Counsellor / Educator – Assertive Outreach

Posted 3 weeks ago

Counsellor / Educator – Assertive Outreach

Contract terms – Permanent Full-time 76 hours per fortnight

Location: Waroona / Pinjarra / Mandurah

About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.

About the role

Palmerston aims to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing AOD and/or mental health issues in the Waroona, Pinjarra and Mandurah areas through facilitating;

  • access to treatment and supports that recognise the health of the whole person
  • better relationships between service providers to reduce system fragmentation, increase collaboration and improve the patient journey and
  • the provision of timely, holistic, person centred services that meet the unique needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

As an assertive outreach Counsellor/Educator you provide individual clinical assessment, counselling and referral services to consumers as well as be involved in shared and collaborative case management and with other service providers. You will form part of the Mandurah branch team though a large portion of your time and work is carried out independently in the relevant location. Here you will develop networks, participate in community projects and provide support to the community.

Pay Level is equivalent to Level 4 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please see the link below

JDF – SMCADS Mandurah – Counsellor Educator (Assertive Outreach) May 2024


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 5 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate

To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on Seek! Alternatively, you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: Wednesday 29th May 2024.

Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check.

For further information on the position please contact Ainslie Wiegold on 0438 092 096 or email

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

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