Child and Youth Counsellor – First Nations program

About UsRelationships Australia (QLD) Limited (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services. We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities. We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. We provide services from more than 30 centres and employ over 400 employees across Queensland. About the RoleWe are currently seeking applications for the permanent part-time role (60 hours per fortnight) of Child and Youth Counsellor within our First Nations program in Townsville.You’ll work with First Nations children, young people, and their families who are experiencing, or have been affected by, domestic and family violence through individual and group counselling.The key responsibilities of this position include:Provide appropriate counselling, referral and support using individual, group, and community-based interventions.Facilitate cultural healing to contribute to improved safety and empowerment for children and young people who experience family violence or displaying violent and/or complex childhood behaviours.Client assessment & intake / client appointments/ referrals / treatment plansWork with relevant government organisations and community agencies to successfully link children and young people to other support services within a case management model.  Workdays/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, Please note that the position holder may be required to work an evening shift (12pm to 8pm) weekly, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.About YouTo be successful in this position, you will have at least:Relevant experience AND / ORAn undergraduate qualification in the Human Services related field A theoretical understanding of:Child developmentDomestic and family violence, child protection legislation and family lawExperience working with children and young people in a therapeutic contextExperience working with local networks and agenciesKnowledge of the State and National Domestic and Family Violence Practice Standards particularly in relation to working with women, children, and young people.What We Can Offer You The salary being offered is $80,963.63 to $94,619.10 per annum pro rata, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation. We also offered you as follows:Excellent work-life balance and flexible working hours and delivery  Additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave A supportive team environment and opportunity for professional development Salary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay Paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts How to Apply To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in each area. Application can be submitted by clicking the Apply Now button.Please note that we will be reviewing applications as they’re received, so we encourage you to submit your application before closer to advertisement.Applications close at 4pm on 24 July 2023HR - PD - Child and Youth Counsellor - Thriving Kinnections AUD Townsville 4810