Adolescent and Family Counsellor

Employer: Ted Noffs Foundation

Region: Logan

Closing Date: 15 September 2019

Job Description:

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Type: Full Time

Location: Logan QLD (Home Base) and outreach across South Brisbane and Ipswich region

Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 5) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation is a nationwide organisation, which offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australian become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians.

Noffs is looking for a dynamic and compassionate Adolescent and Family Counsellor to provide counselling to vulnerable young people aged 12-25 with, or at risk of alcohol or other drug-related difficulties. The successful candidate will assist young people in rebuilding their relationships with their families and other significant people in their lives and to manage their lives more effectively.

This role is based out of The Street University, Logan, an innovative youth driven space that engages at risk young people through a range of educational, recreational, cultural and art-based programs. The counsellors will provide clinical support within this environment and within an outreach setting.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Provide individual counselling as required.
  • Conduct a thorough assessment of each young person.
  • Actively maintain contact with young people in the service as appropriate.
  • Deliver early intervention and prevention strategies.
  • Encourage and support young people to develop and implement strategies aimed at reducing and/or ceasing drug use.
  • Ensure young people have proper representation and access to all services they may require.
  • Arrange community networking for a young person to encourage positive interactions in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Liaise effectively with referrers, service providers and/or family and carers to ensure the best service for our young people.
  • Maintain accurate records, statistics and reports.
  • Expectation to work in an outreach setting to the catchment areas and within the home base.
  • Willingness to engage young people through soft entry techniques.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. psychology, counselling, social work,
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work with young people between the ages of 12-25yo.
  • Ability to operate in an outreach setting.
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and as a practitioner with minimal supervision.
  • Strong personal and interpersonal boundaries.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Must hold and maintain a current Drivers License (provisional license minimum) and a cleared QLD Blue Card.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in the drug and alcohol sector.
  • Registration or eligible for membership with AHPRA or other professional association.
  • Minimum 2 years direct counselling experience.

Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

For further information or to submit your application, email us at [email protected] (Resume and Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria), using the subject line: Adolescent and Family Counsellor application via QCOSS. Application should be submitted by 15 September 2019.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.



Name: Gerhananing Rosari