Better Place Australia has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community-focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 23 locations in Victoria.
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates keen to be considered for appointment as a Family and Relationship Counsellor at our Narre Warren Office.
The appointee is responsible for providing short term counselling for individuals, adolescents, couples and families. In doing so, the appointee will work closely with Better Place Australia colleagues in developing a coordinated and integrated approach to assisting clients to resolve relationship difficulties effectively.
Required Qualifications and Experience
To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the effects of conflict on families and relationships together with knowledge and experience in brief therapy approaches, conflict resolution approaches and short-term counselling processes.
Experience in working with young people, couples, families and individuals in providing short term counselling, family therapy and other assistance is essential as is experience in dealing with parenting issues, adolescents and complex family dynamics.
Mediation experience with adolescents and parents would be a distinct advantage. Medicare registered service providers are particularly encouraged to apply, as are candidates with Psychology or Mental Health Social Work backgrounds.
Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice, to back that claim we offer:
- Generous above award salary rates
- Salary packaging (which increases your take-home pay)
- Additional annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
- Annual leave loading of 17.5% loading
- An 11% superannuation contribution
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- Up to 20 days family violence leave
- Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities
This role is available on a part time basis (0.6 – 0.8 FTE). Evening work (until 8pm) will be required one day per week currently on a Tuesday.
Here at Better Place Australia we embrace flexible ways of working including work from home. We encourage you to talk to us about what flexibility might look like for you and your individual needs.
Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference. As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued. We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.
Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.
Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Apply today – we look forward to hearing from you.
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