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Wellbeing Counsellor

Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: North Lakes, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

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ABOUT US

 

YMCA Wellbeing Services aim to improve the mental wellbeing and reduce the mental ill-health of program beneficiaries and staff. We achieve this through the provision of best practice psychological and counselling intervention for individuals and families. In addition, we deliver evidence-based Wellbeing Group Programs, both preventative and intervention-focused, that meet the developmental needs of children and young people.

 


ABOUT THE ROLE  

Wellbeing Counsellors currently work within the YMCA Vocational School, supporting adolescents who have disengaged from mainstream education.

 

This position will be located at our Mango Hill Campus. This is permanent, Full Time Position 

 

Working within a multidisciplinary team, Wellbeing Counsellors achieve long term outcomes by:
 

  • Conducting brief intervention counselling with individuals aimed at reducing barriers to education;
  • Designing and delivering preventative and early intervention group programs;
  • Developing the capabilities of staff by delivering YMCA’s wellbeing framework, Thrive, including the creation of resources and training other staff on all wellbeing-related matters; and
  • Supporting students’ learning by administering or coordinating assessments, formulating Personal Education Plans with teaching staff and resourcing students with  cognitive, sensory and/or social/ emotional challenges.

 

 

To obtain a position description for this vacany, please email YMCA Human Resources at hr@ymcabrisbane.org 

 

 

ABOUT YOU

 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the YMCA's mission, vision and values and will be able to meet the following selection criteria:


Essential: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in counselling and/or psychology and must be fully registered or able to be registered with the Australian Counselling Association and/or Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia;
  • Highly developed skills and experience in working with young people to provide strategic support that enables students to improve their social-emotional, academic and vocational capacities;
  • Demonstrated expertise in evidence based assessment and intervention for young people experiencing difficulties related to mental health, development disorder and cognitive impairment;
  • Well-developed written communication skills with the ability to provide high quality professional reports and case notes; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated capacity to participate positively in a team environment and work across other program areas;
  • Computer literacy and prior experience using a range of office software including Word and Excel;
  • Current driver's licence, current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) and first aid qualification or willingness to obtain. 


Desirable: 

  • Postgraduate tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling or education;
  • Membership of the Australian Psychological Society, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia or Queensland Guidance Counselling Association.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

 

Please upload your resume/CV and a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your suitability for this position by responding to the selection criteria stated above using the "Apply for this Job" button.

 

 

You must have working rights in Australia to be able to apply for this position.

 

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.


Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Our Commitment

We take our responsibility for keeping children and young people safe very seriously and are proudly an Australian Childhood Foundation Safeguarding Children Accredited Organisation.

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:  

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • rights to work in Australia.  

 

 Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.