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Counsellor/Educator - Homeless

Job Type
Full Time
7 Jul 2021

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation and Noongar Mia Mia, are pleased to present a series of exciting new opportunities within a brand new CBD accommodation facility combating homelessness.

The Program

Boorloo Bidee Mia is a supportive community environment provided by two Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO's), Wungening and Noongar Mia Mia, and works with all stakeholders, including family and community, to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness. The primary target of Boorloo Bidee Mia are Aboriginal residents, however, we are committed to a whole of community response to homelessness and a 'No Wrong Door' approach.

The facility

Perth CBD location

Close to public transport

New facility

Vibrant and welcoming team environment

Supporting, engaging and empowering community members

Supportive and community focused environment

Targeting Aboriginal residents however, committed to all community members experiencing homelessness

Dedicated 'no wrong door' approach

The role

Reporting to the Coordinator, the Counsellor/Educator is responsible for providing counselling, education services and activities relevant to resident's needs.

In this role, you will engage in a culturally appropriate, respectful, sensitive way to build relationships and connections with residents, use a holistic approach to counselling and therapy, support residents in engaging and fully participating in therapeutic programs, maintain accurate, current case notes, statistics and other resident records and files and work collaboratively with team members in supporting residents in moving through the stages of change.

In line with section 51 of the equal opportunities act, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Selection criteria


The ability to work in a manner consistent with Wungening Values.

Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture, protocols, boundaries and experience working with in the Aboriginal community.

Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people from culturally and linguistically (CALD) diverse backgrounds, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Qualifications in a relevant discipline eg. Welfare, Community Services, Social Work or Coun selling or relevant work experience

Experience in the application of Therapeutic Community principles

Resident reporting and assessment capabilities and skill

Experience applying culturally secure and trauma informed programs.

Proven experience in group and one on one facilitation

Understanding of motivational interviewing techniques and trauma informed care and practise

Comprehension of supporting individuals with co-occurring needs.

Demonstrated capacity to work responsibly and at times independently in accordance with service policy and procedures.

A great attitude and curiosity to learn new ways of working.

Self-motivated and self-monitoring with ability to independently and collaboratively as a mem ber of a team

Computer Literate and the ability to learn new technologies.

Senior First Aid Certificate; or willingness to complete the training

Willingness to undertake personal and professional development.

People with Lived Experience are encouraged to apply



Experience in an AOD therapeutic community environment is considered advantageous

Essential Pre-Employment Requirements

Working with Children Card

Drivers Licence

Police Clearance

How to apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Rebecca on , quoting Ref No. Wungening. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process please phone our office or email;

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  • Job Reference: 323477952-2
  • Date Posted: 7 July 2021
  • Employer: ChoiceOne
  • Location: Perth
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education / Training, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time