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Trauma Informed Counsellors - Connecting Pathways Initiative - Katherine

Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service

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Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation delivering primary health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients fell welcome and comfortable. Services include acute and general care, chronic disease, men's health, women and children’s health, alcohol and other drugs and a range of social and wellbeing programs and client support services.

The Connecting Pathways Initiative is a program designed to deliver a holistic healing activity that supports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, men, young people, children and their families, including grandparents and carers, who are, or at risk of, experiencing family violence to heal from all forms of family violence.

The role of a Counsellor in this area of our service is to deliver activities that deliver an age targeted family violence healing initiative, healing activities that supports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men by equipping them with practical tools and skills to recognise and prevent family violence and make meaningful contributions to their family, community and culture and deliver family violence prevention and education healing activities.

Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service offers a supportive and team oriented work environment and is committed to supporting professional development for their employees. In return for your commitment and dedication to our clients and our service you will receive an attractive base salary (negotiable based on your experience and qualifications) plus superannuation.

A fantastic range of further benefits include:

  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Generous leave entitlements (6 weeks annual leave, 15 days personal leave, 1 week special leave, study leave)
  • Relocation assistance and a 12 week accommodation subsidy is available for eligible applicants

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant qualifications the minimum being a Diploma in Counselling or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years counselling experience in a specialised area of service
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and culture, including issues affecting communities
  • Current National Police Records Check
  • Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

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To apply for this job please submit your online application by clicking on the "Apply Now" button.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 08 8972 9129 or email hr@wurli.org.au using the subject line: Trauma Informed Counsellors - Connecting Pathways Initiative - Katherine enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

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