Allied Health Professional – Counsellor yourtown


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

yourtown’s Mind 4 Kids Program provides psychosocial support and psychological therapies for children aged to 11 years with moderate mental health issues, to improve their health, resilience and wellbeing.

We are setting up satellite locations across the service region, in the Strathpine and Caboolture areas. We can offer flexibility and are open to various options, depending on the successful candidate. We are interested in hearing from people available for either full time or part time work. Let us know what days/hours and locations you are available, and we will see if we can make it work!

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a reputable service that has a range of programs in the child and family space and is well connected with the community. You will have the opportunity to collaborate and attend cross-service training with other co-located services including Glugor Young Parents Program, Starfish Family Mental Health Support Service, Communities for Children and Expressive Therapies.

The program is delivered within a stepped care approach and works in an integrated and collaborative manner with wraparound supports. It is provided on site and via outreach.

We are seeking an Allied Health Professional – Counsellor to support children, aged 0-11yrs and their families by providing a single-entry point into mental health care, wraparound supports and psychological therapies. You will work closely with the psychosocial support team to enhance positive child and family outcomes.

Your role will include:

• undertake needs assessment, case planning and referrals
• engage parents/carers and children in a range of evidence-based screening questionnaires and outcome measures
• deliver evidence-based counselling and psychotherapeutic interventions
• support children to improve their mental health, and emotional and social wellbeing
• work with families to improve parental understanding of their child’s needs and how to support their child

what we are looking for

You will be comfortable and skilled in working with a wide age range of children and young people and will have demonstrated experience and commitment to evidence-based therapies in line with the person’s needs.

You will bring:

• passion, commitment and belief in young people
• relevant university level qualifications and eligibility for professional registration with ACA, PACFA or other relevant body
• minimum 3 years’ experience providing counselling and psychotherapy for children and their families
• demonstrated skills in assessment, case formulation and planning
• ability to provide tailored, age and culturally appropriate therapeutic responses to children and young people

This is a maximum term position until 30 June 2023, with potential for extension.

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: [link removed]

Contact: Marnie Elliot on 0434 609 384

Role closes: 30 October 2022

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”


Job Salary

Salary sacrificing to increase take home pay