- Sydney • Newtown
- Job posted on: 14th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a highly regarded not-for-profit, providing specialised programs for children with hearing loss and their families. Our programs meet the needs of children of all ages; from our world-leading early intervention system for babies and toddlers, through to our mentoring program ‘Hear for You’ for school-aged children and teenagers. We have been enabling children with hearing loss to develop their listening and spoken language, literacy and social skills for over 50 years, ensuring they can go on to achieve their full potential in life. We currently support over 700 families all over Australia with telehealth for rural and regional areas and 7 in-person centres in NSW and ACT. Our global platform HearHub, supports health professionals working with children with hearing loss all over the world.
We are entering an exciting new chapter at TSC, as we grow and expand our services to even more children and families and we have a number of exciting projects happening right across the organisation.
We are seeking two highly motivated and experienced Child and Family Counsellors (CFCs) to work with our friendly and dynamic teams at Macquarie and Newtown, in Sydney. These are permanent part-time positions working between 22-28 hours, ideally spread over 3-4 days per week.
All Child & Family Counselling activities are focused around two core understandings. The team addresses these two areas with either in direct clinical service to families, or by providing consultation to other disciplines within the interdisciplinary team:
The Child & Family Counsellor is responsible for promoting and facilitating close interdisciplinary teamwork with other team members including Listening and Spoken Language Therapists, Paediatric Audiologists, Clinical Administration and Research & Assessments Teams. They will develop key relationships with external agencies within the hearing, disability and Early Intervention sectors.
The focus of the Child and Family Counselling Service is to:
At The Shepherd Centre, we are passionate about improving outcomes for the children accessing our programs. We support work-life balance and offer great employee benefits including: