Careers at yourtown

Counsellor - Hervey Bay

Job no: 493110
Work type: Permanent (Part-Time)
Location: Hervey Bay
Categories: Counselling & Psychology

What an exciting time to join yourtown’s journey as we begin to expand our footprint across Australia!

yourtown is one of the leading Not for Profit organisation's in mental health support and Employment Services and is currently in its evolution to expand its services across Australia!

As an established Employment Service provider in South East Queensland, we are now looking to expand our portfolio to deliver Transition to Work in Hervey Bay! The Transition to Work service provides intensive, pre-employment support to young people aged 15-24 to help improve their work-readiness and help them into work or further education!

About yourtown          

For over 15 years, yourtown has been providing quality employment services throughout Australia in communities facing long-term unemployment. yourtown works persistently to address youth unemployment and its causes, by unpacking the challenges a young person might have and finding the right solution for that young person. 

The Role! 

We have an exciting new opportunity for a passionate and qualified Counsellor to join our new team in Hervey Bay to support and improve educational, employment and wellbeing outcomes for young job seekers aged 15 – 24. You will provide counselling and therapeutic support throughout the young job seekers’ journey by engaging education, employment and/or training options to support employability development.

This is a crucial role to help young job seekers find their gateway to a successful career!

Your key day to day tasks will include;

  • Using a client centred, strengths based approach to provide professional counselling interventions to young job seekers (15-24) with an outcomes focused Employment Service delivery framework
  • Conducting intake and psychosocial appointments for new members;
  • Assessing and managing risk and providing crisis intervention;
  • Networking and building relationships with key stakeholders including yourtown staff, employers, training organisations and education providers to maximise outcomes for job seekers
  • Providing expert guidance to the job seekers on labour market concepts, education opportunities and training opportunities that are available;

This is a permanent part-time (7.6hrs per week) opportunity based in Hervey Bay!

About you

  • Mandatory Bachelor level qualification in Psychology, Human Services, Social Work, Counselling or similar 
  • A minimum of 1 year counselling experience or related experience working therapeutically with vulnerable young people
  • Your practice will be reflective and invite insights and continuous development through operational and practice supervision frameworks
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in assessment, case formulation and planning, therapeutic interventions, and capacity to provide culturally appropriate counselling responses to clients
  • An understanding of the local labour market, training and education pathways to assist disadvantaged young people into sustainable employment
  • Demonstrated understanding of social, cognitive, developmental and mental health issues confronting young people and their families 
  • Proficient skills in using technology and systems; our compliance requirements are high and your administration needs to be on par with this.

What we can offer you!

  • Salary packaging of up to $15,990 (visit for more information)
  • Clinical practice supervision (monthly)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Monthly rostered Days off
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Diversity and Inclusion peer support groups
  • Ongoing training and mentoring to continuously help you develop your skills and experience
  • An accessible employee assistance program (EAP) to support your wellbeing
  • Further career development and pathway opportunities

We invite you to visit employmentservices@yourtown. to explore more on Employment Services at yourtown, including further information on the roles available, benefits and training. To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

Contact:  Sharlene Chand – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0468 839 509

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed as they are received  

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. 

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

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

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