Family Counsellor (Practitioner, Parenting Orders Program) CatholicCare Victoria


60 hours per fortnight, continuing position.


Take the next step in your career with CatholicCare Victoria. 

A brief snapshot about this exciting opportunity: 

The Parenting Orders Program supports families experiencing separation to strengthen the co-parenting relationship, reduce conflict, improve communication and focus on the needs of their children. Service delivery in this program includes individual support, counselling, psychoeducation and group programs for families experiencing separation. 

This position aims to support parents to focus together on the best interest of their children, resolve disputes, improve communication, reduce conflict, re-establish contact between parents and children and focus together on the best interest of their children.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments of individual parents, caregivers and children and young people where appropriate including screening of risk issues such as family violence.
  • Offer family counselling to parents and their children within the context of family separation.
  • If required act as a consultant in Child Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution practice.
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and to operate at all times with a cognisance of the provisions of the Act.

If you have the below skills & experience – we would love to hear from you! 

  • Degree in Psychology, Counselling, or Social Work (or related discipline) and eligibility for membership of the A.P.S, A.A.S.W or related professional association.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation.
  • Proven experience facilitating information sessions and education groups.

All about CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria.  The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person.  Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised.

We deliver excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

We draw on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours.  We value and respect human dignity, and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment. 

At CatholicCare Victoria we live our values of Respectfulness, Integrity, Inclusivity, Collaboration and Compassion.

Our employee benefits at CatholicCare Victoria offer: 

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. 

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

At CatholicCare Victoria we take inclusion and diversity seriously. We make diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of everything we do.  Our team, and those we serve are valued, respected, and encouraged to be their unique selves.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.

Want to apply for this exciting opportunity? Please see below! 

For further information and how to apply, visit our website 

Enquiries to:  Applicants are encouraged to contact Lylia Pham, Acting Team Leader, Parenting Orders Program on 0409 598 481 for a confidential discussion. 

Applications close:  Sunday, 1st October 2023.

Applications are required to be submitted via our website for your application to be considered. 

Please ensure your application includes your resume and a cover letter detailing a summary of your experience relevant to the position.

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 4344 4798.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 4344 4798.