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Adolescent and Family Counsellor

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
22 Jan 2020
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. 

Type: Full Time 

Location: Canberra, ACT

Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 5) + full salary packaging options available

Noffs is looking for an Adolescent & Family Counsellor to provide drug and alcohol counselling and case management to young people aged 12-25 who are experiencing issues such as substance use and mental health. 

Responsibilities and duties include, but not limited to:

  • Conducting and interpreting assessments.
  • Formulating clinical and case work treatment plans in collaboration with each young person.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide substance use and/or mental health interventions. 
  • Deliver early intervention, prevention and harm minimisation strategies.
  • Facilitating planned and impromptu group sessions, as well as conducting groups and presentations for clients and external services/agencies.
  • Liaising effectively with referrers, service providers, key stakeholders and/or family and carers to ensure the best service for our young people.
  • Maintaining accurate client records, statistics and reports in a timely manner. 

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Recognised and appropriate tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling or equivalent discipline.
  • Clinical experience working with young people with a range of problems including substance abuse, mental health concerns, early life trauma and associated issues.
  • Experience in conducting clinical assessments, developing treatment plans, and delivering appropriate clinical interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or experience in providing effective compassionate individual counselling, as well as brief family interventions.
  • Ability to facilitate groups, workshops & presentations for clients, other external services/agencies & client groups.
  • Strong personal and interpersonal boundaries.
  • Good oral and written communication of clinical information and reports.
  • Work effectively as a team member and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid ACT Working With Vulnerable People Card prior to commencing employment. 
  • Current Driver Licence and a good driving record.

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 15 February 2020. 

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

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 experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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