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Parent Coordinator / Counsellor


Employer: Anglicare WA
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 09 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 September, 2019.

We are connected, proud of our impact, creative, high performing, inclusive and welcoming… are you?

Connect and be connected. Be united by our commitment to our mission and our ambition to reach further. 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 630 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.

The Separation Services program provides professional, confidential counselling and support services to parents and children, assisting them come to terms with separation and co-parenting and empowering them to move from “surviving to thriving”. Mums and Dads Forever (MDF) within the Separation Services provides short term counselling sessions as well as facilitates a psycho-educational group program for parents and children assisting families to manage conflict or parenting post separation.

About the role

As the Parent Coordinator/Counsellor you will facilitate the Mums and Dads Forever group program, ensure the provision of professional intake, assessment and referral services as well as brief counselling sessions for separated parents and their children. You will join a passionate multidisciplinary team of like-minded professionals that focuses on providing person-centred, strengths- based, trauma-informed and child-focused support.

This role is a part time role on a fixed term contract basis until June 2024, working 3 days per week based in Gosnells. There is a requirement to work one evening per week. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling or other related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and substantial experience in counselling and  facilitating therapeutic and psycho- educational group work
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of family systems theory and  well as current trends in family counselling
  • Knowledge of the impact of parental separation on children including an understanding of how conflict affects children
  • Experience in and ability to provide intake and assessments with families
  • 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

Your relevant tertiary qualifications as well as substantial counselling experience, while absolutely necessary for this role, only tell us part of your story; your values and attitude speak louder still. You will have a strong alignment with our organisational values. 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 they do and you are an excellent self-reflective communicator and facilitator, who thrives on building and fostering collaborative and respectful relationships, we would love to hear from you…

Remuneration

  • $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

A  current National Police Clearance valid within one year, a WA Working with Children check and a WA Drivers Licence is a must have requirement of the position.

How to apply for this job

To be considered, applications must include a current detailed resume and covering letter.  To apply, please send your current detailed resume and covering letter to: recruitment@anglicarewa.org.au, using the subject line: Parent Coordinator / Counsellor application via EthicalJobs.

Applications  close 22 September 2019.

For further information please contact Linda Jenkins, Service Manager at Gosnells, on 0438935802.

Anglicare WA promotes a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.