Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-144712
  • LocationElizabeth Downs
  • Salary$60 per hour
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted29 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta
Chandler Macleod is an equal opportunity employer as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace,  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, and culturally and linguistic diverse candidates are always encouraged to apply.

*****Applications close by 10am Monday 22nd of May 2023*****

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage in a APS6 Senior Secretariat Officer and a APS6 Counsellor for a 12 month assignment with potential extension in ELIZABETH SA on a Monday to Friday roster.

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Counsellor will:
  • Provision of high quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible Open Arms clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
  • Contribution to the development and delivery of Open Arms group programs as required.
  • Maintaining clinical records according to Open Arms standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
  • Facilitating the delivery of Open Arms counselling and other programs to veterans, ADF personnel and their families in rural and outer metropolitan areas by;
  • applying quality assurance principles and procedures to ensure the clinical practice, reporting and invoicing activities of outreach counsellors meet contractual requirements
  • ensuring Open Arms contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for Open Arms clients.
  • Liaising and forming partnerships with DVA, the ADF, other government departments, ex-service organisations, community health and welfare agencies, and all other organisations involved in meeting the identified needs of veteran and defence force communities and families.
  • Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
  • Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
  • Participation in Open Arms program evaluation and research activities, contributing to project management activities that implement strategic directions and quality improvement recommendations, and provide feedback for ongoing development of clinical policies and procedures.
  • Applying the principles of cooperative and safe working practices consistent with APS Values and the Department’s mission, vision, approach and values.

  • Qualifications as a registered Psychologist / Mental Health Occupational Therapist / Mental Health Registered Nurse with full AHPRA registration, OR
  • Qualification as a Social Worker eligible for membership of the Australian Association Social Workers (AASW) and be eligible to apply for Mental Health accreditation.


MUST HAVE A Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance

What’s on offer:
  • Position located in ELIZABETH SA
  • Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
  • APS6 $60.00 to $65.00ph + super depending on Experience
  • All positions are required full-time (37.5 hours);
  • Various 7.5 hour work day rosters are available that include later start (1045 – 1845) for up to two days per week; other combinations of 0815-1615 and 0900 – 1700 also offered.

Please note: Successful applicants will be contacted only

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. CM123