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Adolescent and Family Counsellor - Blue Mountains

Mountains Youth Services Team Inc (MYST)

Join Our Dynamic Team and Make a Difference!

MYST, a fantastic charity dedicated to supporting young people aged 12-24 in the Blue Mountains (and their families), is seeking a passionate and skilled Adolescent and Family Counsellor.

Mountains Youth Services Team (MYST) is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of disadvantaged and at-risk young people by providing relevant and dynamic programs that empower young people to grow intellectually, emotionally and physically.

We operate a range of different services including youth centres, adolescent counselling services, in-school programs, early school leavers, personal, individual and family support programs, outdoor education programs and an outreach service.

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Position Purpose

  • Provide high quality therapeutic interventions to young people in the context of their families, which may include; 
    • individual counselling
    • family inclusive counselling or family therapy
    • educational and therapeutic group work (parents and young people).
  • Contribute to the key principle of maintaining a Child Safe environment.

Selection Criteria 

Qualifications and background experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling, social work, family therapy or other related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in providing counselling, referral and support to young people and their families.
  • Professional registration with a recognised industry body, such as PACFA (The psychotherapy and Counsellors Association of Australia), ACA (Australian Counselling Association) or ARCAP (the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
  • Demonstrated continuing professional development / attainment of professional development points to keep current with industry skills and knowledge
  • Previous experience managing a large and complex caseload
  • Accredited supervisor or willingness to obtain with MYST financial support.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers and issues faced by vulnerable young people.
  • Well-developed time management, communication, interpersonal liaison and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of legislative requirements dealing with young people.
  • High level written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Proven capacity to establish working relationships with a wide range of services and professionals.
  • Ability to provide high quality counselling and client support to young people and families, and to provide short to medium-term counselling to young people to ensure referral and supports are sustainable and appropriate.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy under legislative requirements.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date, clear and concise records, maintain high quality case files, and write reports to meet government funding requirements and as required on program and service outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team player with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Competent computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, email/internet, database).

Why Join MYST

  • Collaborative and dynamic team environment
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the community
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Competitive salary and benefits

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey with MYST click "Apply Now".

At MYST, we believe that every day counts in making a positive impact on the lives of young people, and families. Join us in our mission to create a brighter future for those we serve.

A position description is attached.

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