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Adolescent and Family Counsellor (Maternity Leave Cover)

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.1 out of 53.1 overall rating (11 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
25 Oct 2019
Brisbane, Northern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Type: Full Time, Fixed-Term until May 2020

Location: Morayfield, QLD (and outreach)

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.

The Queensland team supports young people experiencing substance use & mental health issues through engagement, case management and counselling.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Provide individual counselling as required.
  • Conducting a thorough assessment of each young person and, in collaboration with him or her.
  • Actively maintaining 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.
  • Arranging community networking for a young person to encourage positive interactions in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Maintenance of accurate records, statistics and reports.
  • Expectation to work in an outreach setting to five catchment areas and within the home base.
  • Willingness to engage young people through soft entry techniques.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Recognised and appropriate tertiary qualifications with a minimum of 2-years counselling experience.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to provide effective compassionate individual and family therapy for young people and their families.
  • Experience conducting thorough assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience and flexibility to operate in an outreach setting and within the home base.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Good oral and written communication of clinical information and reports.
  • You must not be a person prohibited to work with children under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid Blue Card prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working with young people with AOD problems.
  • Clinical experience in working with young people with a range of problems including depression, conduct disorder, self-herm, childhood trauma etc.
  • Experience in conducting a clinical assessment, developing appropriate treatment plans, delivering appropriate interventions, and liaising closely with other professionals in your role of management of young people.

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: 

Submit your application via SEEK (Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria) by 10 November 2019. Rolling interviews may be performed so applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest point.

For further information, contact us at Please note only successful applicants will be contacted.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a counsellor?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have experience in a community outreach environment?

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