Careers at yourtown

Child and Family Counsellor

Job no: 492482
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Counselling & Pyschology

• Niche service, early intervention intensive family preservation
• Work with young parents to address complex trauma so they can appropriately parent
• Make a real difference with an organisation that is truly about the young person

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, San Miguel family residential service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

The Child and Family Counsellor works with young parents around their experience of trauma and their upbringing with the aim of improving parenting and improving child and family safety. You will support young parents to understand how the way they were parented and what they have experienced impacts the way they parent and will support their understanding of safety for themselves and their children.

About You

You will have a minimum of a Bachelor level qualification in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling and at least 3 years experience working therapeutically with at risk children, young people and families. You will be experienced in using a wide range of modalities and will have a strong understanding of trauma and its impacts on development, behaviours, parenting and attachment. You will have a high-level understanding of the key vulnerabilities that exist for young parents in the context of child protection and disadvantaged families work.

With a flexible and mature approach to work, you can work independently as well as part of a team and understand how to build relationships with a wide range of people. You will be creative and collaborative by nature and will enjoy working through a different approach to each client and situation, and will thrive in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same!

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. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and advocate for keeping families together 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.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376

Closing Date: 25 October 2020

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: www.yourtown.com.au

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"


The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

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