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Children's Adolescent and Family Counsellor

Anglicare WA
  • Make a real impact in the lives of children and families experiencing separation
  • Join a values driven, family friendly organisation
  • Part time, maximum term opportunity until 30 June 2021

Working on the front-line, you’ll make a direct impact to the lives of families and communities across the state. 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.

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 220 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 role is a maximum term part time opportunity – 30 hours per week (0.8FTE) until 30 June 2021.

About you

You are a passionate and talented individual who is driven to deliver a quality service for our clients.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Tertiary Qualification 4 year Degree in counselling, social work or psychology and specialist expertise in relevant practice to the position and/ or a Masters in a degree relevant to the position.
  • Eligibility for professional association membership
  • Experience in adolescent and family counselling, and group work
  • Previous experience in community based programs or community based program development
  • Experience and skills in networking and liaison
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
  • Knowledge of current counselling literature
  • Knowledge of current trends and resources in working with adolescents and families
  • Ability to work independently and innovatively
  • Employs an ethical and professional approach to practice

You also 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.

Benefits

  • $80,296 - $82,018 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

To be considered, applications must include a current detailed resume and covering letter. To apply, please click on the apply button and follow the prompts.

For further information please contact Michelle Peter, Service Manager Peel and Rockingham on 0401 928 499.

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, people who identify as LGBTI and people living 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.

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