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Counsellor, Supporting Children After Separation

Anglicare WA

Working on the front-line, you'll make a direct impact to the lives of families and communities. This role isn't for just anyone. It requires hard work, resilience, a creative approach and commitment to best practice in your field. Every person, every family and every community is different and we need people who are proactive and flexible to adapt to these changing environments.

In return for your effort and dedication, we provide the support of an inclusive and welcoming community which encourages best practice – a community that really does make a challenging job easier.

About us

Anglicare WA is a highly regarded not for profit organisation, delivering a diverse range of community services throughout Western Australia.  With over 600 staff and 320 volunteers, we are passionate about having a real and sustainable impact in the Western Australian community and to do this we need talented and engaged people who share our drive to achieve positive outcomes.

Supporting Children After Separation (SCASP) provides a safe, confidential and therapeutic counselling space for children and young people (aged approximately 5-17) impacted by issues and challenges of their parents going through separation and aims to develop understanding and skills in order to manage the new family situation post and whilst in separation. 

About the role

You will join a passionate multidisciplinary team of like-minded professionals that focuses on providing customer service at the forefront of what they do while providing counselling to children and their families experiencing separation, which will include intake and assessment, counselling and referral with the added scope of promoting and delivering psycho-educational and therapeutic group programs for children and adults.  

This is a maximum term, part time opportunity (22.5 - 30 hours per week) until 30 June 2020.

About you

To be successful in this combined role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications with a 4 year degree in social work, psychology, counselling or other related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in child counselling and group work models and their application
  • Knowledge of the impact of parental separation on children including an understanding of how conflict affects children
  • Experience in advocating and promoting for and behalf of children, young people and their family
  • Knowledge of issues related to family violence with a particular emphasis on how this affects children would also be an advantage
  • Ability to articulate and reflect upon personal and professional practice
  • Have experience working in multidisciplinary teams

The successful candidate must possess a current National Police Clearance valid within one year, a WA Working with Children Check and a WA Drivers Licence.

About our values

While your skills and experience tell part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still. At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work. We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities. We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better. We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard.  Do these values resonate with you?

If the opportunity excites you to develop your career in an organisation whose values align with yours then we want to hear from you.


  • $76,470-$78,108 full time salary range per annum pro rata + 9.5% superannuation
  • In addition to your remuneration, you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits where you can package up to $15,900 per annum and not pay tax on that amount
  • Additional 3 days (pro-rata) leave per year.
  • Access to purchase leave.
  • Flexible, family friendly working conditions

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