Counsellor CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

JOB DESCRIPTION

At Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, we’ve been providing support and professional care to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community for more than 25 years. Through a team whose backgrounds and beliefs are as diverse as those we serve, we’re dedicated to helping our clients live with joy and purpose.

We need you, here! 

Catholic Care Western Sydney is currently looking for counsellors who are happy to work across a diverse portfolio (family, financial, solo parents for example) or would prefer to specialise in one counselling area.As a counsellor within our Family Counselling team, you’ll use your counselling experience to support individuals and families and truly make a difference in their lives.  

These positions are being offered as full time or part time temporary until 30 June 2026.  However there is opportunity for extension if the funding for our counselling programmes to be continued.  

Catholic Care Western Sydney and Blue Mountains welcomes applications from recently graduated counsellors to join the team and be mentored by very experienced colleagues.

Your opportunity

In this role, you’ll bring your passion for working closely with vulnerable clients to support them by providing best practice counselling services.  You will do this by:

  • Providing evidence based psychological therapy and counselling services
  • Facilitating educational or therapeutic groups as required 
  • Maintaining an agreed clinical caseload and up to date client case files
  • Providing advocacy, support and referral for clients
  • Contributing to general counselling activities and resources.
  • Attending interagency meetings and other external meetings as required.  
  • Maintaining timely data entry on database systems
  • Undertaking and adhere to specifications for training and supervision
  • Adhering to Catholic Care and relevant practices and protocols 

What you’ll bring

  • We’d love to see that you have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling.
  • Current membership of relevant professional body
  • A minimum of 12 months clinical practice experience in counselling, social work, psychology or as deemed relevant by Catholic Care is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience in facilitating psycho-educational workshops as a counsellor or a student
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Competent in relevant computer applications, and data entry. As well as an ability to learn and adapt to new computer systems
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence – P1 or above (Motor Cycle Licence may be considered)
  • Own or have access to a well maintained vehicle.

What’s most important is that you’re passionate about providing the best possible support services to our clients. You’ll be committed to living our values and supporting our ethos – so while it doesn’t matter at all where you’ve come from or what you believe, you’ll need to feel comfortable working in a faith-based organisation. You’ll be proactive, persistent, and always committed to taking on challenges.

Why join us?

At Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, we exist to make a positive difference to our community, through the Church. We embrace every journey with gratitude and love – for our clients, the community and each other. In joining us, you’ll feel proud of the purpose you’re working towards, and you’ll be supported by a team that is deeply committed to each other and serving our clients. 

Not only that, but you’ll feel aligned with, and inspired by, our values, which are fundamental to our work and the way we work together: 

  • We are available with an open mind and heart.
  • We advocate with patience and passion.
  • We persevere with resilience and belief.
  • We build trust with integrity and respect.

You’ll also enjoy a range of benefits: 

  • Be supported in your career growth with ongoing training and development, delivered flexibly through both face-to-face and online learning. 
  • Increase your take-home pay through not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Be provided with health and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 
  • Gain meaningful experience through empowering people, their families and carers, and the wider community.

Work with us to build a brighter future.

If you are passionate about making a difference in a role that is both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you!

If this sounds like you … then to apply for this role

Please use the apply now button and ensure you include a current resume and cover letter sharing with us how you meet the criteria and why you would be the best candidate for the role.  

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Brooke McGilvray at [email protected]

Catholic Care Western Sydney and Blue Mountains will be actively reviewing application as received and reserves the right to close the advertisement at any date if a suitable candidate has been found.  

If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods and/or adjustments please contact [email protected].

Recruiters we thank you for your interest in our advertisement, but as this time we will not be outsourcing this recruitment.

 

At Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains we are committed to making sure no one is left behind. We are a team of people who are passionate about what we do and truly care about people – no matter where they come from, what they look like or how they see the world.

Catholic Care Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Job Salary

Part time