Counsellor/Group Facilitator – Ipswich

Organisation: UnitingCare

Location: Ipswich

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking two motivated and enthusiastic Group Facilitator / Counsellors to join our Uniting Care Men Choosing Change and Family Support & Counselling Team based in Ipswich on a part-time basis.

Our Men Choosing Change Group Facilitators are pivotal in facilitating our group program with a focus on perpetrator accountability. The role also provides counselling with individual, children and families with an aim to strengthen resilience and wellbeing and strengthen families. You will support the diverse individuals and families who engage in our services supporting each member of the family unit to ensure they are safe and have a positive wellbeing.

What you’ll need

Ideally you will have previous experience within a similar position where you have worked with men who perpetrate violence and families and children from diverse cultural backgrounds. In addition you will have a strong therapeutic framework, with the capability to provide/facilitate group programs. Supplementing the above you will be tertiary Qualified within social science, psychology and/or counselling with applicable eligibility for membership to one of the following professional associations (Australian Psychological Society, Australian Counselling Association or PACFA Member Association.).

In addition it is an inherent requirement of these roles that the individual appointed be able to present at the time of appointment a Current drivers license and “working with Children check” (Blue card).

Please Note: To ensure the health and safety of our people, and the clients, residents, patients and people we serve at Uniting Care Queensland, all staff are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements, such as public health directions, and Uniting Care’s vaccination policy requirements, with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations. The successful applicant must be able to meet Uniting Care’s mandate of receiving all recommended doses of approved Covid-19 vaccines (including boosters) approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the provision of Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.

Supporting you to support others

Family and Disability Services is a respected industry leader and one of Queensland’s largest community service providers, with a wide range of services that provide support to vulnerable individuals, families and communities in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the State. We’re proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

Access to salary packaging & meal and entertainment benefits
Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
Employee assistance, health & wellness programs
Values-based culture & rewards and recognition
Ongoing learning & development

Ready to work together?

Our application process takes less than 15 minutes – Click the ‘APPLY’ button below to be taken to our online application process and upload your resume and cover letter.

Our team are available to answer any questions you may have. We’ll do our best to get back to you 2 weeks from the closing date.

Our approach is simple –everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

For more information, contact Tamara Schroers on [email protected]

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