About the role
The Child and Adolescent Counsellor is primarily responsible for providing therapeutic counselling to young people aged 6-18 years, who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness and/or family violence in various forms including; individual, family therapy and group work, while the role is child focused, this service adopts a family orientated approach, requiring close work with the child’s/adolescents family to encourage their engagement in relation to the young person’s needs.
This role operates largely on an outreach basis, however is still office based and therefore works closely alongside all other works with the Families and Children’s Specialist Services team. The Child and Adolescent Counsellor position receives referrals from local primary schools, child protection, specialist family violence and homelessness services and the community. All young people accessing the service will require a comprehensive assessment to be undertaken to determine individual therapeutic needs.
About the organisation
Junction Support Services (JSS) is committed to social change and has been working to reduce poverty and homelessness in communities in North East Victoria since 1989.
We are a not for profit community service organisation providing support to children, young people, single adults and families who are disadvantaged through poverty, homelessness, family violence, mental ill health, and drug and alcohol addiction.
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:
- Equity, Access & Diversity
Our values are embedded in our organisation and form the basis of our strategic and business planning, recruitment processes, training and leadership development.
We provide trusted human services to our clients by promoting our values to achieve our goals. We ensure our staff treat people as individuals and promote and encourage decision making and community involvement across our service areas.
Our employees proudly provide quality services to our clients in a flexible, honest, fair and confidential manner.
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Child and Adolescent Counsellor x 2 - Part-Time Wodonga and Wang via Pro Bono Australia.