Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Counsellor Level 3 (Level 1/2s considered if no suitable 3s)
Remuneration: $100,451 – $103,814 per annum + 10% Superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ241236

Aboriginal Sexual Assault Counsellor
Tamworth Community Health Service

This position is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Applicants must be female under Section 31 (2) (h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

About the role:
Tamworth Community Health is seeking an Aboriginal Sexual Assault Counsellor to provide a high quality clinical sexual assault counselling services to clients and their families and carers to ensure the provision of optimal outcomes. In this role you will be working in a supportive team of three Sexual Assault Counsellors to provide counselling to people who have experienced recent and past sexual assault. You will provide therapeutic intervention to people who have experienced recent and past sexual assault, including non-offending family members, to address the effects of sexual assault including children, young people and adults and their significant others to address the impacts of sexual assault.

You will be supported in this role through the Sexual Assault Service team, a Clinical Coordinator for Violence Abuse and Neglect Programs and strong networks throughout HNE Health.

The classification for this position is Level 3, however if there are no appropriate Level 3 applicants, applications from Level 1 and 2 Allied Health Professionals will be considered with appointment at the level commensurate with the applicants years of experience. The selection criteria reflect the requirements for a Level 3 applicant. Responses from Level 1 or 2 applicants need to demonstrate their level of competence with regard to the same criteria and their ability to work towards Level 3. The expected performance of the incumbent will be commensurate with their years of experience and current level at commencement of appointment. The incumbent will work towards meeting the criteria for Level 3.

About you:
You are a dedicated and compassionate person with tertiary qualifications and experience in a relevant counselling field. You are committed to working with Aboriginal people who have experienced personal violence and applying your demonstrated knowledge and expertise to provide effective individualised support.

Job share arrangements will be considered. An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be: an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia. 
If you currently hold a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases
If you are applying for a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy

Selection Criteria
Please address the selection criteria for this position as thoroughly as possible so your application can be considered for the role.  For assistance with selection criteria, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNE_Job_Application_Guide
Candidates will be assessed against the Essential Requirements and Selection Criteria for this position. Please ensure you read the position description (link in advertisement below) prior to submitting an application. Candidates invited to interview will need to bring originals of qualifications or licenses required for the position for sighting by the panel.

Stepping Up Website
Stepping Up aims to assist Indigenous job applicants understand how to apply for roles within NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment process and addresses some of the challenges that can be experienced by hiring managers so they can more effectively structure recruitment to roles within NSW Health.  For more information, please visit:  http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

Salary Packaging
Salary packaging is beneficial to most Hunter New England Health staff. You can potentially salary package a range of your personal expenses including but not limited to novated motor vehicle lease, relocation expenses and HECS/HELP debt. Find out more information by contacting SalaryPackagingPLUS! via email at nswhealth@salarypackagingplus.com.au or on 1300 40 25 23.

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Working with HNE Health you will have access to a number of benefits such as long service leave, paid maternity leave and salary packaging including meal expenses.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Anita Barbara on Anita.Barbara@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 4th August 2021