Counsellor/Educator & ICLS Worker
- Full time (76 hours per fortnight), permanent position.
- Located in Kalgoorlie
- Level 4.1 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
- Additional Regional Allowance 0f $5,000 pa
About the Role
The Counsellor / Educator provides assessment, counselling, case management, education, and support to individuals, families, significant others dealing with the impact of alcohol and other drug use and mental health problems or mental illness.
The Individualised Community Living Strategy (ICLS) Worker provides assessments, interventions (including crisis interventions, and recovery support interventions) to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, and their families, to assist them to improve their mental health, general health and social wellbeing, access and maintain housing, improve their quality of life, and maximise self-management, independence, and participation in the community.
- Provide screening / assessment, counselling, education, support, advocacy, case management, and where appropriate referrals to other agencies to meet the client’s goals
- With the client, develop a recovery plan, review the effectiveness of the plan, and measure the client’s progress towards their goals
- Facilitate therapeutic and psychoeducational groups as required.
- Provide respectful support and effective interventions for people who experience mental health concerns or mental illness as well as problems related to AOD use.
- Provide assessment in court for the WA Diversion Program, and targeted interventions, reports, advocacy and referral for people who participate in Court and Police Diversion Programs
- Work with the Prevention Coordinator and Officer to coordinate responses to reports of Volatile Substance Use Work within the principles and program strategies of the ICLS intensive model, with its assertive case management, and recovery support intervention components
- Keep up to date with evidence-based interventions for alcohol and other drugs, including methamphetamines, and co-occurring mental health problems/illnesses
- Maintain accurate up-to-date client records in keeping with professional and organisational standards and service requirements
- Contribute to fortnightly ICLS reports, monthly KPI reports, and six-monthly funder reports.
Requirements of the Role
- Minimum Requirements: Certificate IV in Mental Health or other related fields such as Counselling and Psychology
- Ability to engage and maintain professional relationships with individuals, using an assertive case management approach
- National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check, current unrestricted WA Driver’s licence and current First Aid Certificate
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APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 27th July 2018
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