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Youth Counsellor - Tamworth

Lifestyle Solutions
  • Youth Counsellor - Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care
  • Tamworth Location
  • Permanent Full Time - Growing Team

We are seeking a passionate, energetic and experienced Youth Counsellor to join our growing Intensive Therapeutic Transitional Care Team!

Own It - How we get the job done

The Youth Counsellor will be required to provide time limited (up to 13 weeks) direct counselling support in a child-centred environment or through the outreach program.

The role of the Youth Counsellor is to support the Therapeutic Specialist ITTC and the ITTC Multidisciplinary team by assisting with achieving the overarching goals for therapeutic intervention.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Respond to referrals for counsellor by the DCJ CFDU in the New England region
  • Engage young people aged 12- 18 years who are at risk of having a placement breakdown
  • Conduct an intake assessment with the young person and relevant stakeholders to assess the support needs
  • Provide individual counselling using a trauma informed and strengths-based approach
  • Support young people to improve their interpersonal relationships
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for young people within the ITTC program

Make It Matter - What you will bring to make a difference in other's lives

  • Diploma of Counselling qualification, or above
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years’ experience in working with young people aged 12 – 18 years
  • A capacity to reflect on your own work and actively participate as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with diverse young people and their carers, family or external supports
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements.

Keep Calm & Be Happy - How you will interact with people and other benefits

Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference in people's lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams. Other benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Flexible Work Environment
  • Ongoing Learning and Development opportunities with an Industry Leader

Respect - Who we are and why we do it

We're people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with a disability, young people and children in Out of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring. We believe everyone is equal. We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right.

You can learn more about us here.

Join Us - Next steps

All applications must be lodged online.

For more information, please contact Sara Buchanan on sara.buchanan@lifestylesolutions.org.au, using the subject line: Youth Counsellor - Tamworth enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing, including a National Police Check Clearance.

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