Position Details
Reference Number 15255
Position Title Youth Counselling & Support
Employment Status Temporary Part Time
Directorate Youth Services
Location Brimbank Community & Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
Band Band 6
Salary $83,707.62 to $92,773.22
Hours 21.60
Position Summary

Brimbank City Council embraces our diverse community and work environment and encourages applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Youth Conselling and Support Officer

Brimbank City Council’s Youth Services Team is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated staff member who shares Council's commitment to delivering quality youth counselling and wellbeing programs to join the Wellbeing and Belonging team.

 This position provides short to medium term generalist counselling and group support programs to young people in a range of settings throughout the City of Brimbank. Candidates will have a degree and/or masters qualification and several years experience in counselling, psychology or social work and have proven experience in providing individual support and counselling to young people and families.

A proven experience in planning, implementing and evaluating youth support programs in varied settings, as well as confident decision making and problem solving skills.

A sound knowledge and understanding of YACVic's Code of Ethical Practice is essential.

This is a temporary part time position til 24 December 2020.  

Applicants must address the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.


Selection Criteria Essential: Relevant Degree and/or Masters Qualification and several years experience in Youth Work, Counselling, Psychology or Social Work or related discipline;

Essential: Demonstrated knowledge of counselling theories and practice;

Essential: Demonstrated experience in the provision of generalist counselling to young people and their families (where required) using a range of therapeutic techniques;

Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge in the design, implementation and facilitation of therapeutic groups, and community capacity building projects;

Essential: Sound practice in maintaining case records, report writing, collating data and analysing statistical information and understanding of evaluative frameworks;
Contact Person Dean James
Contact Number 0392494206
Alternate Contact Person Damir Lendich
Alternate Contact Number 0392494117
Closing Date 23/01/2020
Position Description
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