Child & Family Therapist


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Newcastle and Hunter
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Healthcare & Medical

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As a Child and Family therapist you will provide a range of therapeutic and group work services to individuals, children, couples and families aimed at improving health and wellbeing and an increased capacity to manage and experience relationships positively.  

This is a part time permanent position working 21 hours per week as part of the Counselling and Mediation team based in Newcastle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional Individual, Child, Couple and Family Therapy/ Counselling in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Provide family therapy sessions and interventions to individuals, couples, families, children, young people and extended families.
  • Provide assessment and screening processes for families.
  • Provide family therapy to involuntary and court-order clients.
  • Actively contribute to the development of innovative practice in working therapeutically with children and families, in the programs target group.
  • Maintain accurate and professional client records in accordance with the Federal Privacy Act, Family Law Act and Uniting Counselling and Mediation policy and procedures including all written material, audio- visual records. Telephone messages and conversations.
  • Where necessary provide post-separation clinical services for clients referred in accordance with the Family Law Act.
  • Assist in the development, facilitation and promotion of clinical group programs offered at the regional office.
  • Provide after-hours services one evening a week.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling.
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant professional body (AASW, APS, PACFA).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high conflict individuals, couples and families with complex issues.
  • Understanding of child protection issues.
  • Competence in working with issues of violence.
  • Familiarity with the Family Law Act 1975 and other relevant legislation (eg Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection Act).
  • Previous experience in individual, couple and family therapy.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and report writing skills.
  • Current NSW Working with Children’s Check.

Uniting has identified this position as an essential role within the Counselling and Mediation program. While we will always provide a safe working environment and take into consideration all relevant Government, Health and/or Emergency Services advice, in this role you will provide critical services to our clients that we expect will continue to be delivered in some capacity during events such as pandemics and natural disasters.

Applications close on the 29th September.  

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.

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