headspace Family Inclusive Practice Counsellor Relationships Australia


Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.


At headspace, family is defined uniquely by each young person. Family is considered an integral part of a young person’s circle of care. Family and other caregivers whether by birth, choice or circumstance hold a significant role in supporting a young person. The term family may include parents, caregivers, siblings, partners, Elders, mentors and others who are viewed by youth as people who play a significant emotional, cultural or other role in their life.


With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

The Family Inclusive Practice Counsellor will work with the headspace Batemans Bay team, young people and their family and friends to provide evidence-based, family inclusive service delivery (as per headspace National Family Inclusive Practice Principles) to people accessing the headspace Batemans Bay Centre

Your new role

In consultation with the Manager and Clinical Lead of headspace Batemans Bay, the Family Inclusive Practice Counsellor:

  • Supports and promotes the active role of families in the care of young people.
  • Provides tailored, evidence-based interventions for family and friends of young people accessing the service.
  • Develops resources for families supporting young people and have these resources available in the centre.
  • Provides opportunities for family involvement at key stages of the clinical care of young people, promoting a centre culture where “three way” communication between young person and family and clinician is standard practice in the care of the young person.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work and eligible for membership of the AASW or relevant qualifications and experience in family therapy/counselling with professional registration as relevant to qualifications.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of key issues in relation to the health and wellbeing needs of family or carers of young people with emerging mental health and/or substance use problems.
  3. Previous experience working therapeutically with families and/or group interventions to family and carers of young people.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based approaches to assessment and family intervention and clinical practice as well as demonstrated excellence in the practical application of such, in the areas of youth mental health and alcohol and drug use.

This position is part time, 30 hours per week, fixed term till 30June 2025.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a leadership position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply” button below.

Position description with selection criteria is available at www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

For further information, contact Paul Spooner, headspace Manager on 4403 1773 or email [email protected] to have a discussion.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Thursday 1 December 2022



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