    • Maintain required internal documentation;
    • Complete required internal and external data collection.
  • Manage and participate in the development and presentation of education and training programs;
  • Engage in further activities as appropriate which advance professional and agency development.

Applicants are welcome to contact habitwise@amity.org.au for more information using the subject line: Counsellor / Educator enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

A position description is attached.

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