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Child, Youth and Family Practitioner - Kingston


yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

Based at Kingston and working as part of the Family Support Services team, this role has responsibility for delivering quality supports under the Family Mental Health Support Service (Starfish Program), including counselling, family-based interventions, case management, therapeutic group work, referral, advocacy and practical support. You will work to empower and capacity build children, young people and families to identify and respond to mental health needs and improve mental health outcomes.

Starfish is an early intervention and prevention program for children and young people aged up to 18 years, and their families. The program delivers free one-off information and support, short as well as long term case management, counselling responses, group work and community education.

Your role will include:

  • Identify mental health support needs for children and young people and provide appropriate intervention within a case management framework and whole of family context
  • Provide flexible and responsive outreach, site based or virtual services
  • Engage clients and their families in collaborative goal planning and develop individualised Family Action Plans
  • Provide developmentally appropriate interventions using a range of therapeutic modalities
  • Engage internal and external services to ensure holistic wrap-around support
  • Facilitate referrals to specialist services as required
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and review of therapeutic group workshops

This position will be appointed on a permanent 0.6 FTE basis.

what we are looking for

You will have experience in the mental health space and enjoy supporting children and young people to improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

You will bring:

  • Passion, commitment and belief in young people
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or other therapeutic profession and at least 3 years providing therapeutic and case management support to children, young people and families
  • Skills in needs assessment, case formulation and planning and therapeutic interventions, group and family work
  • Demonstrated skills in working with children, young people and families from diverse backgrounds

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

  • Salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
  • Regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
  • Ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
  • A genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
  • YourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
  • Access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
  • Access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
  • An environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: our careers page, or in the attachment below.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Team Leader Talent Acquisition on 0434 609 384.

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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