Child & Youth Counsellor
About Us and Our Team Culture
At The Centre for Women & Co. and Men & Co. Services we work to support individuals, children and families towards physical and emotional safety through Domestic & Family Violence support and counselling. We work from an evidence-based, trauma-informed and reflective practice framework.
We trust our team members and encouraging autonomy, our leadership team are grounded and supportive; they don’t micro-manage but are present and are here to support the team when needed. We are big on investing in professional development and career progression and our team culture is based on our three core values of integrity, compassion and respect. We know that working in the DFV and Wellbeing sector is hard work, and we take care of our team.
Purpose of Role
The Child and Youth Domestic and Family Violence Counsellor’s role is to provide counselling to children and young people aged 5-17 years who have been exposed to domestic and family violence. The role is to also address the impacts of trauma on children and young people using an integrated theoretical counselling approach, the development of safe therapeutic relationships and, in collaboration with the rest of the team, to nurture healthy relationships within the family unit.
Additionally, supporting parent/guardian-child relationship will be a key aim of the support provided in recognition that this relationship can be undermined or damaged by the abuse perpetrated by the person using violence.
Salary and Benefits
- SCHADS Level 5.1 ($47.50 p/h) | 4 days a week (30 Hours Per Week) | September 2023 – September 2026
- A supportive induction process and in-house training about the meaningful work we do to support our clients through DFV and improve their wellbeing.
- Salary Packaging up to $15,900 (superannuation can be paid in addition to this, subject to any ATO limit if any).
- A supportive and warm team culture and working environment where we help one another out, learn from one another and have a lot of fun and laughs
Experience and Qualifications
Essential Tertiary Qualifications
Tertiary qualification in counselling, social work, psychology, or human services (alongside relevant experience) received from a recognised university
Minimum 2 years’ experience and skills in working effectively with and conducting counselling and group work for children and young people who have or are currently experiencing Domestic and Family Violence, utilising evidences based counselling practices including but not limited to play therapy, creative/expressive therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Experience in planning, facilitating and evaluating group work and psycho-education
Selection Criteria (Mandatory in Application)
Please note, applications without responses to the selection criteria will not progress.
- At least two years of experience in the provision of counselling, including working with a range of issues including complex and trauma.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current evidence-based therapeutic interventions in individual, family and group settings.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
- Sound organisational, analytical and time management skills.
- Excellent written and oral skills, including demonstrated ability to write and present clearly and concisely for other professionals and clients.
Values and Qualities
- We believe in ending violence against women and children; a future where safety and wellbeing are paramount.
- We believe clear is kind; honesty and transparency are vital to our team culture.
- We respect one another; we talk to people, not about them.
- We work with integrity and take time to reflect on our work.
- We practise self-care and accept help when we need it.
- We are in this work for the right reasons, not for ego.
If you want to step into our world and you feel that you are our next CFW team member, we’d love to meet you.
How to Apply – We Want to Meet You!
To apply, please include a cover letter, resume and responses to the selection criteria to be considered. Applications without selection criteria will not progress. Please email [email protected], applications close on Monday 11th September.