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Family Counsellor

UnitingCare Queensland - Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Position Details

Reference Number 27083
Position Title Family Counsellor
Employment Type Permanent Part Time, Permanent Full Time
Directorate Child & Family Services
Location Emerald
Classification level range
Position Summary

The Opportunity:

We are currently seeking an experienced and dedicated Family Counsellor to work as a part of our UnitingCare Family Intervention Service Team based in Emerald. We are open to offering Full Time or Part Time for the successful candidate.

As a Family Counsellor you will provide a holistic response to the needs of each individual in the family and to the family unit as a whole, to families whose children are at imminent risk of out of home placement or requiring reunification following a period of out of home care to address issues relating to, but not limited to, child protection concerns. By providing practical and emotional support and counselling, families are offered opportunities to make informed decisions about, and change for their future.

What you'll need:

  • A tertiary qualification (minimum Bachelor Degree) in a relevant human services field with relevant experience in previous roles; and where relevant, registration with a nationally recognised professional body is desirable.
  • Current QLD Driver Licence - Presentation of a current Drivers Licence must be made before your appointment to the position can be confirmed.
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • The successful applicant must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility may be requested.
  • Previous experience working with or identify as a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent highly regarded and are encouraged to apply
Supporting you to support others:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organisation where people are at the centre of everything we do. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:
  • Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
  • Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
  • Ongoing learning & development
Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

For more information, please contact the details below.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.
Selection Criteria Essential: Demonstrated skills and sound knowledge gained through experience working with children and families. Experience in the area of child protection is preferred but not essential.
Essential: Sound knowledge of and demonstrated ability to utilise therapeutic processes and practices, particularly in relation to child protection, including the ability to analyse, evaluate and make objective judgements and recommendations.
Essential: Highly developed interpersonal and communication frameworks and practices, that are congruent with a strengths based approach and demonstrated professional integrity, with respect to such matters of confidentiality and client interests.
Essential: Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively within a team, willingness to participate in shared on call responsibilities and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
Essential: Demonstrated ability to work in ways that are innovative, inclusive and culturally appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
Essential: Demonstrated ability to operate within a case management framework including the ability to manage and maintain client documentation and proficiency in the use of computer systems and software.
Contact Person Len Phillipson
Contact Number 0457 172 286
Closing Date 22/04/2021
Position Description and/or
Supporting Information PD_Family Counsellor.pdf

UnitingCare Queensland

Brisbane City, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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