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Children's Counsellor / Play Therapist


Employer: Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Mental Health & Counselling, Early Childhood
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 26 September, 2019.

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 2 days per week, based in Burwood East
  • Stimulating social work role for an experienced children's counsellor

About Uniting:

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more: vt.uniting.org.

About the opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Children’s Counsellor to join team based at the East Burwood Centre. The position is part time working two days per week, actual work days are negotiable. This is a maximum term role until February 2020 (parental leave replacement position). An ideal secondment opportunity for a Uniting social worker with experience in counselling.

The Children’s Counsellor will be responsible for:

  • Completing intake assessments of children ranging between the age of four to primary school age
  • Responding to presenting issues in children as referred by Family Services Practitioners, parents and other agencies
  • Providing counselling support and play therapy to referred children through

Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Reflective practice and supportive supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations
  • Family friendly workplace practices
  • More take home pay through charity level salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Paywise salary packaging

About you:

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Masters degree in Counselling, Family Therapy, Play Therapy or related areas.

Please address the following questions related to the Person Specification in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • List your qualifications relevant to Counselling and Therapy
  • Describe your experience in providing Child Centred Play Therapy
  • Using case examples, describe clinical approaches you have used in counselling children, and how you applied and evaluated the approaches
  • Summarise your experience in providing support to the parents of children you have counselled
How to apply for this job

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.

  • To begin your application Apply Here
  • You will be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter with your responses to the questions above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.

Applications close Thursday 26 September 2019.

Get in touch:

  • Pam Young – Senior Manager – 03 9803 3400

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Supporting materials  Children's Counsellor & Play Therapist - PT, MT - PD Uv2 - Sep 2019.pdf