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Senior Child and Family Counsellor - Shepparton

Australian Childhood Foundation
  • 12 month fixed-term contract
  • Part-time 22.8 hours per week

About the Program

The Therapeutic Services Program focuses on the emotional, psychological, behavioural, and social well-being of children impacted by trauma. Our programs aim to support key relationships and systems around the child, fostering a healing environment. The Goulburn Valley region in Victoria hosts the Child Trauma Service, providing high-quality counselling and support to children, young people, and families affected by sexual abuse or harmful sexual behaviours.

About the Role

As a Senior Child and Family Counsellor based in Shepparton VIC, you will play a crucial role in providing therapeutic intervention, advocacy, research, and training. This position requires a commitment to promoting the rights and safety of children, contributing to policy reviews, engaging in research activities, and delivering training workshops. Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake initial screening of referrals for counselling and conduct comprehensive assessments.
  • Deliver individual, dyadic, group, and family therapy.
  • Provide consultation, and professional development, and contribute to innovative program initiatives.
  • Promote children's rights to safety and contribute to policy and practice reviews.
  • Support research activities, and evaluation protocols, and deliver training workshops.
  • Meet administrative and documentation standards, contribute to policy development, and participate in program meetings.

About You

We are seeking an individual with:

  • A tertiary degree in Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or other relevant discipline
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Experience in working with children and young people who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour, and the system supporting them.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively and positively within a team environment.
  • Ability to provide therapeutic counselling and support to children, young people, and families using a variety of client-focused, trauma-informed modalities that support healing from trauma.
  • Experience undertaking therapeutic assessments using psychometric tools to enhance understanding, assessment, and needs of the child or young person.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and positively within a team environment and with external partners and stakeholders.
  • A commitment to working collaboratively and have the capacity to negotiate and liaise with parents, carers, external stakeholders and government departments.
  • An understanding of the complexity of the service system and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients.
  • A commitment to ongoing learning and reflecting on practice.
  • A current Victorian driver's license or equivalent.
  • A current Victorian Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Company-Provided Vehicle: Access a company vehicle for work-related responsibilities.
  • Salary Packaging: Customise your rewards to align with your financial goals.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Benefit from a range of support services for well-being.
  • Guided Supervision: Regular individual and group supervision for clinical guidance.
  • Collaborative Connections: Join a nationwide network of professionals making a difference.
  • Resources Library: Access a wealth of knowledge and insights from leading experts.

To Apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity please upload a copy of your resume and cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria in the advertisement above.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please contact Bree Roberts - HR Coordinator at [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Child and Family Counsellor - Shepparton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment. ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people.

About the Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a leading organisation renowned for delivering clinical services, professional training, and secondary consultation programs based on evidence-based theoretical frameworks. The Foundation specialises in addressing the impact of developmental trauma on children, offering therapeutic interventions, foster, residential, and kinship care services across various regions in Australia.

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