Would you like to work in a vibrant and supportive organisation that is working towards meaningful change in society by supporting survivors of sexual abuse and their whānau?
ŌCASA is an equal opportunities employer and as such, applicants of all backgrounds are welcome. Please note that application closing dates for positions are sometimes flexible. Applicants are reviewed as received and candidates are interviewed on a rolling basis. Positions will be filled at ŌCASA's discretion as appropriate candidates apply.
Ōtepoti Community Against Sexual Abuse (ŌCASA) is seeking a Counsellor to provide trauma informed and client centered counselling to survivors of sexual violence, their whānau and friends. ŌCASA provides 24-hour crisis services, including advocacy, crisis support, brief intervention, social work, court support and counselling, as well as support to survivors through medical processes and police procedures.
The post will be based in Dunedin and wider Otago area.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your practice in a dynamic organisation that fosters creativity and welcomes building and developing best practice in an environment where collaboration and positive relationships are essential. We are looking for a professional counsellor who has experience and awareness of trauma, power dynamics, anti-oppressive practice and patriarchy. The successful applicant will have a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a well-developed understanding of the impacts of colonisation, and how this interacts on a structural and personal level.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing counselling and undertaking a comprehensive assessment of client needs including risk assessment. The primary objective of the role is for survivors of sexual violence to receive counselling that strengthens positive coping strategies, processing events and emotions, educates on the impacts of trauma and assists clients to achieve their goals. The ideal applicant will have a calm, friendly and empathetic nature, a mature outlook, and an understanding of a survivor-led philosophy.
A relevant tertiary qualification
Experience in counselling, ideally with sexual violence survivors
An understanding of trauma informed practice
Experience of working within a team using a case management model
Understanding and awareness of trauma, power dynamics, feminist and anti-oppressive practice
Understanding and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the impacts of colonisation and ability to demonstrate this in day-to-day practice
Ability to network, and work professionally & collaboratively within the community
Clear boundaries and practices personal self-care and stress management
Excellent communication and administration skills, ability to keep up-to-date and accurate records and experience using client management systems and/or databases
Please see link below for a detailed Job Description: Click here If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org citing [COUNSELLOR] in the subject line.
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