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

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

About the role

Counsellor/Educator Package

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.

Selection criteria


  • The ability to work in a manner consistent with Wungening Values.
  • Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture, protocols, boundaries and experience working within 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 Counselling 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 cooccurring 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 colla boratively as a member 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


  • Aboriginality
  • 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

Submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and resume to:

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation
[email protected]


Submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and resume through:

Choice Once