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General Manager, Counselling Focus - Construction Charitable Works

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  • Would suit candidates with a clinical or welfare background
  • Opportunity to improve and support the mental well-being of CFMEU members
  • ACT based, permanent full-time

The Organisation

Construction Charitable Works (CCW) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the CFMEU ACT.

CCW provides a range of welfare and support services for CFMEU members within the building and construction industry, their families and the ACT construction community. CCW provides workers and their families confidential, professional and first response counselling to workers involved in near misses or accidents. Workers are also referred to specialised mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services.

Benefits and Culture

  • 36 hour week RDO arrangement
  • $140K Base salary and 12% Superannuation
  • Income protection insurance
  • Weekly ACIRT contribution

The Role

Leading a small team and reporting to the board, this role is an interesting blend of responsibilities, requiring you to draw on your experience and qualifications in both general business management and the delivery of therapeutic services. You will oversee the management of the organisation, staff and case management and provide counselling and or facilitation for union members. Additionally, you will develop and secure partnerships with government, industry, stakeholders and other relevant bodies.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing the agendas and reports for the governing board
  • Financial and budget management
  • Governance policies and procedures
  • Managing the contractual and sponsorship relationships and funding agreement reporting
  • Project development and implementation of solutions relating to mental health
  • Providing analysis and advice relating to mental health to management and Government

Skills Required

You have well developed people management and therapeutic experience, ideally from the management of a small business, service provider or not-for-profit. You are a member of a registered counselling body with a track record of providing individual counselling services from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, drug and alcohol impacted or socio-economically vulnerable people.

Additional skills you will offer include:

  • Collaborative team leadership and organisational management
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health or welfare
  • Experience in trauma informed therapy or drug and alcohol counselling or similar
  • Capacity to provide individual clinical supervision to staff
  • Ability to risk assess and provide triage to clients
  • Project management, service planning, development and service monitoring and evaluation
  • A commitment to union values

If you want to use your clinical and organisational management experience to improve and support the mental well-being of those in building and construction industry, apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above and why you are the best fit for the role. Alternatively contact Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8977 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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