Position Vacant - Family Counsellor, headspace Wagga Wagga

About Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region 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.

Family Counsellor

The position will provide therapeutic support to families, group interventions and collaboration with existing community agencies to increase capacity to provide meaningful support to family, friends, and carers of young people with emerging mental health issues.

Your new role

  • Full time, ongoing contract

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Located at Wagga Wagga, NSW

  • Annual salary between $87,069.44 – $92,216.55

In consultation with the Manager, Clinical Lead of headspace Wagga Wagga, the Family Counsellor:

  • Provide tailored, evidence-based interventions for family, friends of young people accessing the service.

  • Provide 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.

  • Promote, recruit members, and coordinate the “headspace Wagga Wagga Family and Friends group.”

  • Participate in ‘Tuning into Teens ‘training and provide structured group sessions that provide Psych-education, support and skill building for family and friends to better support young people attending the centre.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. Qualification in the field of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Social Science. Current registration/membership with at least one of the following: Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Australian Association for Social Workers (AASW); Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and Level 2 or above Australian Counselling Association (ACA). (or willingness to complete).

  2. 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.

  3. Demonstrated knowledge & understanding of particular issues facing minority and diverse communities and ability to respond respectfully, and in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally diverse communities and LGBTQIA communities

  4. Knowledge and understanding of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and demonstrated ability to integrate principles into own learning and work practices

Applications will be assessed when they have been received and the position may be filled prior to the closing date if the successful applicant has been identified.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 10 April 2023

For further information, contact Shane – headspace Manager on 69379 000 or email [email protected] to have a discussion.