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Youth Counsellor
Company Name: Youth Focus
Locations: WA - Other
Categories: Counselling / Therapy
Work type: Permanent Part Time
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Youth Counsellor

  • Permanent position in Albany
  • Three or four days per week (0.60FTE – 0.80FTE)

Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that aims to prevent youth suicide and depression.  Each year, Youth Focus supports more than 3,500 young Western Australians through its no-cost professional and therapeutic counselling services.

Youth Focus champions a person-centred approach to counselling which incorporates education, support and evidence-based clinical interventions aimed at strengthening resiliency and coping resources.

Youth Focus are currently seeking an experienced part-time Youth Counsellor to provide a mix of office and school based prevention and early-intervention services in the Albany area.

This role will be responsible for providing support to young people aged 12 to 25 with early signs of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

 

Ideally you will have:

  • Registration/membership with a professional association (e.g. AHPRA, AASW ACA or PACFA) as a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, counsellor or mental health nurse.
  • Experience in supporting young clients through bio-psycho-social-sexual issues in a therapeutic setting, as well as engaging and including families in counselling as appropriate.
  • Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments to determine client suitability for early intervention services, including risk assessment/management plans and current mental health status.
  • Ability to develop case formulations and care plans.
  • Familiarity and use of outcome based measures to monitor and inform treatment progress.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle. 
  • Eligibility to provide services that attract a Medicare Rebate would be desirable

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation.
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging.
  • Well-appointed, youth friendly, office environment.
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities.
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements, which increase in line with tenure.
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.

You can apply for this position via the Seek website.

For further details please contact Chrystalla Georgiou on 08 6266 4333.



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