Goldfields - Kalgoorlie AMS

Vacancy Number: 1349

Counsellor

About the Role
  • An Aboriginal health service in Kalgoorlie is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and committed applicants to fill the role of Counsellor. Under the direction of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator, Counsellors are to ensure the delivery of culturally appropriate social and emotional health support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Goldfields.

    The position will provide case management of clients and actively engage with the community in a culturally appropriate manner, which promotes positive experiences in social and emotional wellbeing.

    This position may require you to travel on Outreach as required.
Experience & Skills
  • The successful applicant will possess a relevant qualification and experience in Social Work or Counselling
  • a current WA drivers licence
  • a current Police certificate and Working with Children’s Check
  • demonstrated experience in Community Engagement events
  • demonstrated organisation and time-management skills
  • effective verbal and written communication skills
  • demonstrated problem-solving skills and an understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal people.
What's on Offer
  • We are rapidly becoming renowned as an employer of choice due to our positive work environment and very attractive terms and conditions. These include a 35-hour week, salary sacrifice options and professional development opportunities
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.