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Centre 360 Youth and Family Service is looking for adolescent and family counsellors to join our therapeutic team. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply.
The Centre 360 team is a group of passionate adolescent and family counsellors from diverse backgrounds, who believe in the value and potential of all young people. We are committed to delivering high-quality therapeutic services to young people and their families and value systemic, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and evidence-based approaches to practice. We also emphasise the importance of therapeutic engagement and cultural competence in our work, and believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change.
The Centre values flexible and creative ways of working with young people and their families, including outreach. We work to strengthen young people’s connection to their families and communities, enhance their wellbeing and resilience, and to help them achieve positive life outcomes such as good physical and mental health, healthy relationship skills, strong support networks, stable housing, employment, education, and training.
The Centre also places great value on its staff. We’re committed to fostering the wellbeing of all team members and offer flexible working hours to support work/life balance. We also believe in social justice and ensure our practices are inclusive of diverse cultures, genders, sexualities, family structures, and belief systems. The Centre cultivates a safe, just, and engaging workplace where professionals can do their best work and grow their skills and knowledge.
Centre 360 Youth and Family Service (the Centre) is a community-based family and adolescent counselling and support service at Paddington, and is part of St Francis Social Services. The service has been operating since 1978 and has provided individual and family counselling, advocacy, practical assistance, group work and mentoring programs to highly disadvantaged young people aged 12-24 years and their families who either reside in or move through the inner city of Sydney.
The Centre commonly works in the areas of trauma and loss, adolescent mental health, the emotional difficulties associated with family dysfunction and breakdown, substance abuse, homelessness, and juvenile and young adult offending. The Centre operates a number of integrated projects:
We often combine counselling with casework, enabling our team to assist young people and their families with their internal needs (mental health) at the same time as improving their relationships in their external world (family, school and community.) We also create a safe, supportive environment or go to places young people and families feel safe, to remove barriers that may prevent young people from attending therapeutic sessions.
Evidence of permanent work rights or citizenship of Australia will be required.
Successful applicants must undergo a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check.
For enquiries please email Gary at Centre 360 - firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Adolescent & Family Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.
Please note: If you previously applied for this role with applications closing 8 January 2021, you do not need to reapply. For previous and current applicants, we will be in touch following the deadline for this advertisement with a view to interviewing in early February.
A position description is attached.