Location: Sydney
Area: Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $68,750 - $82,571 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a part-time permanent Counsellor for the Child Youth and Family Support Program based at the Barnardos Centre in Auburn, Western Sydney.  Reporting to the Manager – the Counsellor will be responsible for;
  • Provide counselling and support to children, young people and non-offending parents.
  • Provide consultation and supportive intervention to families across program areas of service delivery of Safety and prevention and Out of Home Care services
  • Deliver services to children, young people and families in accordance with Barnardos policies, procedures and practice guidelines
  • Monitor child protection concerns, consult and act in accordance with the NSW Children and Young Person’s (Care and Protection) Act, Mandatory Reporter Guide and Barnardos Australia “Reporting Child Abuse” Policy
About You
To be successful in the Counsellor role, you will ideally have;
  • Tertiary qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, Social Science, Community Services or a related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs and concerns of families and children within the Cumberland LGA and Greater Sydney area.
  • Sound knowledge of dynamics of sexual assault, domestic and family violence.
  • 5 years’ experience working with children and young people and their family.
  • Experience in engaging with individuals, children, young people and families in counselling.
  • Experience in advocating for children, young people and families who have experienced sexual harm and/or domestic violence.
  • Experience in service delivery to CALD and ATSI clients.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
At Barnardos, we provide opportunities for development through individual and group mentoring, secondments, acting up and project work. Our benefits include flexible working arrangements, cultural leave, a day off during NAIDOC week, additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break, volunteer opportunities at community events and many more.

Salary: Base $68,750 to $82,571 (pro rata) plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury on 02 9218 2346

Date Posted: 14/10/2021 02:19 PM

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