Job Title: Counsellor (Part-Time)
We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Counsellor to join our team in providing support and guidance to individuals in need. As a Counsellor, you will be responsible for conducting assessments, developing treatment plans, and delivering therapeutic interventions. Your role will primarily focus on assisting clients in addressing personal issues, improving mental well-being, and promoting positive coping strategies.
SHQ is an independent, non-profit organisation providing specialised services in sexual health and relationship wellbeing for all. Through our innovative clinical services, tailored counselling, and inspiring education, we broaden perspectives and empower people with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make informed choices.
Our people are passionate about what they do and our culture values diversity and inclusion for all. It’s a very exciting time to join SHQ as the organisation is going through a period of growth with increased service offerings. For further information about us please visit www.shq.org.au
You will be part of our specialist disability service that puts people first and offers counselling, education, consultation and professional development around sexual health and relationships. You will provide counselling to people with disability/ neurodiversity around issues related to sexuality, relationships and well-being. You will be supported by in-house individual and group supervision and professional development and training. Your role is well supported by the manager of disability counselling, and other counselling staff as well as our amazing and dedicated administration team. You will work closely with the SHQ clinic and counselling service, health promotion and education team. Your practice will be ethical and client-centred and align with SHQ’s vision and values.
Your Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience working with people with disability.
Knowledge of and ability to draw on and integrate a variety of theoretical frameworks in counselling/therapy.
A commitment to exploration of your own responses and process in the counselling relationship.
Thorough knowledge of human sexuality and diversity, understanding of cultural differences and individual personal values, attitudes, and beliefs.
Able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, to develop and maintain professional therapeutic relationships, and share ideas successfully, including succinct and accurate reporting.
Experience in developing and delivering professional training or group therapy programmes.
Your qualifications and/or other requirements
Relevant tertiary Qualifications in Psychology, a Diploma of Counselling or equivalent
Current registration with relevant professional agency.
Current Working with Children check
A National Police Clearance no older than 6 months from date of issue.
NDIS Workers screening check and completion of relevant NDIS modules.
Current certificate of immunisation and or evidence of immunity for (Hepatitis B, Influenza, Pertussis, Measles Mumps and Rubella, Varicella).
Current certificate of immunisation for COVID-19.
What we can offer you:
Permanent part-time role
A vibrant, supportive, and friendly working environment
17.5% Annual Leave Loading
Generous Salary Packaging options
SHQ Internal Holidays over Christmas/New Year Period
Excellent learning and development opportunities
How to Apply
Does this sound like you? Please click the Apply button below, remembering to attach your resume, and a covering letter of no more than one page addressing the “Your skills’ section above. Direct applicants only, no agencies please.
For a confidential discussion about the role or to receive the full job description, please contact Francis Townsend (Manager Disability Counselling) on 9227 6414.
We actively encourage Aboriginal people, people with disability and individuals of all backgrounds, ages and sexual orientation to apply.
SHQ embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes inclusivity and diversity.
Please take the time to read our Diversity statement: https://shq.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SHQ-position-statement-Diversity-web.pdf
Please note that this is a part-time position based in Joondalup, Western Australia 6027.
If you possess excellent listening skills combined with empathy towards others’ struggles, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding Counsellor role.