Careers at yourtown

Virtual Expressive Therapist

Job no: 492506
Work type: Full Time Fixed Term
Location: Kingston
Categories: Counselling & Psychology

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, child mental health support, parent education, young parents programs and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

Based onsite at Kingston (QLD), the Virtual Expressive Therapist will deliver therapeutic responses via a virtual platform, to children and young people (aged 0-18) who have been identified as likely to benefit from expressive therapy, and require the use of a virtual service to aid access to therapeutic support. You will also use expressive therapies and play-based responses to deliver family interventions, to support and strengthen the parent/carer and child relationship and/or other family connections. The service aims to improve children and young people’s social-emotional wellbeing, empowerment, behavioural adjustment, caregiver attunement to their child’s needs, and quality of attachment relationships.

About you:

You will have relevant university level qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience using expressive therapies, including experience utilising therapeutic modalities via teleconferencing. You will be registered, or eligible for registration, with a relevant professional association, such as ANZACATA, APTA, PACFA. You will demonstrate experience working with a wide age range of children, including under 5’s, and comfort working with parents/carers. You will demonstrate a high level of commitment to child centred practice, cultural awareness and inclusivity, and professional ethical standards, underpinned by strengths based, trauma, attachment, and systemic frameworks.

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

This is a full time fixed term position until 30th November 2021 (negotiation of a 4 day per week role available with a later completion date if preferred).

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.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

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

Closing Date: 24 January 2021

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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