MAXIMUS

  • EAP Counsellor

    Job Locations AU-QLD-Toowoomba City
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(23/10/2018 11:01 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-35181
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Function
    Health
    Job Schedule
    Casual
  • Project/Position Introduction

    MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 250 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community and are driven to make a difference.

    Overview

    This is a contract role that delivers Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling to clients of MAX Solutions.  EAP counselling is intended to be short term, voluntary, confidential counselling.  Most of the time it is delivered in person, but telephone counselling is an option too.

     

    The contract EAP Counsellor will provide services from their own rooms based in Toowoomba or nearby towns (e.g. Dalby, Chinchilla, Miles) and manage their own appointments.  Ideally, some appointments should be available outside of usual business hours and offices should have easy parking OR be easily reached by public transport.

     

    An initial appointment should be offered to the client within two working days of them first making contact.  If the offered time is not convenient for the client, a mutually agreeable time may be offered.

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provision of short term interventions for clients accessing their EAP
    • Includes identification of a presenting problem, gaining agreement with the client about treatment goals and providing an appropriate evidence based intervention
    • Includes appropriate management of risk when required and referral to appropriate services
    • Comply with all WHS procedures ensuring that team members, including volunteers and contractors, abide by all relevant health and safety procedures
    • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviours and report all accidents, incidents or near misses immediately

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

     

    Personal Attributes

    • Quick to build rapport
    • Professional, respectful and competent
    • Contractors practice is ethical and evidence based
    • They seek assistance when required
    • Engage in regular supervision
    • Engage in adequate professional development

     

    Key Skills

    • Skilled in short term evidence based interventions for psychosocial issues presenting within an EAP context

     

    Required Experience 

    • Experience providing short term evidence based interventions

     

    Qualifications/Requirements - Mandatory

    • Psychologist with current General Registration status with AHPRA OR Social Worker with current full membership with the AASW
    • Professional Indemnity Insurance
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Hold or have the ability to obtain a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check

     

    Qualifications/Requirements – Preferred but not essential

    • Current Driver’s Licence

    EEO Statement

    At MAX Solutions we welcome employees from diverse backgrounds and aim to create a work environment where Employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability and religion are valued.

    MAX Solutions applies the principles of reasonable adjustment for people with disability. Workplace adjustments are changes introduced into the workplace that take account of a person’s disability so that they can use their skills effectively and access the same benefits, terms or conditions of employment as other employees. If you are a candidate considering a role with MAX Solutions and require a workplace adjustment for this position, please advise the MAX Solutions Recruitment Consultant or contact MAX Solutions Recruitment on 07 3727 1306.

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