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Youth and Family Group Worker

  • 499776
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Full time permanent
  • Part time permanent

About the Opportunity 

This is a permanent part-time (28 hours/ week)  opportunity that will be based in Bourke and will involve some travel across the region. 

This role is responsible for providing a range of therapeutic and group work services to individuals, children, couples and families in and around the Bourke region and is aimed at improving health and wellbeing and an increased capacity to manage and experience relationships positively.

As the Youth and Family Group Worker, you will provide a welcoming first point of contact for young people seeking support through community outreach to schools and community services.

You will need to have an in depth understanding of mental health issues young people can experience, as well as the ability to assertively engage with vulnerable young people and their families, including those who may exhibit challenging behaviours. 

 About You

  • Minimum Cert IV qualification or willingness to work towards a qualification in Community Services or currently studying towards your qualification 
  • Hold a current provisional Drivers Licence or above
  • Demonstarted connections to the Bourke and surrounding community
  • Understanding of Child Protection issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Strong communication, organisation and report writing skills
  • Proven computer skills including word processing, accessing emails and internet and the willingness to be trained in a data collection system

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.


Contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting's Talent Acquisition Team should you have any questions; 0466801937 / asullivan@uniting.org 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

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