Family Counsellor

Employer: UnitingCare Queensland

Region: Sunshine Coast

Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Job Description:

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We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Family Counsellor to join our UnitingCare team working within our Child and Family, Family Intervention Service supporting the North Coast Region (Sunshine Coast) for a fixed term contract of 6 months.

The Role:

In this role you will provide a holistic response to the needs of each individual in the family and to the family unit as a whole, to support children who are at imminent risk of out of home placement or whom require reunification following a period of out of home care. You will provide practical and emotional support while working within therapeutic care framework to offer opportunities for families to create a better future. This intensive family support occurs with in the family home.

About You:

Ideally you will have previous experience within a similar position where you have worked with families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds in addition you will have a strong capability to utilise therapeutic processes and practices. Supplementing the above you will be tertiary Qualified within a Human Service related discipline (Minimum Bachelor Degree) with relevant registration with a nationally recognised professional body.

In addition it is an inherent requirement of this role that the individual appointed be able to present at the time of appointment a Current drivers license and “working with Children check” (Blue card).

Please note we are a person centre organisation as such all applicants to this role will need to demonstrate a willingness to be flexible in service delivery hours as you may be required to support where nesscary in on call/out of hours response.

About Us:

As one of the largest employers in the sector and the state, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills with a values based organization where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UnitingCare offer a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

To Apply:

So don’t hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare and apply now by submitting your cover letter and resume!

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