We are looking for dedicated and experienced counsellors to provide assessment, therapeutic work and case management to individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families impacted by family separation.
- We have both full time and part-time opportunities with salary based on our assessment of your qualifications, skills and experience.
- The roles are based in Bankstown and Sydney CBD/Inner west, with hybrid and flexible working arrangements supported.
About the Role
The Family Law Counsellor role provides assessment, therapeutic work and case management to individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families impacted by family separation. This is a designated “family counsellor” role under the Family Law Act and will support parents to remain child focused and to maintain safe relationships in the best interests of children.
This role will be responsible for:
- Delivering clinical and support services to individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families impacted by separation. Services may be provided through a range of therapeutic practise models including individual, couple or family counselling; post separation case management; child inclusive practice, and psychoeducational group facilitation with children or parents
- Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team including family dispute resolution practitioners
- Working in accordance with relevant professional practice standards and maintaining professional currency in family law counselling, therapeutic training and case management
- Maintaining a focus on the safety and wellbeing of clients and their families, underpinned by a thorough understanding of child development, child protection, and individual and systemic issues including Domestic and Family Violence
- Maintaining a thorough and up to date understanding of the relevant provisions of the Family Law Act (1975), the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act (1998) and other relevant legislation as it applies to Family Counsellors and operating with cognizance of the legislative provisions
To be a suitable candidate you will have:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology or counselling, and eligibility for membership with a relevant professional Board or Association
- Demonstrated experience and skills in working with adults and children impacted by relationship breakdown, family separation and family law processes, to meet the requirements for designated family counsellors under the Family Law Act
- Demonstrated experience and skills in providing therapeutic interventions and case management within a trauma- informed practice model, assessing and responding to the impact of issues including separation, domestic and family violence, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, grief and loss, and child protection
- Demonstrated knowledge of child development, Child Protection Legislation and the Family Law Act
- Demonstrated ability to engage with and support children and young people
- Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, and competence in using client management systems and phone/online modes of service delivery
- Demonstrated experience and skills in working with Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Communities and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
- Demonstrated ability to appraise and critically reflect on clinical work and participation in clinical supervision
- Desirable: demonstrated experience in psycho-educational group facilitation
What Can We Offer You?
- Access to salary packaging – this allows you to save on tax and increase your overall take home pay
- Active commitment to clinical and professional development
- We support hybrid working arrangements for work-life balance
- An innovative staff wellbeing program, as well as access to an Employee Assistance Program (free and confidential counselling service)
How to Apply
Click Apply now to begin your online application! To be considered for this role, you will need to attach your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role (refer to the criteria in the position description provided).Applications for this position close 30 June 2022. However, please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting and interviews may commence whilst the advert is open.
Need more information? Please contact Practice Manager Andree Borc on 0408 233 075 or 02 9707 8555.
CatholicCare Sydney is a leading not-for-profit agency providing care and support to people in Sydney across a wide range of social services: Children and families, relationships, ageing, disability, employment, mental health and youth programs. We are the official social services agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
At CatholicCare, we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers and students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of engagement.
CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and will also require a Working with Children Check.
CatholicCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice for Women. People of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply; people living with a disability are encouraged to apply.