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Job Number : 28502
Type and Location : Family Counselling / Melbourne
Listed By : CatholicCare on 29 Aug 2019
Family Counsellor – Parenting Orders Program

                    Maximum Term, Part time (3 days/wk) position

                    Values Based Organisation

                    Salary Packaging & extra paid Leave benefits


Relationships are at the heart of why CatholicCare exists. We help people to build positive relationships, and repair connections when needed. CatholicCare works on behalf of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Diocese of Sale with a mission to break down the barriers to social inclusion by strengthening families and communities.


We are currently seeking a part time (3 days/wk) Family Counsellor to join our Parenting Orders Program team based in Epping on a Maximum term contract until 29 February 2020.


CatholicCare provides individual support, counselling and group education programs for separated families who have experienced high parental conflict over an extended period of time. Our Parenting Orders Program (POP) helps parents to manage disputes and increase cooperation and communication. The program is child-focused and gives children the opportunity to have a voice.


Reporting to the Team Leader, Epping the position will be involved in but not limited to:

                    Providing counselling to separated parents and their children

                    Running information sessions and education groups for parents and their children

                    Acting as a consultant in Child Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution practice

                    Developing and maintaining a broad understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and operating at all times with a cognisance of the provisions of the Act

                    Facilitating referrals to appropriate services and organisations


The successful applicants will possess:

                    A degree in Psychology, Counselling or Social Work

                    Post graduate studies in couple therapy or family therapy highly regarded.

                    Eligibility for A.P.S or A.A.S.W membership

                    A proven track record in relationship and family counselling

                    Excellent communication, decision making, problem solving, advocacy and negotiation skills

                    Ability to work effectively in, and contribute to a positive and productive team environment.

                    Experience using the MS Office Suite.


In return you will work in a supportive team environment, and will receive some attractive staff benefits!


For a detailed position description, go to:  Applications close on COB Thursday 12th September 2019 and can be emailed to with the job title in the subject line, a cover letter explaining your experience in-line with the position description, and your resume.  Enquiries can be directed to the HR team on (03) 9287 5554.


This offer of employment and commencement in the position is conditional upon receipt of a successful Police Record check assessment, and International Police check (if you have lived overseas for 12 months continuously in the past 10 years), and a Working with Children Check. CatholicCare has PBI tax status, and the salary can be packaged to the benefit of the incumbent.

CatholicCare is committed to child safety.  We have zero tolerance of child abuse.  Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process.

Contact Details
(03) 9287 5554

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