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Expressive Therapist

  • Values based Not For Profit Organisation
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team
  • Full time permanent position

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Based at Deception Bay (QLD), the Expressive Therapist will provide therapeutic responses with children and young people (aged 0-18 years) who have witnessed or experienced domestic/family violence and are experiencing developmental trauma as a result. You will also work with 0-8 year olds utilising expressive therapy and providing Filial Therapy and Family Therapy, who have been referred from other yourtown programs. You will utilise a variety of modalities, including counselling, creative and expressive therapy within a trauma informed, strengths based framework.

About you:

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience using expressive therapies, including delivering therapeutic responses to children and/or young people who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence. You will be registered, or eligible for registration, with a relevant professional association, such as ANZACATA. You will demonstrate knowledge of child centred practice, empowerment and confidentiality and will have a good understanding of attachment, development and trauma.

Above all, a passion for working with children and families to help build positive life opportunities is essential!

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

A Position Description is attached.

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