Child and Family Therapist (counsellor) – Supporting Children After Separation

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Sydney - South West and M5 Corridor
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About the opportunity

This position is offered on a permanent part-time basis working 3 days / week and is based at UCM Campbelltown

– Required to work across the following days and times:
Wednesday & Friday 9am -5pm and Thursday’s 11am – 7pm

Uniting Counselling and Mediation has a long history of high-quality service delivery, being well regarded and connected with Family Law stakeholders.  You will provide individual, youth and family counselling for families. This includes digital options, child inclusive practice, and psycho-educational and therapeutic groups for individuals. young people and their parents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality individual, child, youth and family therapy to repair and strengthen family relationships
  • Provide family therapy in conjunction with other Uniting Counselling and Mediation Staff (e.g. family dispute resolution practitioner) in a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Provide child consultation as part of child inclusive practice to families after separation and divorce, including involuntary and court-ordered clients.
  • Assist in the development, facilitation and promotion of clinical group work programs within the centre, and with external stakeholders such as community services and schools.
  • Under the direction of the Centre Manager/Supervisor, you’ll liaise and network with relevant agencies to facilitate effective and high-quality services to our clients including the development and implementation of specific case management models.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work or other equivalent and relevant field.
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents (aged 5-18 years) in a therapeutic setting with family law matters.
  • Experience in group work programs.
  • Competence in working with issues of violence.
    Understanding of child protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be able to contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Meet the program specific client targets


Even better:

  • Eligibility for membership to relevant professional bodies (eg. AASW, APS, PACFA)
  • Experience in individual, couple and family therapy.
  • Experience working with court ordered and involuntary clients
  • Experience in working within a Family Law context.
  • Familiarity with the Family Law Act 1975 and other relevant legislation (e.g. Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act).


Why Work at Uniting

  • To have a career that matters in an organisation that focuses on making an impact
  • Receive comprehensive training and development in areas of child, youth and family counselling and to learn within a supportive work environment
  • To work within a strong clinical and supervision framework.
  • Do you want to increase your disposable income by reducing the tax you pay?  As a Uniting employee you can package up to $15,900 from your salary for every day purchases, and up to $2650 for entertainment purposes. 
  • You receive up to 5 ex-gratia days (on top of annual leave) at the end of the year.
  • Up to 76 hours of family violence leave

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organisation excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started! Contact Alex Sullivan / 0466801937 should you have any questions. 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.

Closing date: 11:55pm Wednesday 12th June, 2024


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