About the Role
This role will provide evidence based best-practice assessment, formulation, and intervention for a wide range of mental health disorders and other systemic barriers preventing clients from entering employment or beginning study. You will be supporting our customers to address their non-vocational barriers and develop their skills and job readiness. The role may also involve delivery of training relevant to the field, and consultancy with other service providers.
To be successful in this role you will have Degree level qualifications in a relevant field, i.e. Counselling or Social Work. You must be able to demonstrate experience in delivering a wide range of therapeutic interventions and a high level of interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in providing counselling and short-term intervention to customers with complex needs.
This role is being offered on a full time, ongoing basis and located in Morley.
You’ll also experience the work/life balance that comes with working a 9 day fortnight, with a dedicated and fixed day off every second week. You will still receive the remuneration of a full-time employee in addition to the ability to salary sacrifice. This challenging role will be a well sought-after opportunity so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience.
To be successful in the role you will be able to:
- Demonstrate competence in the application of a wide range of therapeutic interventions to consumers with complex needs;
- Demonstrate experience in building positive interpersonal and external relationships with staff and other agencies;
- Prove your experience in delivering 1:1 counselling intervention with clients and the ability to problem solve complex presenting co-morbidities;
- Deliver group training and psychoeducation relevant to the field;
- Demonstrate your ability to work as an independent practitioner and as an effective team member across multiple sites and teams;
- Demonstrate excellent time management and administration skills and a high level of computer literacy;
- Demonstrate your ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse range of clients, employers and staff;
- Prove your ability to employ a range of strategies to effectively resolve conflict; and
- Show sound understanding of available mental health and other support services.
You will also be required to:
- Hold a current driver’s licence; and
- Have a minimum Bachelor Degree or higher qualification in Behavioural Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, or Mental Health Counselling; and
- Social Workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) (SA staff only).
Workskil Australia is a national not-for-profit and charitable organisation, with almost 40 proud years of supporting Australians to achieve sustained economic and social self-reliance. We do this by providing a range of employment, work experience, disability, youth, Indigenous and community services across New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
We promote a positive team culture where high performance can thrive. We value excellent customer service, integrity and honesty in our employees. We look for employees who have a genuine passion for working with those in need, are results-focused and can contribute to a strong team. In return for your truly valued contribution we will support your ongoing career development and offer a friendly, supportive & innovative environment for you to thrive.
We work hard every day to:
- Work with our Customers to secure great long-term job opportunities.
- Meet the labour needs of business and industry through quality recruitment services at no cost.
- Assist businesses with diversifying their workforce.
- Provide specialist employment and community services to people seeking work, including people with mental illness, injury or disability and Indigenous Australians.
- Deliver work experience projects to the community.
Our values remain at the heart of everything we do and we strive to conduct our business with the highest degree of care, integrity, respect, honesty and service. We believe that the care, respect and high level of service we give to all of our customers is our key point of difference.
A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience. As Workskil Australia is a public benevolent institution, we can also offer a portion of the salary through tax effective salary packaging.
About your Application
For your application, please include both a cover letter and resume. Your letter should set out why you are the appropriate candidate for the role. For ease of upload, we encourage you to combine these into one file as a pdf or word document. Please also note that a psychometric assessment is part of the application process, so please allow yourself approximately 15 minutes to complete your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Prior to an offer of employment being made, candidates must provide authority for a Federal Police Clearance and other checks that may be a requirement of the position. To learn more about working at Workskil Australia click here https://www.workskil.com.au/about-us/work-with-us/
We are actively looking to fill this role and reserve the right to shortlist and interview applicants whilst this advertisement is open so encourage you to submit your application at your earliest opportunity.
Workskil Australia is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and applicants who have a disability. We deliver a range of employment and community services to children, young people and their families and are committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people in the delivery of these services.