Job Details
  • Reference371536A_1616745115
  • LocationElizabeth
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted19 days ago
  • ConsultantChandler Macleod

Chandler Macleod have an upcoming 12-month temporary assignment (possible extension) with our Federal Government client for an APS6 Counsellor. This assignment is conveniently located in Elizabeth and on a Monday to Friday roster, full time hours with possible overtime.

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participate work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Counsellor will:
1. Provision of high-quality clinical services including assessment and referral, evidence-based individual, couple and family counselling, and case management to eligible clients in order to achieve outcomes identified in care planning processes.
2. Contribution to the development and delivery of group programs as required.
3. Maintaining clinical records according to the client's standards, collating and analysing data from client records, and preparing reports as required to assist in evaluating and improving service delivery.
4. Facilitating the delivery of 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 contracted counsellors and other providers are accessing relevant services, resources and supports for the clients.
    5. 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.
    6. Participation in and contribution to ongoing learning and development activities and maintenance of professional status.
    7. Participation in community development and service promotion activities as required.
    8. Participation in 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.
    9. Applying the principles of cooperative and safe working practices consistent with APS Values and the Department's mission, vision, approach and values.

  • Qualifications must be that of an accredited health profession or social worker
  • Qualified health professionals must have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA)
  • Social workers must be registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Mental Health accreditation
  • Preference is for mental health professionals including Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers
  • Working with Children (WWC) and/or Vulnerable People Checks/Clearance must be obtained prior to commencement

If successful, candidates will need to submit a 1000-word statement of claims, also known as a 'one page pitch'.
Candidate's statement of claims outlines their skills, knowledge and experience and why they should be considered for the role taking into consideration the duties and selection criteria (ILS).

If you have the skills required and are available for an immediate start, please follow the "apply now" link below.