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Job Number : 26450
Type and Location : Counselling / WA - Other
Listed By : Youth Focus on 11 Jan 2019
Youth Counsellor

Youth Counsellor

  • Permanent position in Albany
  • Three or four days per week (0.60FTE – 0.80FTE)

Youth Focus is a for-purpose organisation that aims to prevent youth suicide and depression.  Each year, Youth Focus supports more than 3,500 young Western Australians through its no-cost professional and therapeutic counselling services.

Youth Focus champions a person-centred approach to counselling which incorporates education, support and evidence-based clinical interventions aimed at strengthening resiliency and coping resources.

Youth Focus are currently seeking an experienced part-time Youth Counsellor to provide a mix of office and school based prevention and early-intervention services in the Albany area.

This role will be responsible for providing support to young people aged 12 to 25 with early signs of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Ideally you will have:-

  • Registration/membership with a professional association (e.g. AHPRA, AASW ACA or PACFA) as a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, counsellor or mental health nurse.
  • Experience in supporting young clients through bio-psycho-social-sexual issues in a therapeutic setting, as well as engaging and including families in counselling as appropriate.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, diversified and growing organisation.
  • Competitive salary with ongoing industry benchmarking and access to salary packaging.
  • Well-appointed, youth friendly, office environment.
  • Comprehensive training, induction and support within the role as well as ongoing quality supervision and professional development opportunities.
  • Above award annual leave, long service leave and superannuation entitlements, which increase in line with tenure.
  • Vibrant staff engagement, talent management and recognition program with generous staff prizes.
  • Ability to conduct psychosocial assessments to determine client suitability for early intervention services, including risk assessment/management plans and current mental health status.
  • Ability to develop case formulations and care plans.
  • Familiarity and use of outcome based measures to monitor and inform treatment progress.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Eligibility to provide services that attract a Medicare Rebate would be desirable


Contact Details
For further information on this opportunity please contact Chrystalla Georgiou, HR Business Partner on 08 6266 4333 or visit Seek for further details.

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