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Child And Family Counsellor - Engagement with Education Program

Job no: 493020
Work type: Maximum Term (Part-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Ipswich
Categories: Counselling & Psychology

About the opportunity

The Engagement with Education Engagement program is a wholly yourtown funded pilot program designed to facilitate a successful transition to high school for primary school students demonstrating low levels of engagement with education and identified as at risk of not transitioning successfully to high school.

Students are identified prior to their final year of primary school and are supported for a minimum of two years. The model features three integrated components: intensive individual student support; support for families; and support for schools. Program staff provide individual, child centred and family focussed support to students at school and in the home, and work in close collaboration with the school and the child’s family to tailor support to each child.

As the Child and Family Counsellor you will provide individual and group counselling to students (10-12 years old) and their families. You will utilize a range of therapeutic modalities and counselling interventions and work collaboratively with program staff and other agencies to achieve positive outcomes for children and their families.

About you:

You will be skilled in building and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders and will be excited by the opportunity to work in and help shape a new program responding to the specific needs and service gaps in the Ipswich area.

You will have: 

  • demonstrated experience working therapeutically with children and young people (aged 10-12yrs) and their families
  • strong understanding of trauma informed care, neurobiology of trauma and child centred therapeutic practice
  • Bachelor qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling
  • ability to deliver culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions
  • knowledge of the school system and appropriate supports available would be beneficial

This is a maximum term, part time position, 19 hours per week until 31 December 2022.

About us

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.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children and families 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 0434 609 384

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"

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.

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