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Counsellor


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

Job posted on: 02 January, 2019.
Applications close: 30 January, 2019. (Expired)

Create a stronger, more connected & better supported community

Supporting parents and families is a fundamental part of what we do at Windermere. Windermere's counselling services support families and individuals in becoming empowered to deal with complex and challenging issues, whilst building positive connections within the community. It is a community with varied and complex needs, but we truly believe that everyone is someone in our community. That is reflected not only in our approach to those we work with, but to those who work with us.

About the opportunity

Our Counselling Services team is seeking a qualified, experienced and empathetic Counsellor, with proven experience within the trauma, family violence and assault discipline. You will join a team of like-minded individuals that specialise in providing confidential and individualised therapeutic counselling and parenting support for children and adults with a history of family violence, sexual assault or demonstrated sexualised behaviours of concern.

Recognised as a flexible and family-friendly organisation, this is a permanent part-time position working 22.8 hours per week and is based at our head office in Narre Warren.

Furthermore, our ideal candidate has:

  • Tertiary qualified Psychologist, Family Therapist, Social Worker or Counsellor
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of family violence, sexual assault and sexualised behaviours, the Statewide Integrated Family Violence Project, including the Comprehensive Risk Assessment Framework.
  • Demonstrated minimum of 2 years' experience in counselling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult psychopathology, trauma & child development
  • Highly developed best practice counselling skills (flexibility, innovative approaches, strengths based)
  • Excellent administrative, verbal and written skills

Applicants who are highly motivated to make a difference to children and adults who have faced trauma and adversity and share our strong values to help strengthen our community are encouraged to apply.

Why Windermere?

Windermere fosters a culture of flexibility, support and wellbeing. We have a wide range of workplace benefits including flexible work hours, gifted days off, rostered days off, Flexible Leave Scheme (50/52), study leave, generous salary packaging and the opportunity for professional development.

Join a fun, friendly and supportive team of professionals - our awesome people make coming to work awesome too!

We believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and value different life experiences and perspectives.

Be part of something bigger - help us to create a stronger, more connected and supported community.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.