Group Facilitator and Counsellor, Family Violence Anglicare WA

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Flexible working in a values driven, family friendly organisation
  • Support young people to develop healthy relationships
  • Generous salary packaging benefits

About us

Anglicare WA is a highly regarded not for profit organisation, delivering a diverse range of community services throughout Western Australia.  With over 630 staff and 220 volunteers, we are passionate about having a real and sustainable impact in the Western Australian community.

The Oak Program is a diversionary and intervention pilot program funded by WA Police to directly address family and domestic violence in the Albany region. Young perpetrators aged between 14-20 will be the focus of the program, with the aim to break the cycle of gender based family and domestic violence by changing the social, emotional, and psychological determinants of family violence, before abusive and violent behaviours become entrenched.  

Delivered in partnership with Albany Youth Support Association, this is an exciting opportunity to support young people to develop healthy ways of interacting in relationships. 

In this role, you’ll provide assessment, counselling and group work services to young people who have begun to develop abusive, controlling and coercive behaviors leading to domestic violence. 

This is a part time (0.9 FTE), maximum term position until June 2026.

About You

Your passion for working with young people and facilitation group work will shine you! You are driven to deliver quality services and will thrive in an organisation that encourages innovation and creativity.  

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Social Science or Counselling and significant industry experience with specialist knowledge relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated counselling experience in working with individuals and families in a therapeutic setting, preferably in respect to family and domestic violence and/or trauma
  • Demonstrated ability to work with young people and develop solutions that engage them in programs
  • Skills and experience in group facilitation
  • Experience working in culturally safe and responsive ways with clients from Aboriginal and other diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication
  • Theoretical knowledge of current family counselling and group work literature/models
  • Knowledge of victim survivor and perpetrator issues in Family and Domestic Violence
  • Knowledge of current theory, practice and issues related to family and domestic violence and trauma and impact on families
  • Ability to articulate and reflect upon personal and professional values and practice 

You must possess a current National Police Clearance valid within one year, ability to obtain a WA Working with Children Check, and a WA Drivers Licence.

Impact and benefits

Sharing your knowledge, skills and experience, you will make an impact to the lives of children, families and communities across the state. 

In return for your drive and commitment, we provide the support of an inclusive and welcoming community which places people at the heart of all the work we do and encourages broad thinking, curiosity, creativity and best practice.

Also:-

  • Starting salary is $92,615 p/a (pro rata) plus 11% super
  • Salary sacrifice up to $15,900 of pre tax income per year
  • Flexible, family friendly working conditions

Why join us?

At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work.  We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities.  We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better.  We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard.  

But don’t take our word for it!  Here is what our people think:

  • “Anglicare WA has a culture which celebrates people, the communities we work for and works in innovative ways with leadership who are connected with the work, everyone feels comfortable to be their unique selves here.”
  • “Anglicare WA is really great at living and breathing our values everyday across the organisation, celebrating the diversity within our workforce, doing things differently, constantly trying to break down barriers for clients and families, making new employees feel welcome, great communication!”
  • “Anglicare WA supports flexible working (incl WFH).   As a single parent my leaders have always been approachable and understanding. I really appreciate being part of an organisation that respects my responsibilities as a parent.”

Apply Now!

If the opportunity excites you to develop your career in an organisation whose values align with yours then we want to hear from you.

To apply, please click on the apply button and follow the prompts attaching a current detailed resume and covering letter. 

For further information please contact Carol Pearce, Service Manager Albany on 9845 6666 or email [email protected] 

Applications close on Thursday 7 September 2023 at 9am, however suitable candidates may be contacted sooner.  Anglicare WA reserves the right to close or extend advertising.

Child Safe: Anglicare WA is committed to providing safe environments where children and young people feel valued, respected and are protected from abuse and harm.

Inclusive: We actively promote a working environment that values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Voice to Parliament: Anglicare WA is committed to walking alongside First Nations people and support the establishment of a Voice to Parliament, enshrined in the Constitution.

Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.