Outreach Counsellor Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn


We are currently seeking an Outreach Counsellor to:

  • Provide clients with early intervention counselling in individual, family or group settings; practical assistance and support; psychoeducation, information, referral and education according to client needs and contractual obligations;
  • Participate in other program activities, such as intake, active hold and client allocation process, as required;
  • Undertake assessments and interventions with CYP and their families in the home or at other locations as required;
  • Participate in program development and research as required;
  • Work collaboratively with other team members and key stakeholders to maintain and enhance service delivery;
  • Ensure service delivery adheres to funded activities;
  • Demonstrate personal and professional ethics;
  • Participate in regular clinical supervision, reflective practice and team case consultation;
  • Complete necessary data collection, case notes, client records and other administrative duties;
  • Assist in the maintenance of client records to meet privacy, confidentiality and security standards, client file audits and transfer of files;
  • Liaise with internal and external professionals to complete assessments or make referrals;
  • Contribute to the implementation of systems improvement initiatives;
  • Observe protocols to ensure the safety of clients and staff; and
  • Maintain professional knowledge and continue to develop knowledge and expertise in relation to professional skills and professional regulatory requirements.


The Role

As a New Horizon’s Outreach Counsellor, you will provide early intervention, counselling support to children and young people (0-18 years) showing early signs, or at risk of developing mental health concerns. New Horizons operates according to the following principles: early intervention, child and young person-centred, family focused, flexible, accessible and responsive. As an Outreach Counsellor you will use attachment-informed, strength and relationship-based approaches to work with CYP and families. You will provide early intervention to address current difficulties and emerging mental health concerns that may compromise the CYP’s developmental outcomes. The program provides a range of services to CYP depending on the assessed need including home or community visiting, counselling, group work, telehealth and referral to other relevant services.


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people ‘ s lives – we want to hear from you!!!


What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas.

Marymead CatholicCare’s employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, free parking, and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

Marymead CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration while adhering to our values of Care & Compassion, Inclusivity, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card 

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address the key responsibilities in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


Please send your applications to:  [email protected] For more information or to  apply please visit: www.mccg.org.au


Closing Date: 29/09/2023


Marymead CatholicCare has a commitment to child safeguarding and zero tolerance to child abuse.  Marymead CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.



Marymead CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

Job Salary

Full time