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Coronial Counsellor


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Coronial Counsellor

Coopers Plains

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable individual who will proactively support the families of persons whose deaths have been reported to the Queensland Coroner, through the provision of information and support about Coronial Processes and through grief, loss and bereavement support, crisis intervention and short-term counselling services as appropriate. Please note this position is of a sensitive nature and will involve regular exposure to the bodies of deceased persons of all ages, often in states of disfigurement, decomposition and/or disruption.

Position statusTemporary
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupSciences
Workplace LocationBrisbane - South
Job ad referenceQLD/HSQ363358
Closing date18-Feb-2021
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Salary Other
Job durationFixed Term 12 months
Contact personRenay Almond
Contact details30962794
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What are we looking for?

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described under ‘your key responsibilities', the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • High level of clinical knowledge and expertise in the areas of contemporary grief, loss and bereavement, trauma and crisis intervention.
  • Proven ability to manage, prioritise and triage a complex caseload with minimal direct supervision
  • Proven high-level skills in the provision of crisis intervention support.
  • Proven leadership and training abilities in relevant clinical theory and practice to support colleagues and other relevant professionals.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with professional and senior stakeholders
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in working with distressed clients from a range of diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds at times of crisis.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collegially within an emotionally challenging and high-pressure environment.
  • Proven ability to manage your own emotional responses to work which involves regular exposure to confronting crisis situations
  • Excellent computer and word-processing skills
  • Advanced research and/or analytical skills
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to prepare reports which incorporate clinical recommendations and advice within the legislative framework of the Coroners Act 2003

Mandatory qualifications, professional registrations or other requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in Social Work or Psychology and be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or registration as a Psychologist with Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and if applicable registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manger, at interview.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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