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Position Details
Reference Number 90167
Position Title Child Protection Counsellor (CPC)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Far West Local Health District
Geographical Location Dareton
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Hours per Week 24
Number of FTE 0.60
Purpose of Position

Deliver Child Protection Counselling services to consumers of the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service utilising recovery and evidence based approaches including family work and with a focus on trauma.


This position is Permanent Part-Time, working 24 hours per week, classified According to Qualifications.

Selection Criteria Recognised tertiary qualifications in health or welfare related field such as Health Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Psychology/Clinical Psychology, Social Work and eligible for APRHA Registration/Professional Association (where relevant).

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply a range of case management and/or care coordination frameworks and approaches relevant to Child Protection Service delivery.

Demonstrated effective communication and negotiation skills, written and verbal, and understanding and experience of skilled partnership work.

Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with an understanding of the Primary Health Care principles approach to service delivery.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply the Child Protection Act and related legislation.

Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting the mental health of children, adolescents and their families including comorbidity.

Current licence to drive in NSW.
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Kathy Thompson
Contact Number 0350217200
Contact Email kmthompson@gwahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 18/08/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view