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Counsellor - Hervey Bay

UnitingCare Queensland

We are currently seeking a Counsellor/Educator to join our Post Separation Cooperative Parenting Program/Parenting Orders Program. This position will undertake assessments, short term counselling intervention, group education / therapy with parents who have been affected by separation and/or divorce, particularly in situations of high conflict, with a view to enhancing relationships with children of the relationship, and the capacity for co-operative parenting with ex-partners in the best interests of the child(ren).

As part of this role you will:

  • Undertake assessments, short-term counselling intervention, group education/therapy with parents who have been affected by separation/divorce
  • Prepare written and oral reports relating to:
    • Client matters (eg case notes, referrals, case reviews and case closure summaries);
    • Requests for client information from other involved agencies;
    • Statistical and administrative reports as determined by the Local Services Manager.
  • Utilise recognised and researched counselling approaches to assist clients to manage their relationships with their children and ex-partners.
  • Provide effective group support / education programs to deal with a range of issues relating to separation and divorce, and on-going parenting of children.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings in order to maintain a consistent, responsive quality service and actively engage in regular supervision including reflective practice and professional development.

You will require:

  • Current Drivers Licence - Presentation of a current Drivers Licence must be made before your appointment to the position can be confirmed.
  • Suitability Card for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) - All adults who work with people under 18 years in QLD are required to undergo a “Working with Children Check” under the screening provisions of the Commission for Children and Young People Act (2000) - Presentation of a current Suitability Card must be made before your appointment to the position can be confirmed.

About Us:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare Queensland offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organisation where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UCQ offer a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

How to apply

To submit your application, please click here and follow the prompts. So don't hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare Queensland and apply now by submitting your cover letter and selection criteria.

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