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Youth Counselling And Support Services Counsellor

City Of Casey - Narre Warren, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: City Of Casey


  • Post graduate qualifications in mental health and experience delivering mental health interventions
  • Full time permanent opportunity with monthly RDO
  • $87,240.06 – $95,902 + plus super and great benefits

About Casey

The City of Casey is the largest and one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria. The Council plans and delivers quality services and infrastructure for the more than 356,600 residents who call Casey home.

At Casey we live our values of dreaming big, empowering each other and making our community proud.

About the role

This role sits in the Youth Counselling and Support Services team as part of Child, Youth & Family Engagement. Youth counsellors deliver both face to face and telehealth appointments to young people aged 10-25 from a range of locations across the municipality as well as at the home office under flexible work arrangements.

The Youth Counsellor will provide therapeutic counselling, parent/carer support and referral pathways for Casey’s young people and their families utilising the following specialist skills and knowledge:

In this role you will demonstrate:

  • Skills in assessment, counselling, individual support and group work.
  • Ability to network and liaise with a range of people and organisations.
  • Ability to solve problems, think laterally, research and apply information.
  • Understanding of contemporary youth and family issues, including knowledge of the youth services sector, relevant policy & best practice.
  • Understanding of child and youth development principles, and the developmental stages of young people.
  • Ability to adhere to relevant legislation and regulations, including case noting and record keeping.
  • Proficiency in the application of a theoretical or scientific discipline, including the underlying principles as distinct from the practices.
  • Ability to use the available digital tools to a high level
  • Ability to deliver quality services from multiple sites including an outreach component, managing time and resources with a high degree of efficiency and autonomy.

About you

  • Post graduate qualified professionals in either Psychology, Counselling, Mental Health Social Work or related discipline:
  • At least 3 years mental health experience post qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of counselling, case formulation and interventions across a range of mental health conditions and presentations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based therapeutic approaches relevant to young people and their families, including young people from diverse groups.
  • Sound knowledge in the identification and assessment of potential risk of harm to a young person and the development of comprehensive safety plans.

About our benefits

Our workplace is an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

Our benefits include

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working options supported
  • Study assistance
  • Health initiatives
  • Access to our support and wellbeing programs

We encourage people with a disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

The City of Casey has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

The City of Casey reserves the right not to make any appointments for this position.

Salary: starts at $87,240.06 (Band 6) per annum, plus superannuation

Applications close: 24 June 2021 at 11:55pm

Narre Warren, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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