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Counselling Team Leader

Canberra Hospital and Health Services
Women, Youth and Children
Child, Youth and Women's Health Program

Health Professional Level 4

Salary Range: $100,462 - $108,140  (PN: 40800)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day to day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Overview of the work area: The ACT Women’s Health Service (WHS) provides inter-professional and holistic nursing, medical and counselling services to women in the ACT. Services are provided from both central and outreach locations. The Women’s Health Service understands that disadvantage and vulnerability contributes to poor physical and emotional health for many women in our community.  For this reason priority is given to women who experience significant barriers to health service access. These barriers may include, but are not limited to, the impact of violence, abuse or neglect; identifying as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin; social or economic disadvantage, disability, language, culture, or sexuality. The service seeks to provide trauma informed care to women accessing the service. The Counselling Team Leader is clinically responsible for the counselling work undertaken by the service, and is the clinical supervisor for the Health Professional 3 Counsellors on the team. This position also forms part of the Women’s Health Service leadership team, to progress and represent the work of the service. The person we are seeking will have a commitment to working within an interprofessional environment and an understanding of delivering services to women from a feminist perspective.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Psychology/Social Work or relevant equivalent degree. For Psychology: Be registered or be eligible for general registration with Psychology Board of Australia. For Social Work: Degree in Social Work. Professional membership or eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). For Counselling: Demonstrated counselling qualification that meets ACT Health requirement. Demonstrated evidence of eligibility for listing on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) as either a Division A PACFA minimum Clinical Registrant or Division B ACA minimum Level 3. Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011. Highly Desirable: Approved or eligible for approval as a Psychology Board of Australia Principal and/or Secondary Supervisor for 4+2 interns and/or Higher Degree Students. Previous experience in clinical management/leadership in a women’s health environment. This position is a protected position and is open to women only as ACT Health, consistent with section 34(2)(i) of the Discrimination Act 1991, considers that it is a genuine occupational qualification for a woman to be employed in this position to most effectively lead the counselling service. Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: Comply with ACT Health credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals. Comply with ACT Health occupational screening requirements related to immunisation. Undergo a pre-employment Police Check.

Note: This is a permanent part-time position at 32 hours per week and will work eight full days per fortnight 8.30am - 5pm. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro rata.

Contact Officer: Nikki Goddard (02) 6205 1078 nikki.goddard@act.gov.au

For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au

Applications Close: 19 July 2018

Date Posted
Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Canberra, ACT
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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