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Family Counsellor, Family Relationship Services - Warragul

CatholicCare Victoria
  • 60 hours per fortnight, continuing position
  • Warragul Location with outreach to Pakenham

About CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria. The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person. Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised.

We deliver excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

We draw on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours. We value and respect human dignity, and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment.

About the Position

The role of the Counsellor is to promote the independence and healthy development of individuals, couples and families through the provision of quality counselling and program delivery.

A key focus of our approach is to strengthen family relationships and reduce the adverse impacts of separation and divorce.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Providing counselling for children, individuals, couples, and families
  • Undertaking assessments with a focus on child wellbeing and safety, including family violence screening
  • Providing group work interventions as required
  • Facilitating referrals to appropriate services and organisations

Working for CatholicCare Victoria

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

To be considered, you will require:

  • A degree in psychology, social work, counselling or family therapy and membership of (or eligibility for) relevant professional body such as AASW, AAFT, APS, PACFA.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals, families and in particular children in a counselling/family services setting is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating therapeutic and educational groups.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and to operate at all times with knowledge of the provisions of the Act.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in working with individuals and families from indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

For further information and how to apply, visit our website www.catholiccarevic.org.au.

Enquiries to: Anne Vranisan, Manager, Family & Relationship Services on 0438 630 039.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

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