Careers at yourtown

Child & Family Counsellor

Job no: 494764
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Child & Family Support, Counselling & Psychology

yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

Powered by yourtown, Kids Helpline is here for children and young people whenever they need us, anytime for any reason 24/7, through tailored mental health counselling services in line with their changing preferences for help-seeking.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, NSW, San Miguel is a child-centred family residential service providing intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel aims to transform the lives of young parents and their children by improving their safety, wellbeing and life prospects.

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.

Your role will include:

• provide therapeutic and counselling interventions for young people and their families, using a range of therapeutic and counselling modalities
• participate in a range of supports including intake, assessment, workshops and referrals
• participate in case consultations with team members and provide guidance in case reviews
• actively liaise with network and local agencies
• co-facilitate staff training on mental health and trauma

what we are looking for

You will be creative and collaborative by nature and will enjoy working through a different approach to each client and situation. With a flexible and mature approach, 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 bring:

• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• bachelor qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling and at least 3 years experience working therapeutically with at risk children, young people and families
• experience using a wide range of modalities, including expressive and creative therapies
• strong understanding of trauma and its impacts on development, behaviours, parenting and attachment
• experience in therapeutic life story work is highly desirable

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• opportunities for internal and external professional development
• free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

how to apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

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

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Team Leader Talent Acquisition on 0434 609 384

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.
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.

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.

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

Position Description

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