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Children's Counsellor - Jimboomba


You will work with children, their mothers, and the whole family unit to rebuild attachment. You will need a deep passion for working with children to build their self-esteem, understand their feelings and learn new ways to express them.

YFS has an innovative approach to the way we work with children and families, and we know there are so many benefits to this. This is your chance to be part of an experienced, dedicated team and work alongside our specialists to help children build a future free of violence and abuse.

About the job

  • Role location: Jimboomba
  • Role type: Permanent, full-time position
  • Pay range: $94,160 to $98,422 per year based on experience, with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available

This role is part of YFS’ SHINE Team (servicing Beaudesert and surrounding areas). We are an energetic, dedicated, and supportive team working to increase the safety of women and children.

In this job, you’ll work with children experiencing and/or witnessing domestic and family violence to develop strategies to improve their safety and minimise the negative impacts of their experiences.

You will provide advocacy, attachment-based counselling, trauma informed interventions, initial and ongoing assessment of the child’s development and liaise with schools / other services involved with the family.

Through your work you will improve parental and sibling relationships and attachment which includes joint work with mothers.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description available from our website also attached below, ideally you will:

  • Bring demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting women and children including evidence in practice of your understanding of gender-based violence
  • Be confident, competent, and able to work fast while prioritising the safety of our clients
  • Be a team player.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of people living in Logan and surrounding areas.

We have a real commitment to seeing people thrive, including our staff. We encourage staff to bring their entire selves to work, because we know that a happy workplace thrives.

In our recent Employee Opinion Survey our staff said the best things about working at YFS are the challenging work/job satisfaction, fellow employees, teamwork, and pay and benefits.

We’re serious about your professional development. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

Depending on your role, we support flexible work arrangements.

We also offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax), portable long service leave, counselling support and free parking.

To find out more about working with us, head to www.yfs.org.au/work-for-us/.


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Interviews will be scheduled for a time agreed with applicants.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Alana Thrift on [email protected] using the subject line: Children's Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community, are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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