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Family Violence Counsellor - Children and Young Persons Program - Launceston

Department of Communities Tasmania

Conditions of Employment:

  • Salary: $62,601 to $95,766 pro rata per annum + 10% Superannuation
  • Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
  • Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
  • Location: Launceston
  • Hours of Work: Permanent and Fixed-term full-time day work ASAP to 30 June 2022
  • Please note: Other fixed-term full time and part-time vacancies that may arise in the future may also be filled from this process.

About the Team

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) provides integrated programs that support all children, young people, and their families in Tasmania. Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (FVCSS) provides a professional and specialised service to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. We work with a range of services across government and the community sector. FVCSS is part of the Safe at Home initiative: a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.

About You

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, to succeed long term in this role you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Genuine motivation and passion to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team in FVCSS
  • Knowledge and understanding of family violence trauma, its impacts on children and young people and the application of appropriate models of intervention
  • Strong interpersonal and written skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of people from all walks of life
  • Ability to prioritise and manage your time effectively, whilst maintaining a high quality of care
  • Completed a qualification from a relevant field of study
  • Align to our workplace values; Kind, Connected, Committed, Respectful

Duties Include

  • Assist children and young people to recover from their experience of family violence trauma through the delivery of evidence based and family violence trauma informed therapeutic counselling and support. This will include a range of developmental and age-appropriate techniques and tools within a counselling/therapeutic setting.
  • Contribute to and participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and group sessions.
  • Assess and monitor the ongoing risk and safety needs of children and young people who access the service.
  • Provide information, support, referral and advice to clients and other service providers.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL selection criteria of this position. Please address the criteria in your application.

Essential Requirements:

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Registration (Employment type)
  • University acquired degree or diploma in a humanities field

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

  • a) crimes of violence
  • b) sex related offences
  • c) serious drug offences
  • d) crimes involving dishonesty
  • e) serious traffic offences

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination 14/12/21: As a result of a risk assessment process the Head of Agency gave consideration to where vaccination is a necessary control to protect the health and safety of workers and the community and therefore it has been determined that prior to appointment to these duties a person to is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against the disease known as COVID-19.

Desirable: Current Driver's Licence

How to Apply:

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria. Your written application should address the Selection Criteria (listed in the SOD) using the STAR technique.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form. The form requires you to answer eligibility questions, upload a copy of your CV, upload a copy of your written application and the details of two referees.

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf

Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx

*** All interested applicants are encouraged to discuss the specific details of the vacancy with the Contact Officer.

For more information (Contact Officer): Name: Rachel Lucas, email: rachel.lucas@communities.tas.gov.au using the subject line: Family Violence Counsellor - Children and Young Persons Program - 515206 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For support or assistance in submitting your application, please email us at candidate.info@communities.tas.gov.au

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