NSW Health Careers
Health Clinician
South Western Sydney Local Health District
REQ221966 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Aboriginal Staff Counsellor - Perm FT position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 2,480 open jobs by clicking here.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
  2. An AHPRA registered Psychologist or Social Worker with a minimum of 5 years’ experience  who has eligibility for membership with Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) or Australian Psychological Society (APS) 
    Psychologist: Full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia or eligible for same and completion of a four-year sequence of accredited undergraduate study in the discipline of psychology (or equivalent completed overseas) or A social work degree which provides eligibility  for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) 
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal concepts of social and emotional well-being and experience delivering therapeutic interventions to Aboriginal clients and their families.
  4. Demonstrated experience in providing high quality clinical short-term interventions to address a broad range of personal and work related issues, via a number of modalities (e.g.: face to face, phone, online) that are culturally responsive and specific to the needs of Aboriginal clients.
  5. Demonstrated extensive experience in providing critical incident support and psychological first aid with both individuals and groups following a traumatic work related incident or event
  6. Demonstrated experience providing high quality solution-focussed clinical services that includes effective and proactive problem solving skills, the ability and confidence to relate well with people at all levels of an organisation, and have a strong passion for psychological wellbeing
  7. Demonstrated ability as a committed team member to work collaboratively, openly and respectfully within a multidisciplinary team Allied Health Professionals, including the ability to both support and empower the Staff Wellbeing & Support Service (EAP) and team towards high quality clinical services
  8. Highly developed ICT skills adequate for general business and service improvement including report writing, clinical case management, program/project development, seminar presentations, online platforms and app based programs and other organisational activities
  9. Knowledge and understanding of the specific wellbeing needs and potential stressors of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff working in a large government organisation.



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For role related queries or questions contact Elizabeth Gould on 8738 4552 or via email on Elizabeth.Gould1@health.nsw.gov.au

Interview Date Range:  5/05/2021 - 12/05/2021


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Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.

If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on SWSLHD-AboriginalWorkforce@health.nsw.gov.au.  

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