Counsellor / Play Therapist Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us

Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services is a registered NDIS provider for Positive Behaviour Support, Therapeutic Supports, life skills, family support, as well as assessment and training for carers, parents, and support workers. We provide trauma therapy for participants with intellectual disabilities. At Chrysalis, our approach to Positive Behaviour Support considers all aspects of the person, their support and environment. The client and their goals are at the centre of everything we do. 

Our Clinics provide safe and supportive environments for people with a range of needs, actively supporting them and promoting quality of life for people living with disabilities.

Overview of the role

Chrysalis Therapeutics is seeking a motivated and driven Counsellor and/or Play Therapist to join our Newcastle Therapeutics Team.

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Play Therapy program to meet social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of participants working both individually and in groups
  • Develop and refine referral and reporting mechanisms for ongoing dialogue
  • Provide Play Therapy information to participants and their families
  • Actively promote the Play Therapy and other creative therapeutic modalities.

 

What we offer

  • Work with real purpose, passion and impact.
  • Empowered by a dedicated team providing you support, training and guidance.
  • A culture of equality, diversity, well-being and belonging 
  • Work with a variety of participants 
  • Easy-to-use rostering and data collection apps 
  • A small and supportive team environment
  • Realistic expectations of billable hours, with focus on quality of therapy
  • Regular team or individual supervision
  • Work mobile phone and laptop
  • A shared clinic being part of a highly supportive multidisciplinary team

 

About You

  • A commitment to the Human Rights of children and adults living with disability. 
  • You will have experience working with a variety of people including children, teenagers and adults. 
  • Ability to work as a team and with limited supervision
  • Ability to assess clients, evaluate progress and provide clear, concise written and verbal feedback to clients and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people.
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills, particularly in advocacy, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • You will have a warm and engaging demeanour that makes clients feel comfortable and listened to

 

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Play Therapy or related discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a range of theoretical approaches
  • Experience in community-based counselling and treatment services for individuals and families
  • Ability to apply understanding of duty of care, ethical practices and the Human Rights Framework when delivering services for individuals living with disability. 
  • Other qualifications specific to disability will be regarded as highly desirable
  • Understanding of the relevant legislation and professional knowledge in the disability sector.

 

If you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful, we want to hear from you!

 

Must Have

  • NDIS clearance check
  • Current First aid and CPR certificates 
  • Medicare evidence of 3 COVID vaccine 
  • Australian Drivers Licence

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services

Job Salary

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