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29 MARCH 2021 TO 21 JANUARY 2022

  • Part-time – 24 hours per week (days negotiable)
  • Salary and Conditions – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS) Level 4/5
  • Pay Rate dependant on qualifications and experience

About the Opportunity
As a member of the Greenacre Area Community Centre staff team, the role of Child and Family Counsellor/Caseworker is to work directly with the target group to provide a range of targeted early intervention (TEI) services including Counselling; Intake/Assessment/Casework; Parenting Programs, Mentoring/Peer Support and Capacity Building. Target groups include: children 0-5, children 6-18, younger parents, single parents and CALD communities.

The position is funded by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

This is a rewarding opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic professional to work creatively across the various program areas to deliver the Family Empowerment Program (FEP). The FEP is part of the targeted support services implemented under our TEI funding contract. You will be working both individually and with our Supported Playgroup team and in partnership with external services, including local primary schools.

Specific Duties
Refer to the Position Description for full details of the role.


Applications Close March 1, 2021
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Job Category Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job Field Mental Health and Counselling
Employment Basis Part Time
Location South West Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  • Formal graduate qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience in the provision of generalist counselling services with children, families and young people
  • Ability to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged families and provide intake/assessment/casework services and utilise external referral networks
  • High level program planning and development skills
  • Ability to undertake a Needs Analysis of families in the local community
  • Proven program facilitation skills and a track record delivering a variety of evidence based parenting education programs
  • High level interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to people from a diverse cultural background
  • Understanding of the needs of socially disadvantaged/vulnerable families
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the organisation’s objectives
  • Strong computer literacy skills
  • Flexibility to work additional hours if required
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Knowledge of current legislation related to Child Protection issues
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and access to a vehicle
  • Working with Children’s Check

Desirable Criteria

  • Fluency in a second relevant community language
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge of current Work Health and Safety legislation.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

How to Apply

Please submit your application together with the following documents:

  • A Current Resume, including two recent work referees, one of which is a direct Manager/Supervisor.
  • A Cover Letter on the template provided
  • A Statement of Selection Criteria addressing each point of the Essential and Desirable Selection criteria.

Please Note - Applications that are submitted without the above documents will not be considered.

This role is not suitable for new graduates. New graduates need not apply.

Email your application to by 9am Monday 1 March, 2021.

Greenacre Area Community Centre

Our Vision
An inclusive, empowered, and engaged community

Our Values
We work in a way which is honest, right, and fair
Socially Just: We advocate for equality. We support people to improve their lives and claim their human rights.
Inclusive: We work to create a community where everyone feels they belong, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what their life journey has been.
Collaborative: We promote genuine community engagement and participation. We listen to the community so we can continually improve. We build partnerships, and collaborate with our colleagues inside and outside of the organisation.
Creative: We use our imagination, energy, and resourcefulness to find new and innovative ways to achieve our Vision
Sustainable: We operate in a way that supports environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Contact Executive Officer
Phone number 0406 063 949

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