Play Therapist – Emerald Centre for Play Therapy


Emerald Office

Centre for Play Therapy is a growing organisation with office locations throughout Queensland. We are currently seeking play therapists or counsellor, social workers or registered psychologists, interested in training in play therapy, to join our team in Emerald (1-2 days per week).

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct individual play therapy sessions with children on a regular basis as agreed with the parent or carer;
  • Conduct an initial parent/ carer consultation and ongoing parent/ carer consultations by phone or in person as required;
  • Complete written reports on work conducted as required;
  • Assist in conducting observations and reports related to family contact as requested;
  • Provide evidence in court proceedings as required;
  • Assist in facilitating groups for young people and parents/ carers as requested;
  • Assist in the facilitation of training programs where requested;
  • Engage in team meetings and supervision on a regular basis as agreed;
  • Maintain record- keeping practices in accordance with C4PT policies and procedures;
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Provide outreach support including travel where required
  • Assist in providing networking support where required

To be successful you will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a human service related field including counselling, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, art therapy or Early Childhood Education. 
  • Registration with the relevant professional association or body or ability to register
  • Must be willing to undertake post graduate certificate training in child-centred play therapy unless already trained in this specific therapy
  • Experience working with complex cases in the disability, trauma or child safety sectors is highly desirable

Why is Centre for Play Therapy such a great place to work?

As a C4PT employee you will receive:

  • Free individual clinical supervision monthly (or fortnightly on request)
  • Free group clinical supervision monthly
  • Free professional development opportunities via Masterclasses
  • A work computer and access to internet for work related purposes
  • Access to a team mobile phone for work related purposes
  • Access to an iPad for work related purposes
  • Monthly operational supervision
  • Monthly team meetings with your immediate and whole regional team
  • Monthly whole of office events (related to important causes we celebrate)
  • Team building events 
  • A fun, passionate, committed and supportive team
  • Opportunities for vertical and horizontal career progression
  • Job security with a permanent part time contract

Don’t just take our word for it, read below what current staff member Alison thinks of working at C4PT:


“Working for C4PT I have felt supported and encouraged to grow and learn as a Play Therapist. I have developed confidence, with management and peers celebrating with me as I reach clinical goals. It hasn’t always been an easy learning curve, but with colleagues in your corner it gives me the confidence to keep going and striving to be a better therapist which in turn benefits my kiddos and families.”

Our C4PT Values

COMPASSION– through nurturing a culture of inclusion, empathy and generosity in our relationships

HOPE– through approaching our work with optimism and by encouraging people to celebrate life and pursue their dreams and aspirations 

INTEGRITY– our relationships will be based on truth and honesty

RESPECT– by recognising and valuing the uniqueness of each individual 

INNOVATION – we openly embrace innovation and constructive processes of change through planning, self-reflection, evaluation, team development and measured risk taking

As an employee of C4PT you will be expected to uphold the standards outlined in C4PT’s Vision, Mission Statement, Values and Philosophy.

If you feel you meet the above criteria and align with our values, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].



Centre for Play Therapy

Job Salary

Part time