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  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $99,382 – $103,788 + super & generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full time until December 2023 (extension subject to funding)

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.

About the Job

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor will support the delivery of social and emotional wellbeing across the region, supporting all First Nations children aged 0-8 and their families through:

  • A range of trauma-informed therapeutic interventions including group work, individual counselling and family therapy.
  • A social and emotional wellbeing environment in Children’s Ground that promotes First Nations wellbeing practices and knowledge.
  • A critical incident response strategy with the Children’s Ground team and partner organisations in the region.
  • Contribution to a Children’s Ground’s Wellbeing strategy for the social and emotional wellbeing of staff.

This position will provide outreach services to West Arnhem, working and living in remote communities, and work with families in Darwin First Nation communities.

About You

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor will have relevant qualifications and experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma.

You will be able to demonstrate the achievement of successful holistic outcomes for children and their families through your working within a trauma informed practice framework. To be successful in this position, you will need to be creative and flexible with the ability to engage and empower First Nations communities to identify their strengths and needs and to develop plans and delivery of services accordingly. Ideally, you will be a First Nations person.

How to apply

Walk with us… Please apply via Seek. You will be asked to upload a cover letter with a response to each of the key selection criteria contained in the position description located on our website, along with your resume.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received, with a view to schedule interviews during the week 16 January 2023 and the position being filled when we meet the right candidate.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Position description

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