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YWHS Program Facilitators, Support Workers & Counsellors

Shepparton Region
DFP Recruitment

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The Organisation

Yoowinna Wurnalung Health Service (YWHS), including the Men's Time Out program, is a collaboration between Gippsland Lakes Community Health (GLCH) and the Aboriginal communities in Wellington and East Gippsland Shires. YWHS is a specialist Aboriginal family violence service offering a safe space that embraces a 'trauma informed' and culturally safe, holistic model of health and wellbeing.

Its core business is to develop, implement and deliver family violence education and prevention programs and to provide intensive case management support. This service supports the recovery and healing of Aboriginal victims, individuals, families and communities affected by family violence, providing support by linking perpetrators into programs and services that address their behaviour and help them build tools supporting respectful and healthy relationships with their partners, children and extended family.

The Location

Yoowinna Wurnalung Healing Service's head office is located in idyllic Lakes Entrance, situated on the beautiful Victorian coastline in the heart of East Gippsland which boasts exceptional coastal wilderness, Australia's biggest inland lake system, rugged high country and extensive national parks and state forests. Whether you prefer sunny beaches, rich rainforests or magical mountain vistas, it's all within easy reach in East Gippsland, allowing you to enjoy a real balance between career and family. If you are looking for a lifestyle change to get back to nature, this offers a fantastic opportunity - check out www.visiteastgippsland.com.au.
The Opportunities

As part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, YWHS are implementing the Men's Behaviour Change (MBC) project and have a number of opportunities currently available for experienced health and social services professionals. We are looking for suitably experienced Intensive Case Managers, Facilitators as well as a Men's Support Worker to join their team.

The MBC project will raise awareness of family violence and assist Aboriginal men and Aboriginal male youth using violence, or at risk of using violence, in the East Gippsland and Wellington shires to address and change their behaviour. Using a clinically supported trauma informed approach, the program will provide a culturally sensitive healing environment, promote respectful relationships and equip men with tools, skills and understanding to practice and integrate into their lives while being supported to maintain change. The families of the participants are an integral aspect of the program and will be encouraged to participate in a parallel engagement program.
The Positions

The Men's Behaviour Change Program Facilitator / Counsellor position is a varied and interesting role focusing on providing a coordinated response to family violence by assisting men and their family members by delivering a range of program interventions. With a demonstrated understanding of the 'No to Violence' guidelines, you will deliver group activities, work with partners and children of participants to address safety issues and provide and provide comprehensive follow up.

The Counsellor - Intensive Case Management position is being offered in both a fill time and part time (0.6 EFT) capacity. The main focus of this role is to provide support to family members participating in the MBC project by providing counselling, intensive case management, group work, advocacy and information, stakeholder engagement and referral pathways to assist individual clients to make decisions about their safety, reduce their exposure and risk of family violence, leading to a safe and reconnected family and community. You will assist in the intake and assessment processes to improve access, safety and support to clients.

To be successful in these roles, you will have:

a relevant qualification and experience within Health and Social Services;
experience working in the family violence sector;
experience delivering trauma informed care and practice;
understanding of the issues underpinning family violence, particularly as it relates to the cultural context;
demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal culture;
an understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people in a contemporary society and the history of intergenerational trauma;
proven ability to work in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner with clients who come from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; and a
demonstrated ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

So if you are….

an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain client relationships;
proficient in the Microsoft Office suite to an advanced level with strong organisational and administrative skills; and
ideally qualified with a Graduate Certificate in Social Science (Male Family Violence) and/or Bachelor of Social Work,

then APPLY NOW or for any enquiries, please contact Briana Tomasinski or Amber Roberts at DFP Recruitment Services on 03 5176 3140. Your confidentiality is assured. Applications close Tuesday 7th November, 2017.
Reference Number: 200067521_150828293598012
Contact Details: DFP Recruitment Services Pty Ltd

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