Senior Counsellor

  • Company:
    Anglicare
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    13 hours ago
  • Category:
  • Are you passionate about strengthening family relationships?
  • Are you experienced in assessing and counselling families and children?
  • This is a permanent part-time opportunity based at Nowra with outreach locations
  • If you have counselling experience working with Aboriginal children and their parent/carers but are yet to acquire leadership experience, we would be interested to speak with you.

    About us:

    As a Christian organisation with a heritage of service spanning 160 years, we exist to serve our community, enrich life and share the love of Jesus. Combining our resources and expertise enables us to work even more effectively to meet changing needs as we reach and serve more people at all stages of life.

    About the role:

    In this position you will undertake a range of counselling services which aim to strengthen family relationships, prevent breakdown and ensure wellbeing and safety of children at any stage in a family relationship. We are looking for a professional, collaborative team player who is experienced and highly effective in child, young person, and family and relationship counselling, and providing culturally sensitive counselling to Aboriginal children and families.

    Key Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Provide leadership ensuring that the services provided by Anglicare are ethical, of high standard that fulfil the requirements of funding bodies, the service and Anglicare.
  • Ensure that counselling is directed at enhancing the clients’ capacity for achieving personal well-being and sustaining valued relationships by providing a professional and therapeutic counselling service, with focus on safety and well-being of children.
  • Ensure that the best possible outcome for clients is achieved advocating for clients, establishing strong network links within local area in order to refer to relevant services.
  • Ensure that the service is known in the community by promoting the service to clients and participating in local forums and other community activities as required.
  • Maintain appropriate client documentation and statistical information to ensure that documentation meets organisational, legislative and funding requirements.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience needed:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social work, Psychology or Counselling is essential.
  • Training and clinical experience in children, young person, family and relationship counselling
  • Experience and training in facilitating group work
  • Preference experience in providing culturally sensitive counselling to Aboriginal children and families/carers
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Previous demonstrated experience in assessment and counselling.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Membership of appropriate professional body (AASW, APS or organisations registered with PACFA).
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence.
  • Ability to support and promote the Christian Mission and Values of Anglicare.
  • This role requires a valid Working With Children Check. Anglicare is committed to being a child-safe, child-friendly organisation.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.