Dalwood Spilstead Family Counsellor Northern Sydney Local Health District


An opportunity to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team at the Dalwood Spilstead Service based in Seaforth working in tertiary care with vulnerable families and children at risk across the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches regions. This role involves the provision of individual counselling, case management and parenting support for a case-load of vulnerable families with young children plus facilitation of parent group programs including Circle of Security and playgroup programs.

The position involves collaborative work with a range of disciplines including Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Clinical Psychology, Art Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Special Education and paediatric medical officers, as well as some multi-disciplinary group-work. Regular supervision and extensive  professional development opportunities are provided.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 24 December 2024 with probable extension. 
Position Classification: Health Clinician (Level 1/2)
Remuneration: (per week)
Registered Nurse : $1,290.90 – $1,812.40
Counsellor (Level 1/2) : $34.01 – $49.28
Psychologist : $1,365.31 – $2,029.47
Health Professionals : $1,292.52 – $1,872.59

Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ421478

Who we are: We are a health service that touches thousands of lives across the Northern Sydney Local Health District, together as a team of like-minded people. We are passionate, driven and have the skills and knowledge to care for our patients whilst creating the best services possible. Our teams have meaningful, interesting and rewarding work everyday. We challenge and nurture each other, sharing our knowledge and experience so that we can deliver better care for everyone There’s a real sense of belonging here because we value and respect our patients, employees, and teams’ voices. You’ll feel a real privilege being a trusted caregiver in our patients, their families, their carers, and our communities’ lives.

Where you’ll be working
Dalwood Spilstead Service

What you’ll be doing
The role of the Dalwood Spilstead Family Counsellor is to co-ordinate and directly provide trauma-informed services for parents participating in the Dalwood Spilstead Service. Focus of intervention is case management, counselling and parenting support for vulnerable families. 

People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Degree in Social Work Eligible for Australian Association of Social Workers membership. Degree in Psychology, or Occupational Therapy.
  2. Experience in providing counselling for vulnerable parents and adults with mental health and / or drug and alcohol problems.
  3. Sound knowledge of trauma-informed practice and the needs of vulnerable families.
  4. Current NSW Drivers Licence.

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For role related queries or questions contact Kerry Gwynne on [email protected] or 02 9951 0366

All NSW Health workers are required to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as defined by NSW Health.  Employees working in a clinical area or are required to attend clinical areas are considered category A. Category A positions are required to provide evidence of having received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (TGA) and meet the requirements of the Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy Directive.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate

Applications Close: 16 August 2023



Northern Sydney Local Health District

Job Salary

Full time