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Family Relationship & School Counsellor BEGA

Branch: Bega

Full time/ Part-time position with competitive salary and benefits

Available for immediate start

Family Friendly

CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a presence in the community for over 60 years providing a range of services. Join a team of social workers, counsellors and psychologists committed to providing evidence based therapeutic counselling and group work interventions to individuals, couples and families.  Key focus areas include family dynamics, relationships and family law matters as well as providing school counselling support to Catholic schools in the region. Join a team of social workers, counsellors and psychologists committed to providing evidence based therapeutic counselling and group work interventions to individuals, couples and families as well as school based student and family counselling.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager of Counselling Services and/or Manager of Student and Family Counselling, you will be providing therapeutic counselling to Individuals of all ages, CouplesFamilies and Carers. You will also be providing student and family counselling. Student and Family counsellors are an integral part of a school’s pastoral care program and will work with students, families and school staff to build safety, recovery, relationships and resilience for a child / young person’s social, emotional and educational wellbeing In addition, your duties may include (but not be limited to):

  • Carrying out individual, couple and family counselling;
  • Individual and family counselling with children and families from your schools;
  • Develop and implement professional development for school staff
  • Carrying out counselling in community crisis or critical incident situations
  • Planning/providing groups
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all clients within the parameters of duty of care;
  • Attending and contributing to Program meetings and professional development;
  • Ensuring that clinical and administrative standards are maintained in accordance with the Program’s policies.

If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives - we want to hear from you!!!

What we offer

Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a diverse range of program areas. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option and professional development in a family friendly environment.

About us

CatholicCare is the social services arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.


Tertiary Qualifications in:

  • Social Work(including membership of Australian Association of Social Workers), or registered with AHPRA as a Psychologist, or
  • degree qualified counsellors with ACA or PACFA membership (level 3 or 4)

Ideal person

The ideal person we are seeking has:

  • Demonstrated wide range of experience in family and relationship counselling particularly in relation to issues facing young people, families, couples and individuals
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within a child safety framework that is client centred and family focused.
  • Excellent relationship building skills to maintain effective stakeholder relationships
  • Proven experience and ability to respond appropriately to critical incidents and to clients presenting with complex needs
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills
  • Computer literacy skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and simple data bases
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality
  • Ability to travel as required

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People’s Card (if working in the ACT)
  • a Working with Children Check (if working in NSW)

You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check.

To Apply

To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Address each area above in a covering letter (no more than 2 pages).
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Please download the selection criteria:Family Relationship & Couple Counsellor PD 2021

Please send your applications to:

Closing Date: when filled

CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.