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Child, Youth and Family Counsellor

yourtown

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, Child and Family Programs, and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Our Family Mental Health Support Service (Starfish Program) provides free early intervention and support to vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing, mental illness.

About the role

We are seeking a Child, Youth and Family Counsellor to deliver individual, family and group responses that provide early intervention and therapeutic support to children, young people, and their families, early in a situation where mental health risk factors may be emerging. Based at our Kingston site, the Starfish team deliver a targeted outreach counselling service, therapeutic group work, and community education programs.

You will conduct assessments and provide counselling interventions using a range of therapeutic modalities, within a strengths-based, client centred, trauma and attachment informed, and culturally sensitive framework, for children and young people aged 0-18yrs and their families.

About you:

Successful candidates will bring:

  • Relevant university level qualifications and will be eligible for professional registration with the Australian Counselling Association; Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia; or other relevant body
  • Demonstrated experience working with a wide age range of children, including under 5’s, and comfort working with parents/carers
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of client-centred practice and professional ethical standards, underpinned by strengths based, trauma, attachment, and systemic frameworks
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in assessment, case formulation and planning, therapeutic interventions, and capacity to provide culturally appropriate counselling responses to clients

You will also enjoy and be confident in facilitating therapeutic / psycho-education group workshops.

This is a part time (30 hours per week) maximum term position until 24 February 2023.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

A position description is attached.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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