About the business
The Courage Project is a collaboration between Bravehearts and Mackay Women’s Services (MWS) to provide a trauma informed mental health service for children under 14 years old who have and/or are experiencing physical and/or sexual abuse/assault and at risk of self-harm in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac area. The Courage Project brings together over 45 years of collective experience protecting children and young people.
About the role
Reporting to the Practice Manager, the Therapeutic Clinician provides counselling to children under the age of 14 years old.
The key areas of responsibilities include:
- Provide professional counselling to children, young people and their non-offending family members.
- Conduct assessments with clients at the beginning and completion of therapy.
- Maintain accurate and timely recordings of sessions through case notes.
- Undertake travel throughout the Whitsunday Region to deliver an outreach program.
- Compile concise and professional reports when required internally as well as to external bodies, such as the NQPHN, Department of Child Safety Youth & Women, Police, and Family Law Court.
- Attend regular supervision and counselling meetings.
- Meet the annual continued professional development requirements of the relevant professional body to maintain registration.
For a full copy of the Position Description please visit bravehearts.org.au/careers/
Benefits and perks
Qualified and passionate staff are attracted to Bravehearts’ culture where success is celebrated, life balanced and self-care is expected. There are many benefits when working for Bravehearts including:
- In house clinical supervision
- Monthly professional development days
- Small annual allowance to put towards external professional development
- A culture of self-care
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Paid birthday day off
- Salary sacrifice options
- Equal opportunities for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture or ethnic background
Skills and experience
The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in trauma counselling and be proficient in individual counselling and family support, in addition to a sound understanding of the effects of child sexual assault on individual, family, interpersonal, and societal levels. Candidates need to possess a tertiary qualification in psychology, counselling or social work and a registration and/or membership with a governing body of profession (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Australian Counselling Association or the Australian Association of Social Work).
Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, as well as exceptional organisational and Microsoft office skills are essential to this role. A demonstrated understanding of child protection legislation relevant to service delivery is required.
As a child-safe organisation a candidate must possess a driver’s licence and must have or be willing to apply for a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and National Police Certificate.
If you are looking for that opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives apply today via Seek ensuring to include a CV and cover letter explaining why YOU would be the right candidate for this role.
Applications will be considered as you apply.
People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.