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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Counsellor

  • Permanent Part Time 30 hours per week located at our Hurstville Hub
  • $37.81ph - $40.68ph + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Small and supportive team to help you find your feet and thrive!

For over 30 years our Post Adoption Resource Centre (PARC) has supported people across NSW whose lives have been affected by adoption.   

About this role

As a Post Adoption Counsellor, you will improve the well being of people affected by adoption by providing therapeutic services such as counselling, therapeutic group work, intermediary, information and research services. We use a trauma-informed, family systems and strengths based approach to support individuals and families navigate their post adoption journey.

Your benefits

  • Salary Benefits - Salary package $15,900 pa + $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and package vehicles!
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements + laptop & phone provided to work remotely 
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years!
  • Wellness-  fitness passport + purchase additional leave
  • Professional development- Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities

About you 

You will have a relevant tertiary (degree) qualification e.g., social work, counselling, psychology and:

  • An understanding of the key issues surrounding adoption such as trauma and its impact, identity and reunion issues.
  • Experience delivering trauma informed evidence-based programs and therapeutic services, individually and in groups.
  • Demonstrated practice skills working therapeutically with adults and adolescents, preferably in a post adoption service.
  • Experience working therapeutically with families is desirable.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills, with knowledge of search, outreach and intermediary practices.
  • Great people skills and capacity to engage with people from all walks of life.
  • Some flexibility to travel and do evening work.
  • Current driver's license.

Interested? Apply online today!

Contact Sarah Burn on 0481 463 605 or Alana Laundy 0449 902 541 to discuss the role in more detail.

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TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.