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Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor - Alice Springs

Children's Ground
  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $96,357 - $104,197 PRO-RATA + super & generous salary packaging benefits
  • 2 year Fixed Term Contract
  • Based in Alice Springs with travel to outstations and on country required

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website: https://www.childrensground.org.au

About the Job

The Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team that delivers the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the community. This will include the recognition and support of local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of consumers. In addition, we know that the history of colonisation in Australia continues to have an ongoing devastating impact on Aboriginal families and communities. Genocide, dispossession, segregation, assimilation and loss of land rights are part of the context for all First Nations Australians.

This position will work with children, young people, adults and elders across a wide range of issues including grief and loss, trauma, crisis resolution, advocacy for family violence issues, coping mechanisms and associated issues relating to violence, substance abuse, suicidal behaviours, family and health issues, stress and depression.

This position will be responsible for creating a strengths-based therapeutic counselling framework and service that will work across the Children’s Ground Learning, Health and Wellbeing platforms.

Working collaboratively with the Health Team, you will develop and implement family health plans with individuals and families, and create and deliver responses to population health needs with the local community.

About You

We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and experienced Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Counsellor to join our dynamic and innovative Health Team. You will have experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. To be successful in this position, you will have strong relationship, networking and communication skills - both verbal and written, have a collaborative approach and be a self-starter who thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex and thinks systemically. Ideally, you will be a First Nations person.

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

A position description is attached.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children's Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

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