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Social Worker / Counsellor - Warrnambool


An exciting opportunity is now open for an experienced Social Worker/Counsellor (Individual & couples and Child consultant ) to work within our Family Law Team in Southwest Victoria - Warrnambool

The windswept coast of Warrnambool is a paradise, with the most dramatic coastal landscape in the country. and if you don’t live in Warrnambool, we are happy to assist you relocate !

You will be working with an amazing team , great managers and co-workers that will give you the support & training you need !

The purpose of this position is to deliver PSCP/POP programs as required by the Family Law Services regionally. The Practitioner FLS works with children and families to identify strengths and difficulties, provide family dispute resolution, counselling, group sessions and practical assistance, facilitate the setting goals to achieve change so that the child or children can have long lasting relationships with both parents, and/or significant people in their lives, after separation.


  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services or a related discipline that is recognised in Australia.

Desirable - (will train)

  • Individual Family Dispute Resolution Registration Number with the Attorney General’s Department (AGD) Practitioner Registration Unit. The FDRP must meet the accreditation requirements set out in the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 and be able to issue section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act 1975.
  • A Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation & conflict resolution or equivalent that is recognised in Australia.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience in the delivery Family Dispute Resolution, Counselling and Group Facilitation is preferred using appropriate therapeutic approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of Family Law Services, in particular post-separation, with skills in the areas of crisis intervention, counselling, case management, assessment and problem solving for individuals and families.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working in a range of creative ways and settings with clients who have challenging, and complex needs is strongly preferred.
  • Widely trusted and able to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation, advice and training to other professionals.
  • Understanding of current service delivery models and the ability to work within such frameworks.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, communication and written skills.
  • Highly developed skills in working as part of a team and leading with complex cases.
  • Knowledge of Office applications e.g. Word, excel etc.
  • Willingness and capacity to work flexible hours.

Please see attached PD for more details

OzChild offers:

  • Full Time permanent position ( or can negotiate to 0.8 part time for right candidate)
  • Role will commence as soon as possible.
  • Salary is SCHCADS level 5 $93,860.00 (pro - rata )for the right candidate with senior experience a SHCADS Level 6 $ 102,554.40 (pro-rata ) plus super
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 plus meals and entertainment of $ 2650
  • Ex-gratia days Easter & Christmas
  • Training in Practice Elements
  • Unique culture promoting diversity and shared values
  • Collaborative and cohesive working culture

Must be able to drive, provide and maintain a valid Drivers’ Licence and have access to reliable transportation.

Mandatory Training

All employees of OzChild are required to complete Mandatory Training and Program Specific training upon commencement of employment and complete refresher training as required.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, do not hesitate to apply as we are interviewing immediately.


You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria

For more information, please see attached position description. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Elizabeth Abdilla - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0499 655 939 or email [email protected]

To be successful, you will be required to meet our Safety Screening requirements, and this will include relevant police checks and hold a valid and current WWCC for VIC.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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