About the opportunity
Uniting Counselling and Mediation has a long history of high quality service delivery, being well regarded and connected with Family Law stakeholders. You will be providing clinical supervision and high-level counselling interventions to practitioners working across the suite of post-separation programs offered by Uniting Counselling and Mediation, Sydney. This includes innovative telehealth and digital options, child inclusive practice, and psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for children, young people and adults.
This position is offered on a full-time basis and is based in Sydney CBD.
- Provide professional Clinical Supervision in accordance with UCM policies and procedures on a regularly scheduled basis, as well as on an ad hoc basis as needed, primarily to counselling practitioners and intake/administration staff.
- Provide live supervision utilising one-way screen.
- Conduct initial family counsellor authorisation process, as per AGD requirements, with new counselling practitioners, as well as annual counsellor authorisation reviews.
- Maintain a clinical caseload, as negotiated with the UCM Centre Manager, Sydney, and participate in working one evening per week.
- Provide family therapy to children, young people and their families involved in separation, divorce, and complex external systems (such as DCJ / child protection, Family Court, mental health, domestic violence).
- Provide child consultation as part of child inclusive practice to families after separation and divorce, including involuntary and court-ordered clients. Formulate interventions to provide feedback to parents in a way that facilitates change for the child.
- Tertiary qualifications in Law, Psychology, or Social Work or other equivalent and relevant field.
- Extensive experience delivering individual, couple and family therapy, preferably with Family Law matters
- High level clinical supervision skills (minimum two years’), including use of one-way screen and leading reflecting team.
- Demonstrated ability to manage high conflict individuals, couples and families with complex issues. Competence in working with issues of family violence.
- Understanding of child protection issues
- Excellent communication, organisation and report writing skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be able to contribute to the smooth functioning of a team
- Accredited post graduate training in individual, couple or family therapy
- Eligibility for membership to relevant professional bodies (eg. AASW, APS, PACFA)
- Previous experience in team leadership role
- Experience working with court ordered and involuntary clients
- Prior experience in group facilitation
- Familiarity with the Family Law Act and other relevant legislation (eg. Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act
- Do you thrive on a challenge and enjoy doing something different every day? You can exercise choice through our culture of continuous conversations, and have a voice in our diverse and inclusive workplace.
- Do you seek opportunities to apply your learning in an ongoing, practical way? You’ll be encouraged to apply a ratio of 70% on-the-job learning opportunities, 20% mentoring and coaching and 10% formal training offerings.
- Do you believe leadership is not just a role but a decision that we make every day? As a leader, working in partnership with the UCM Centre Manager, Sydney, you will have access to our “Leading With Heart” leadership development program.
- Do you want to increase your disposable income by reducing the tax you pay? As a Uniting employee you can package up to $15,900 from your salary for every day purchases, and up to $2650 for entertainment purposes.
If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organisation excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.