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Counsellor


Employer: Your Community Health
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 August, 2019.
Applications close: 21 August, 2019.

  • Provide counselling services in a diverse and rewarding working environment
  • Make a meaningful contribution to the health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne
  • Attractive NFP salary packaging benefits

Your Community Health is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Counsellor to join the Counselling Discipline in this part time (0.7 FTE) fixed term role until end January 2020.

About us

Your Community Health provides a comprehensive range of medical, dental and allied health services and support programs to anyone, through a combination of outreach, client-based and centre-based activities. Our purpose is to enable health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne by providing responsive and accessible services. We provide priority access to those most at risk of health inequalities and those that may face barriers to accessing traditional health services.

About the role

This fixed term counselling position will work with young people, individuals and their families with issues including anxiety/depression, family violence, sexual abuse, stress, relationship and life stages issues, and loss and grief.

The position will be based at our East Reservoir site with some outreach.

Your passion and commitment will see you:

  • Demonstrate skills and experience in working with individuals, youth and families
  • Display knowledge and experience in working as a counsellor in a community health setting
  • Organise work cooperatively and independently in a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Manage time effectively and meet targets

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A degree or Post Graduate Qualification in Counselling, Family Therapy, Social Work or other appropriately related discipline, with eligibility for membership of a relevant professional association
  • Counselling and case work skills and experience over a broad range of psycho-social issues
  • Experience engaging and working with young people, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge and experience in working as a counsellor in a community health setting

What is on offer

You will join a dedicated, caring and talented team, with a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to professional and career development of all our staff and truly value work-life balance. Staff have access to generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits, discounted gym memberships and work in a great location, with free car parking, close to shops and cafes.

Your Community Health is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer who supports inclusiveness and diversity. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining people from a diverse background, including but not limited to, those identifying as LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with a disability.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this job go to: http://yourcommunityhealth.recruitmenthub.com.au and enter reference code: 4803308.

Applications must address the selection criteria contained in the position description as part of the Cover Letter.

Applications close 21 August 2019.

For further enquiries please contact: Daniella Florio, Child, Youth and Family Team Leader on Ph. 8458 6781.