Counsellor


About us: 

Baptist Care SA works collaboratively with South Australians from all walks of life. We provide Camping and Adventure Programs, Disability Services, Homelessness Services, Out of Home Care and Youth, Family and Community Programs. We are committed to finding a way forward for everyone we serve and supporting them to achieve their life goals. We find ways to make people's lives better.

About the role– Part-Time (0.8FTE) until 30 June 2026 (must work Wednesdays)

As a Counsellor with Baptist Care SA’s Family Wellbeing Service, you will deliver a model of counselling that incorporates a holistic, systemic and trauma informed lens over a suite of approved, universal, evidence-based counselling theories. This role is based at our Salisbury office and actively delivers services throughout Adelaideand Adelaide Hills. You will provide direct support and facilitation of services to, for and on behalf of our clients which may include individual counselling, facilitating psycho-educational sessions, supporting clients and their community of care team (includes parents, trusted carers and other identified supports such as any connected agencies or other community supports within their circle of influence).

Your duties will involve, but won’t be limited to: 

  • Deliver child-focused counselling and family therapy to children, young people in partnership with their families to support good mental health for individual and family functioning as well as supporting the family to build capacity to learn life skills in these areas.
  • Deliver a client centred practice approach based on the organisations best practice framework.
  • Delivery of short term, early intervention, evidence based therapeutic supports whilst working alongside children and their families in addition you would be supporting clients to engage in our Next Steps program to access services with other community agencies and services that may beidentified as a needs gap for that client.
  • Provision of the FWS program services via community outreach, mental health promotion/education and community development activities that are designed to increase the local capacity to understand and respond to children or young people at risk or affected by mental illness.
  • Play an active role in attending and documenting the client journey as per our best practice model.
  • Actively participating in all supervision as required (individual, peer, and group) to demonstrate accountability and improvement of practice. 

About you: 

You will be self-motivated, creative, engagingand have an attention to detail as well as an awareness of the bigger picture in regard to our program and contract. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and are continually working towards a best practice model for our clients, through the collection of data, continual research, and evaluation. 

You will also bring with you the following skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of counselling as part of an organisation providing mental health services, and/or the delivery of professional counselling services to children and/or families. 
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in previous roles where you have used trauma informed and responsive principles and practice methods and solution focussed therapy.
  • Have a good working knowledge and understanding of evidence based, brief/systemic therapeutic approaches
  • Evidence of competent experience and ability for provision of therapeutic group facilitation, presenting or training.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand contractual service and program compliance in a community services environment.

Specific Requirements: 

Baptist Care SA is committed to the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable people and as such applicants will be considered in accordance with our safety practices and suitability. 

You will be required to have, or be willing to obtain: 

  • A valid full South Australia driver’s license (C Class)
  • National Police Clearance
  • Evidence of current COVID 19 vaccinations including any booster requirements
  • A valid Child-Related Employment Screening via Department of Human Services
  • Looking Through Their Eyes (previously Child Safe Environments Certificate) - or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours
  • You must be willing to use your own vehicle to travel to various parts across Adelaide 

Why work with us? 

Baptist Care SA offers a flexible and supportive environment where you are encouraged to be the best version of yourself.

You’ll also receive: 

  • A competitive salary on the SCHADS Award ($77,000 to $79,600 pa (FT equivalent) + salary packaging + superannuation)
  • Salary Packaging to increase your take home pay 
  • A corporate health plan with BUPA offering discounted health insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employees cultural and community obligations, including NAIDOC Leave and up to five days Paid Cultural Leave 

We do not accept applications via email, however, for more information, please see our website, or reach out to the Team Leader, Danielle at dfisher@baptistcaresa.org.au for a confidential discussion. 

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

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Fixed Term - Part Time

Job no: LQAQ226865

Location: Adelaide, Central, Eastern Metro, Hills, Northern Metro, Southern Metro, Western Metro

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 February 2023