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Student and Family Wellbeing Practitioner

Marymead Child and Family Centre

About Marymead

Marymead is a well-respected, community based, not-for-profit organisation that has provided a range of support services to children, young people and their families since 1967. Marymead now operates throughout the southern and western regional areas of NSW as well as the ACT with offices in Goulburn, Wagga Wagga, Young, Moruya and Canberra. Marymead is seeking to fill the positions outlined below.

About the positions

As a Student and Family Wellbeing Practitioner, you will use attachment-informed, strength and relationship-based approaches to work with students and families in a school setting. Further, you will work with the broader school community to foster a trauma informed approach to student welfare in the context of the whole family. The program will provide a flexible model of service which may include short term or on-going individual and family counselling, parenting support and intervention, supported referrals to external services, group work and participation in case meetings and pastoral reviews.

The Student and Family Wellbeing Practitioner will be primarily based in one of three schools in the ACT and Queanbeyan, NSW. The practitioner works directly with children and their families, as well the broader school community. We currently have 3 positions available (2.5 days, 3.5 days and 4 days per week) on a 12 month contract with the possibility of extension as each school has differing needs. Clinical supervision and line management will be provided at Marymead's head office in Narrabundah. Please note, the Student and Family Wellbeing Practitioner will continue offering a service during school holidays, providing outreach from the Narrabundah office.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or counselling
  • Eligibility for (or working towards) membership with one of the following AHPRA, AASW, PACFA, ACA
  • Experience working in a school setting, family counselling qualifications or Circle of Security Parenting training will be highly regarded

How to Apply

Please apply via our employment page by submitting your current CV and a one-page expression of interest in a single document. In your application please indicate how many days you are seeking per week.

Please note that interviews will be conducted in the week commencing the 18th January 2020. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Lauren Meischke on 6162 5800 or Lauren.meischke@marymead.org.au using the subject line: Student and Family Wellbeing Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

As a non-profit employer, Marymead is able to provide staff with access to generous salary packaging arrangements.

Marymead is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

MARYMEAD IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT.

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