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Child and Family Therapist (counsellor)

  • 497540
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Part time permanent

About the opportunity

This is a permanent part-time opportunity, working 3 days / week and will be located in Parramatta's CBD 

Uniting Counselling and Mediation has a long history of high-quality service delivery, being well regarded and connected with Family Law stakeholders.  You will provide counselling for children and young people and their parents/carers This includes innovative telehealth and digital options, child inclusive practice, and psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for children, young people and their parents/carers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality child, youth and family counselling to repair and strengthen family relationships and individual self determination
  • Provide family therapy in conjunction with other Uniting Counselling and Mediation Staff (e.g. family dispute resolution practitioner) in a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Provide child consultation as part of child inclusive practice to families after separation and divorce, including involuntary and court-ordered clients.
  • Assist in the development, facilitation and promotion of clinical group work programs within the center, and with external stakeholders such as community services and schools.
  • Under the direction of the Centre Manager/Supervisor, you’ll liaise and network with relevant agencies to facilitate effective and high-quality services to our clients including the development and implementation of specific case management models.


About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work or other equivalent and relevant field.
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents in a therapeutic setting with family law matters.
  • Experience in group work programs.
  • Competence in working with issues of violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high conflict individuals, couples and families with complex issues.
  • Understanding of child protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be able to contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Excellent communication, organization and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Meet the program specific client targets

Even better:

  • Eligibility for membership to relevant professional bodies (eg. AASW, APS, PACFA)
  • Accredited post graduate training in individual, children, youth or family therapy
  • Minimum three years previous experience in individual, child/youth or family therapy.
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Prior experience in group facilitation
  • Experience working with court ordered and involuntary clients
  • Experience and expertise in program promotion and liaison.
  • Experience in working within a Family Law context.
  • Familiarity with the Family Law Act 1975 and other relevant legislation (e.g. Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act).


Why Work at Uniting

  • Do you thrive on a challenge and enjoy doing something different every day?  You can exercise choice through our culture of continuous conversations and have a voice in our diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • To have a career that matters in an organisation that focuses on making an impact
  • Receive comprehensive training and development in areas of child, youth and family counselling and to learn within a supportive work environment
  • To work within a strong clinical and supervision framework.
  • Do you want to increase your disposable income by reducing the tax you pay?  As a Uniting employee you can package up to $15,900 from your salary for every day purchases, and up to $2650 for entertainment purposes. 
  • You receive up to 5 ex-gratia days (on top of annual leave) at the end of the year.

What’s next?

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

For further information, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on 0466 801 937  for more information.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.  

 At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment

Applications close: 11:55pm  Wednesday 26th January 2022


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