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Senior Family Services Counsellor

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 4 days per week | Ongoing opportunity
  • Based at Dandenong

About the opportunity

We have a new opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Counsellor to join our Family Services Program. Responding to referrals from Child FIRST, the Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being.

The Senior Counsellor will be responsible for:

  • Providing assessment and counselling services to children, young people, adults, couples and families with complex needs referred by Family Services
  • Providing specialist consultation to Family Services Practitioners, client families and other professionals
  • Developing and facilitating psychotherapeutic group programs for children, adolescents or families 

View the full position description here.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience providing assessment counselling services to children, young people adults, couples, and/or families with complex needs
  • Strong understanding of trauma informed practice, child development and the impact of abuse and neglect
  • Proven ability to assess risk and respond appropriately
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current resume

You will also be asked to address key selection criteria questions on the application form.

Get in touch

Tersia Kirsten or Stacey Maric – Family Services Team Leaders
T: (03) 8792 8999

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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