Coordinator Mercy Community


The Role

The Families and Young People Services team have an exciting opportunity for a Coordinator to join our Counselling team. This will be a Fixed Term Part-Time position offering 3 days a week within our Ipswich office. 

This role is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day coordination and effective service delivery of Adult, Young people, Children and Family counselling programs. The purpose of this position is to work in collaboration with the Program Manager to provide effective leadership, management and support in the development and implementation of high-quality service delivery to children, young people, families, and other stakeholders in the counselling programs.

This position offers a competitive hourly rate of $47.50 to $49.65 plus superannuation (dependent on qualifications and experience). You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing and other benefits (more information below).

To be eligible for this position you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or related discipline from a recognised institution.
  • Sound understanding and experience implementing counselling interventions with children and young people, including those that have experienced child abuse and neglect as well as adults and families.
  • Experience developing and implementing individualised and/or family intervention plans.
  • Hold a Provisional Green (P2) or above Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.
  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough or willingness to obtain prior to commencement unless applicable exemption provided as per the relevant MC procedure.

Why choose to work at Mercy?

Mercy Community appreciates the important work that each person contributes to the success of our programs and services. Being part of the Mercy team, means you have access to some fantastic benefits, such as we:

  • Pay for your Queensland Blue Card and NDIS Worker Screening Card when you need – saving you up to $144 if you need both cards!
  • Provide you and your immediate family free, professional, and confidential counselling services. This includes specialised First Nations counsellors.
  • Provide the opportunity to increase your take home pay through the use of salary sacrificing and other packaging benefits -up to $18,550 per annum is available to take advantage of!
  • Provide access to novated leases for a vehicle to help reduce your taxable income.

Depending on your role, you may also be eligible:

  • For annual influenza and/or other vaccination reimbursements
  • To receive pay bonus’ of $500 for successful employee referrals.
  • To cash out or purchase annual leave and to
  • take advantage of extra leave entitlements

We also ensure all our employees have access to a wide variety of excellent learning and development tools to continue your professional and personal development. This includes making sure you have access to plenty of other career pathways and opportunities in the broader Families and Young People programs, or in other programs and

About Us

Mercy Community is a Catholic not-for-profit, compassionately inspiring and supporting people to live hopeful, connected lives within inclusive communities. We support families and young people, people living with a disability, and older people, and live by our values of Compassion, Integrity, Dignity and Empowerment. We have been providing services and support for over 150 years and our team operates across a network that encompasses urban, rural and remote communities. Please visit our website to find out more about our dedicated team and the work we do.

Mercy Community is delivering the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan to boost our commitment to First Nations deliverables and actions.

How to Apply

Hit apply now! Please Note: Applications will be assessed as they are received, and progression of suitable candidates will occur in real-time. 

Mercy is committed to Safeguarding – taking actions to promote and ensure the welfare of children and adults at risk, protect them from abuse or neglect and supporting an awareness of whole community responsibility to help and protect all in need.