About the Role
• Centre 360 Youth and Family Service (formerly the Come In Youth Resource Centre) is looking for a passionate counsellor to join our team.
• We offer flexible working conditions and salary packaging.
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
Centre 360 Youth and Family Service is looking for a therapist and supervisor to join our team. This is a part-time position, 3-4 days per week. The role is varied, with a primary focus on supervising Centre counsellors and supporting them to develop their practice around counselling vulnerable young people and building relationships with their caregivers or families.
As a supervisor, you’ll play an important role in the effective functioning of the Centre and provide guidance on clinical governance. In particular, reflective practice and high quality supervision are important to our work, so you will be leading and participating in professional development activities in these areas.
You’ll also be involved in direct practice. The role includes a small client load and may include running or co-facilitating client groups or programs – while ensuring that workload is within the capacity of the three-day a week position.
At Centre 360, you’ll be working with a group of passionate adolescent and family counsellors, who believe in the value and potential of all young people. We’re committed to delivering high-quality therapeutic services to young people and their families and value systemic, strengths-based, trauma-informed, and evidence-based approaches to practice. The Centre values flexible and creative ways of working with young people and their families, including outreach. We also emphasise the importance of therapeutic engagement and cultural competence in our work, and believe in the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change.
The Centre places great value on its staff. We cultivate a safe, just, and engaging workplace where professionals can do their best work and grow their skills and knowledge. We’re also committed to fostering the wellbeing of all team members and offer flexible working hours to support work/life balance.
We believe in social justice and ensure our practices are inclusive of diverse cultures, genders, sexualities, family structures, and belief systems. Moreover, we believe that diversity enriches our work and actively build a team with diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and approaches.
About the Organisation
Centre 360 Youth and Family Service (the Centre) is a community-based adolescent counselling and support service at Paddington, operating since 1978, and is part of St Francis Social Services. We provide individual and family counselling, advocacy, practical assistance, group work, and mentoring programs to highly disadvantaged young people aged 12-24 years and their families who either reside in or move through the inner city of Sydney and South-Eastern Sydney.
The Centre commonly works in the areas of trauma and loss, adolescent mental health, family difficulties and breakdown, family violence, substance abuse, homelessness, and juvenile and young adult offending. We work to strengthen young people’s connection to their families and communities, enhance their well-being and resilience, and to help them achieve positive life outcomes such as good physical and mental health, healthy relationship skills, strong support networks, stable housing, employment, education, and training.
The Centre operates a number of integrated projects:
- Adolescent and Family counselling and support: Individual counselling, family therapy, parenting programs and case management, with a focus on early intervention. We use a trauma informed and strengths based approach to our work with all our clients. We also draw on several other therapeutic frameworks, depending on the needs of the individual client and skills of the counsellor, including Attachment Theory, Developmental theory, Narrative Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic theory, Motivational interviewing and Family Systemic Therapy.
- Group Based Programs: a range of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups for adolescents and Triple P and Circle of Security for parents. Existing groups are facilitated with a range of external providers, including educational institutions and residential services.
- Mentoring Programs:
- TeamUp: A social and wellbeing mentoring Program for disadvantaged young people aged 15-21
- Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) partnership: Young people are partnered with employees from the HSF law firm for group social and recreational mentoring activities. They also receive a scholarship to put towards their education.
We often combine counselling with casework, enabling our team to assist young people and their families with their internal needs (mental health) at the same time as improving their relationships in their external world (family, school and community.) We also create a safe, supportive environment or go to places young people and families feel safe, to remove barriers that may prevent young people from attending therapeutic sessions.
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 0417046611
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application. Please attach, if possible, in a single document to email@example.com:
- A letter of no more than 3 pages responding to the questions below. You do not need to respond directly to the essential and desirable selection criteria. However, the criteria provide a guide as to what to include in your responses to the questions.
- Your CV.
1. What’s your approach to counselling young people?
- Include theories or models you apply in your work, and values that drive your practice.
- Provide examples of where you have applied a particular approach – what was the situation, what was your role/responsibility, what did you do, and what was the outcome?
2. What’s your experience in working with adolescents and what do you think is important to do or consider when working with this group?
- Include what you think is important when working with young people and families from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are considered ‘at risk’.
3. What’s your experience in and approach to supervising other therapists/counsellors?
Please quote in application: Supervisor – Part Time (3-4 Days) via Pro Bono Australia.