About the role
The Child and Adolescent Counsellor is primarily responsible for providing therapeutic counselling to children and young people aged up to 18 years, who are victim survivors of family violence and/or have experienced homelessness. Counselling is delivered in various forms including; individual, family work and group work. While the role is child focused, this service adopts a family orientated approach, requiring close work with the child’s/adolescent’s caregivers to encourage their engagement in relation to the young person’s needs.
This role operates largely on an outreach basis and works closely alongside all other members of the Families and Children’s Specialist Services team. The Child and Adolescent Counsellor position receives referrals from local primary schools, child protection, specialist family violence and homelessness services and the community. All children and young people accessing the service will require a comprehensive assessment to be undertaken to determine individual therapeutic needs.
This role can be located at either our Wodonga or Wangaratta offices.
- A relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, or Counselling and relevant experience to this role.
- Experience counselling/providing therapeutic support to children and/or families who have experienced trauma, family violence, homelessness, and family discord would be beneficial (not essential).
- The ability to connect with complex children/adolescents and engage them in the therapy process.
- An understanding of the developmental needs of children, with an ability to apply this knowledge effectively when providing therapy (individually or as group work).
- A solid understanding of the impacts of family violence and homelessness upon children and how therapeutic strategies and support can be tailored around individual needs.
How to apply:
Visit our website, https://junction.org.au/careers/ to download the full application pack which outlines the application procedure.
Applications will only be accepted when sent to [email protected]
Your application must include:
- Cover Letter
- Statements addressing each of the selection criteria points (found in the application pack)
- Reference Check Consent Form (found in the application pack)
Submit your full application via email to [email protected]
Applications close at 10.00 am, Wednesday 27 September 2023.
Please note, this position is Part Time, fixed term to 31 October 2024.
For any other inquiries, please contact People & Culture 02 6043 7400.
Junction Support Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identified as LGBTIQA+.
In accordance with the Chief Health Officer’s Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and are subject to proof of vaccination, unless you have a valid medical exemption.