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Counsellor

Leongatha

Full-time

Application Deadline: June 24

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Counsellor to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct counseling support and other intervention services for individual students and groups identified as at-risk and/or experiencing or demonstrating mild to moderate mental health needs. The Counsellor will work collaboratively with the Wellbeing Team to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.

The role

  • Deliver professional support services, including direct counseling for students with a range of mental health issues, applying sound theoretical knowledge and practical expertise.
  • Plan and implement evidence-based intervention strategies for students with complex needs including collaborating with families, other professionals, and agencies when appropriate, and managing the associated risks.
  • Liaise with external service providers where necessary to provide support to students.
  • Provide leadership and professional learning to others, such as teachers and other school wellbeing staff, to build the capacity of the schools to improve learning and developmental outcomes for students.
  • Maintain professional competence and continued professional learning, including attending professional development activities throughout the year.

Requirements

  • Professional Registration with APHRA or AASW
  • Clear Police Check
  • Clear Working with Children Check
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Tertiary qualification/s in a relevant field with appropriate post-graduate qualification/s (such as mental health accreditation):
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nursing

Desirable

  • For Mental Health Nurse applicants, hold a Mental Health Nurse Credential and membership with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
  • For Occupational Therapist applicants, hold a Better Access to Mental Health endorsement.
  • For Psychology applicants, specialisation in education and/or developmental psychology.

Position description

CCG is a Child Safe Organisation that has zero tolerance for Child Abuse.

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