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Children's Counsellor - Jimboomba


Why join us

  • Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.
  • Be part of an energetic, dedicated, and supportive team working to increase safety of women and children.
  • Benefit from a learning environment, professional development, and a shared approach to challenging work .
  • Take on an exciting part-time opportunity.

About the job

  • Role location: Jimboomba
  • Role type: Maximum term part-time 72 hours fortnight/ 9-day fortnight until 30 June 2021
  • Pay range: $83,046 – $86,805 a year (pro rata) based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for a Children’s Counsellor to join YFS’ Domestic and Family Violence Service (servicing Beaudesert and surrounding areas). You will have a deep passion for working with children to build their self-esteem, understand their feelings and learn new ways to express them.

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 mother’s.

You will:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting women and children including evidence in practice of your understanding of gendered base violence
  • be confident, competent, and able to work fast while prioritising the safety of our clients
  • be a team player.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description available from www.yfs.org.au/about/jobs-yfs, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, flexibility, inclusiveness, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

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

Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at http://www.yfs.org.au/workwithus/application-process

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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